Why We Need More 'Ugly' People On TV

Because I am the most tedious person in the history of dad's-girlfriends, the other day I found myself yelling at a 12-year-old girl, "'UGLY' IS A CONSTRUCT." (Past good-time hits have included, "ALL BODIES ARE GOOD BODIES," "NEUTRALITY HELPS THE OPPRESSOR," "NO, THE PRETTY LITTLE LIARS MAIN CAST ISN'T ALL MOSTLY… » 3/25/14 5:30pm 3/25/14 5:30pm

Skechers to Pay $40 Million Settlement for Totally Lying About Their…

You know those horrible fucking Skechers foot-loafs that, according to the commercials, will transform your lumpy regular-person buns into the magnificent celebrity-buns of Hollywood's fourth-most-famous Brooke? Yeah, those things. Well, now they're not just painfully, obviously stupid, they're also legally stupid. » 5/16/12 4:00pm 5/16/12 4:00pm

Ladies, Weiner's Cock Proves You Need An Ugly Husband

So Anthony Weiner sent women pictures of his penis, both clothed and unclothed, and may have told a teenage girl he was like a superhero. Obviously, the question we should all be asking is: how did Huma fuck up this badly? » 6/13/11 12:55pm 6/13/11 12:55pm

The Problem With Ugliness

A recent conversation: Maggie: Do you think people are either attractive or unattractive? Kate: My mother was on the phone last night, saying, "You have to stop putting yourself down. You sound ridiculous." » 4/28/10 3:40pm 4/28/10 3:40pm

Sex, Lies, And Stereotypes: Can Women Really Get Laid Whenever They…

"There is such a thing as being unfuckable and female," writes Jessa Crispin. It's a shocking statement, but it also brings up an issue we don't often discuss: what it's like to be not sexually desired, but sexually devalued. » 4/15/10 4:00pm 4/15/10 4:00pm

Ugly-Pretty Face: Are We Truly Experiencing A Cultural "Ugly Moment?"

I remember my grandfather musing that, thanks to dentistry, medicine and relative affluence, people simply weren't "ugly" the way they had been when he was a child in early 20th century Arkansas. (It should be noted that he was known in said hamlet as "Moe Joe the Dog-Faced Boy," a name he carried for the next 80… » 10/30/08 2:00pm 10/30/08 2:00pm