Gender Transition as Social Experiment?

Alexa Huang, Professor of English at George Washington University, writes about her experiences of the intersection of gender identity and race by looking at how her transition as a trans woman of color, specifically as an Asian trans woman, has altered the way privilege is applied, not applied, restricted, or revoked… » 4/16/14 10:15pm Yesterday 10:15pm

A Warning to All the Entitled Ladies: Your Sexism Might Be Showing

A recent study in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science examines the motivations that women have for buying into paternalistic garbage stereotypes about women. Specifically, researchers at the University of Auckland have elucidated a connection between a feeling of entitlement in women and… » 10/18/13 3:10pm 10/18/13 3:10pm

You Don't Have to be a Rich Asshole to Raise a Successful Kid

If you are a rich person living in a Big City and the only definition of success you can picture looks like private school —> Ivy League —> hedge fund manager, then please, go read this story about ethical parenting over at New York mag, which should really be called "Things Rich People With Kids Will Relate To," and which … » 10/08/13 11:59am 10/08/13 11:59am

Being Stupid Is Not A Choice, So Stop Hating Me For It

Today, Thought Catalog, a blog that serves as a future embarrassment machine for self-absorbed 23-year-olds who don't know any better, ran a post called "Being Privileged Is Not A Choice, So Stop Hating Me For It" (it's just as bad — NAY, WORSE — than it sounds). What follows is the only logically possible response. » 9/23/13 6:10pm 9/23/13 6:10pm

Things That Trigger Your Class Rage (and What to Do About It)

We probably seem painfully ordinary or even invisible. We are middle-class-looking people (or "better") who drive unremarkable but reliable cars, usually conjugate verbs correctly and probably went to college. We might even have jobs and successes that make us seem like we sailed through the flaming hoops of the… » 3/04/13 6:30pm 3/04/13 6:30pm

Have The Carrie Diaries Turned Carrie Bradshaw Into a Trust Fund Baby?

It is entirely possible that The Carrie Diaries, the Sex and the City prequel everyone seems very prepared to dislike, will deserve all the advance critical enmity it's been showered with ahead of its Monday premiere on the CW. That's because, according to Vulture's Patti Greco, TCD has some serious continuity issues » 1/13/13 2:00pm 1/13/13 2:00pm

Unsurprisingly, Kids With Cavities Don't Do Well in School

According to a recent study from USC's Ostrow School of Dentistry, — also informally known as the Ostrow School for Aspiring Sadists — kids whose mouths are riddled with cavities do significantly worse in school than their cavity-free peers, which might have something to do with the fact that only nerds floss. Children … » 8/16/12 9:45am 8/16/12 9:45am

What Does It Mean To Protest Like A Girl?

Depending on who you ask, Occupy Wall Street is either the inevitable outpouring populist outrage resulting from decades of corporate greed and abuse or a goalless collection of spoiled unemployed hippie sex fiends who just want to complain about something. Regardless of what you think about the protesters, the cause… » 10/11/11 3:40pm 10/11/11 3:40pm

Project Runway's Laura Bennett Doesn't Appreciate The Judge-iness

Remember when former Jezebel Jennifer Gerson called out Laura Bennett for referring to her nannies as "girls"? Well, Bennett does, and, for some reason, over a year later, she's responded over at the Daily Beast. » 2/12/09 12:00pm 2/12/09 12:00pm