Kira Cochrane of the Guardian is a rare breed of diet blogger: she pretty much thinks she looks fine, so she doesn't really feel like dieting. In previous columns, she's eaten muffins and "graciously refused" to work out with a medicine ball. This week, she planned to diet, but didn't. Kind of sounds like our lives. [… » 12/09/08 1:30pm 12/09/08 1:30pm

Women Protest Idiotic Aussie Mayor, Play Right Into His Fame Whorey…

Remember the Mayor of Jerktown » 8/20/08 9:30am 8/20/08 9:30am, er, Mount Isa, Australia, who tried to entice "beauty disadvantaged" women to his mostly-male town? Well, the women of Mount Isa (though Mayor John Molony probably wants them to - zing!). According to the local , angry citizens protested outside the City Council forecourt last night;…

Is Feminism Doomed?

Today's Guardian has an interesting, epic piece penned by Kira Cochrane, detailing the "all-out assault" on feminism. Claims Cochrane, "The rights we thought were settled are suddenly under threat." She points out that a UK businessman named Alan Sugar recently discussed the law - passed in the '70s - which prevents… » 7/01/08 12:00pm 7/01/08 12:00pm

Is The Relationship Between Male Artist And Female Subject Always A…

Lucien Freud's painting of Sue Tilley, called "Benefits Supervisor Sleeping," has sold for £17.2 million — reportedly the highest payday for a living artist in history. For Kira Cochrane at the Guardian, the portrait brings up a bunch of issues about the relationship of artist to subject, specifically when the artist… » 5/23/08 1:00pm 5/23/08 1:00pm

Woman Who Hates Weight-Loss Industry Decides To Diet

British writer Kira Cochrane, who has a new column in Guardian, loathes the diet industry. She finds it "utterly depressing" that a woman's thinness is often treated as a "major achievement" given that "we live in a society in which women are, on average, paid 17% less than men, make up only a fifth of Members of… » 2/12/08 1:00pm 2/12/08 1:00pm