Janet Manley

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Being Terrain-Fucked & Other Unromantic Things You Want To Avoid On Your Ski Trip

You’re off on a romantic ski weekend. You’ve never skied, or you’re not very good, but your chivalrous man-toy has promised to teach you. You’ve zipped your butt into a brand new pair of powder-blue skin-tight pants, your eyeliner is perfect and you’ve bought the perfect pair of goggles to wear on your helmet: thi…

By: Janet Manley / January 29, 2015

Creative Ways To Announce A Pregnancy In Any Profession

Facebook is overrun with pictures of baby bumps or "side belly cleavage," as I like to call it, originating with women announcing their journey from TTC (trying to conceive) to TWW (two-week window after ovulation) to Chosen Ones With Tiny John McCains in Their Bellies. As friends, we’re overjoyed when we see these in our…

By: Janet Manley / October 1, 2014

True Story: Peeing Like A Man

High on my list of lifetime headdesks is a morning on which I set off to "sweep" a terrain park on a mountain to declare it open and I suddenly needed to pee. I was a ski patroller, wearing the heroic black bib and brace with the yellow medical cross on my back, so I…

By: Janet Manley / August 1, 2014

The Soapbox: For The Most Feminist Marriage On TV, Look To Denmark’s Drama “Borgen”

Realistic marriages have little real estate on television, and feminist marriages even less. "Mad Men" and "The Sopranos" were studies of estrangement; "Breaking Bad" of spousal abuse. On "Friends," marriage meant banishment forever on to the suburbs. Imagine my excitement, then, on chipping my way into the first DVD set of "Borgen" — the so-called…

By: Janet Manley / January 31, 2014