British Feminism Is Totally Effed, Says UK Observer

The Guardian's Sunday magazine, the Observer, devoted almost every article this past weekend to the state of feminism in Britain, and the picture they paint is pretty bleak. The lead essay, by 39-year-old Rachel Cooke, claims that the gains made by earlier feminists are quickly losing ground. "Are we going backwards?… » 12/08/08 9:30am 12/08/08 9:30am

Washington Post Magazine Runs Livejournal-y Cover Story By Unemployed

Because one can never get one's fill of first-person newspaper Sunday magazine stories by unemployed people in which nothing much happens, I read a cover story in the Washington Post Magazine called "Terminated," wherein a man named T.M. Shine — and, you will be shocked to learn, he blogs! — gets laid off from his job… » 5/28/08 12:00pm 5/28/08 12:00pm

5 Things About That Times Magazine Piece On Masturbatory Blogging

Maybe you heard but there's a big story out about our generation's compulsive confessionalism written by my ex-colleague, former Gawker editor Emily Gould. Emily is also my friend, though there were times during the Year Of Magical Linking (cf. Xian) I wished she could just get a lobotomy. She was pretty and clever and … » 5/23/08 3:00pm 5/23/08 3:00pm

Heather "Dooce" Armstrong, "Hot Geek" Husband Are Absolutely Adorable

Heather B. Armstrong, aka Dooce — whom people persist in calling a "Mommy Blogger" even though she's so much more — was on Nightline last night, talking about her blog and her family. I particularly related to the sweet relationship between Heather and her husband, Jon, whom she calls a "hot geek." Jon talks about how when … » 5/13/08 12:00pm 5/13/08 12:00pm

Heather "Dooce" Armstrong Makes Kathie Lee Uncomfortable

Talk about ice queens on the Today show: This morning, Heather B. Armstrong met with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford to talk about her award-winning, groundbreaking blog Dooce — is it just me or doesn't it seem a bit unfair to call it a "Mom Blog"? — and sat on the couch with her arms crossed the entire time, looking… » 5/07/08 1:30pm 5/07/08 1:30pm

New York State Court Says Dishing About Your Divorce Online Is Legal,…

Tricia Walsh-Smith, the playwright and soon-to-be-ex-wife of theater executive Philip Smith who posted a tearful, angry rant about her divorce on YouTube, isn't the only divorcée talking about her plight on the 'net. Today's New York Times discusses the pitfalls of broadcasting a breakup for the world to see, profiling… » 4/18/08 12:00pm 4/18/08 12:00pm

New Canadian Dudeblogger Seems To Hate Dudes Just As Much As We Do

Edward Keenan writes a new blog called "Act Like A Man." He is one of those guys who feels superior to all the meatheads and misogynists and Maxim and insouciant unemployed selfish stoner types and psychotic hyperassholes modern masculinity comprises these days but he doesn't really derive much satisfaction from feeling… » 4/11/08 6:40pm 4/11/08 6:40pm

Dooce: Proof That Not All Our Pregnancies Need To End In Abortion?

The Wall Street Journal peeks inside the — controversial! impassioned! and dare we say even more narcissistic than the regular blogosphere! — world that is the mommy blogosphere today, and first of all, we regret to inform you that self-righteous Babble daddyblogger Steve Almond quit last week in a fit of… » 4/10/08 2:30pm 4/10/08 2:30pm

Claudia Kishi Of The Baby-Sitters Club: My First Fashion Muse

Someone named Kim has founded a blog analyzing the outfits of Claudia Kishi of the Baby-Sitters Club. Every single post is stirring these long-dormant emotions. Emotions that formed the basis of my very identity. Seriously, Claudia...where to begin? She was Japanese-American. She was only 12, but her awesome ensembles… » 3/31/08 3:30pm 3/31/08 3:30pm

Glamour Finally Dumps Mike Cherico. Can We Learn From This?

So we did it. Womanity put an abrupt end to the dating blogging career of Glamour's Mike Cherico. He is not the first Glamour contributor Jezebel has inadvertently helped to get canned. But he is far and away the worst. And I do not mean the "worst Glamour contributor Jezebel has inadvertently helped to get canned" or… » 3/10/08 1:30pm 3/10/08 1:30pm

The. Worst. Date. Ever., Brought To You By Glamour

We sort of dismissed Glamour "Man Needs Date" blogger, Mike "Edgy English Teacher" Cherico, early in his tenure as the type of jackass whose jackassiness was unworthy of analysis. It was too typical, too garden-variety L.A., lacking in that certain pathological je ne sais quoi that makes the Paul Jankas of this world so… » 3/07/08 3:40pm 3/07/08 3:40pm

Meet Bikini Blogger Pamela Geller. She Is Like Ann Coulter Meets The…

We are not going to beat around the, uh, pubes: we did not really dive into a piece on "5 Female Conservative Bloggers" expecting to find new role models/heroines for Jezebel readers to admire/encourage/etc.. But HOLY SHIT, how did we never hear of Pamela Geller? Pamela's blog is called Atlas Shrugs. She has an MBA. "I'm… » 3/05/08 3:00pm 3/05/08 3:00pm

Beauty Bloggers Are The Lowest Form Of Freeloader

A story in the Times today chronicles the "growing power" of beauty bloggers. Hey, how come we never read those?, we wondered, and resolved to end that neglectful habit today and point our clickers to every one of the Top 10 Beauty Blogs as anointed by last week's WWD. Wrote Fabulista over at beautybloggingjunkie (Motto: … » 1/31/08 12:30pm 1/31/08 12:30pm

Dear "Baby Daddy" Steve Almond: Ever Heard Of That Saying,"You Can't Have…

Steve Almond and Jane Roper are two bloggers for the parenting website Babble who recently decided, "in the spirit of blog-raderie", to have a play date and blog about it on their respective blogs. Ruh-oh! "Josie seems so sweet and sociable on her dad's blog, but in reality, I'm sorry to report, she's a total prima donna," … » 1/02/08 2:00pm 1/02/08 2:00pm

Haley And Elaine Are Best Friends Who Hate Each Other. Can A Blog Save …

"Haley" is one of those overeducated-underemployed, vain-but-deep-down sweet, funny, drunkorexic thirtysomethings olds living in the den of suspended hipsterlescence that is Portland; "Elaine" is a "reg" who used to be something of a hipster-lite but got married and knocked up and obsessed with her Judaism. They're those… » 12/20/07 1:00pm 12/20/07 1:00pm

New Glamour Blogger Amanda Carpenter Is Totes Hasselbeck 2.0

We totally missed the launch of Glamour's awesome political blog "Glamocracy" a few days ago, which is actually okay since I really needed to post something and I'm glad it doesn't have to involve constructing a more complex thought than "yay hate!" You see, they have a multitude of bloggers at Glamocracy, among them a… » 12/14/07 6:00pm 12/14/07 6:00pm