Why Humiliation Is the Most Intense Human Emotion

Like anyone, I suppose, I take great pains to avoid humiliation. But as a fat person, humiliation is built into my everyday existence—just living in my body is coded as humiliating by the culture at large—so when I was younger, I always went out of my way to be more in control of my image than I needed to be. More… » 5/07/14 5:00pm 5/07/14 5:00pm

Humiliating Women Is Not Hilarious

A bikini that dissolves in water is being called the "ultimate form of revenge for recently-dumped dudes." Inflicting public nudity on a woman is not "revenge," it is criminal and cruel. [Spike] » 7/31/09 12:20pm 7/31/09 12:20pm

Facebooked: The Art Of Choosing A Picture

One of the primary challenges of modern existence is that of crafting the Facebook profile. How to make clear, in a few well-chosen words, that you don't really care about this, but, incidentally, are incredibly awesome and have impeccable taste with a flippant but mordant sense of humor? How much to write? How… » 7/23/08 4:00pm 7/23/08 4:00pm