Dinner Tab Chivalry Is One Dating Convention That Might Stick Around

Some conventions of patriarchal culture are easier to conceptually dismantle than others. Sure, women are still being paid less than men for the same exact work, but most reasonable people (and hopefully this isn’t too optimistic a generalization) who aren’t dripping with troll goo and are too young to have ever… » 8/11/13 2:00pm 8/11/13 2:00pm

The 'Men Are From Shopping Mars, Women Are From Shopping Venus' Bullshit …

Ah jeez. Marketing. Marketing is really the last bastion of socially acceptable "men do this/women do this" '90s hack-comedy. It's all about reducing people to groups and then playing tricks on those groups in order to get those groups to spend money. Ironing out the quirks and idiosyncrasies of personhood is the entire… » 9/06/12 5:00pm 9/06/12 5:00pm

The Shining Knights of the Aurora Movie Theater

When tragedy strikes, I stay up all night reading the news. The only way I know how to process incomprehensible events like the Dark Night Rises shooting in Aurora is by absorbing all the details, the more heart-wrenching and/or disturbing, the better. So far, the story that's stuck with me the most isn't the one… » 7/23/12 4:50pm 7/23/12 4:50pm

Stop Telling Men To "Man Up"

Politicians, especially women, apparently missed the memo yesterday that the phrase is "human the fuck up." Telling your male opponent to "man up" just has a better ring to it, apparently, judging from its overuse lately. » 10/15/10 5:20pm 10/15/10 5:20pm