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…

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 is… » 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