The drama-packed trailer for the tenth season of the Real Housewives of Orange County has lived up to much of the side-eye inducting antics it promised. Near the eye of that storm of crazy is a chronicle of the marriage troubles between Shannon Beador and her husband David.
In this ninth circle of social media hell where most of us reside, we all deal with a fair amount of oversharing. Sometimes we are the clueless oversharer while other times we’re on the other side of the Facebook wall, gouging out our eyes with forks upon the viewing of yet another drunken Coachella photo or the…
Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen had a child over the weekend. Congratulations! But wait – maybe next time don't tell us so much about how you had that child, says Good Morning America, which aired a segment Thursday about where "the line between 'okay' and 'TMI'" is when it comes to sharing on social media.
As a feminist, I'm occasionally accused of both witchcraft and hating children, which isn't fair. I don't hate children; I love them. I only have two problems with children: first, that people keep having them and then acting like the first person in human history to ever have a baby, and second, that people keep…
It's wedding and baby season, which means Facebook's insufferables have joined forces to stuff their weddings and babies so far down your throat that you can't even "LIKE" straight. That's why we need BabyMarriageBook. Before Facebook explodes in a giant baby wedding smugbomb. (Click image to enlarge.)
If you want to date your son's high school best friend, I guess that's your prerogative. But...why are you telling your story to the Daily Mail?
"Maybe I'm prim as hell, but I don't think opening up sexually, constantly=funny. So sick of over-sharers being called 'hilarious.' I'm sorry. I just hate when people think their personal catharsis is funny, audacious entertainment."-Mindy Kaling, via Twitter. [MindyKaling]
For some time now, I've harbored the suspicion that "oversharing" (2008's word of the year!) was a sort of insidious code:
I decided, a few months ago, that it would take something truly outrageous to make me give any more press to unhappy professional oversharer and exhibitionist Liz Jones. This is what did it:
Today's Wall Street Journal has a pretty simplistic take on how men and women talk about their relationship problems. But underneath the annoying Mars/Venus language, does the Journal have some (sort of) good advice about oversharing?
Today, Salon's Rebecca Traister explores the phenomenon of female writers' "graphic" accounts of the "messy realities of their bodies." Wait: Did someone say our name?!
In an interesting essay in the Sydney Morning Herald, Emily Maguire argues that not only have we lost our capacity for discretion, we resent it. Is oversharing the new etiquette?
There are few disappointments in life as reliable as the New York Times' Modern Love. If there's a point to publishing the dull, self-conscious relationship redux essays of anti-social nincompoops, I have yet to discover it. When it's not about how mommy used to be slutty and had a lot of tattoos before lasering them…
Did you catch yesterday's "Modern Love" piece in the NY Times? As we already know, the column might as well be titled "Neurosis And Narcissism," but even so, it can still leave you scratching your head and wondering what else you could have done with those lost five minutes. I daresay the latest dispatch is supposed…
The New York Times' "Modern Love" column is frequently irritating, silly, and asinine. But it's not often that one of these gut-spillers leaves one feeling actually disturbed, vaguely dirty, desperate to talk to a therapist and maybe call social services. Such was the reaction elicited by Sunday's "The Tiny Hand That…