Posts tagged "femininity"

Beth Ditto On Southern Womanhood

“I think that we have parents that we have to answer to [in the South]. My mother would die if she found out that I treated someone rudely. … When…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Girl Talk: If Guys Don’t Care When We Poop, Why Do We?

Back in college, my best dude friend laughingly told me a horrifying — and quite possibly apocryphal — story about a “friend of a friend” whose one-night stand lost control…

Megan Carpentier | December 16, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Why Are The Best Shows On TV About Dudes?

There’s an interesting essay Chuck Klosterman wrote (it’s really very good, read the whole thing here) where he postulates:
There doesn’t seem to be much debate over what have

Jennifer Wright | October 12, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Zooey Deschanel’s Not Apologizing For Being A Girly Girl

“Here’s the thing about being a girlie girl. I think there was a generation before us that felt like they needed to act like men to be taken seriously, like…

Julie Gerstein | September 22, 2011 - 10:20 am

“Human Barbie” Mom Gives Boob Job Voucher For Her Daughter’s 7th Birthday

It figures a mother who made headlines when she taught her six-year-old daughter to pole dance would find another way to make the news: Sarah Burge of the UK gave…

Jessica Wakeman | June 8, 2011 - 2:40 pm

15 Rules For Girls … That Are Meant to Be Broken

Don’t get me wrong. I love rules. They’re great. They provide order. Structure. Prevent us from killing each other over the little things (Like your roommate eating the last of…

College Candy | February 2, 2011 - 7:20 pm

Bodybuilders Flex Their Femininity In NYC Art Exhibit

While any professional bodybuilder is a sight to behold, female bodybuilders are undoubtedly even more fascinating than their male counterparts — for how they challenge expectations of gender. They morph…

Joanne Hinkel | August 13, 2010 - 3:10 pm

A Stay-At-Home-Dad: Status Symbol, Mr. Mom, Babysitter … Or Parent?

There are many names you could call a stay-at-home dad who raises the young’uns while wifey brings home the bacon. “Mr. Mom.” The babysitter. Or, according to Marie Claire magazine,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 10, 2010 - 2:50 pm

Today’s Lady News: Too Pretty To Be A Construction Worker?

It hurts to be beautiful: A woman’s attractiveness is considered “detrimental” when applying for stereotypically masculine jobs, according to researchers at the University of Colorado at Denver Business School.

Jessica Wakeman | August 9, 2010 - 8:30 pm

NJ Parents Freak Over Boys’ “Crossdressing” Fashion Show At Elementary School

It’s never too early to reinforce gender roles!

Wilkins Elementary School in Maple Shade Township has canceled its third grade class’ Women’s History Month fashion show after (wait…

Jessica Wakeman | April 13, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Georgia Jail Thinks Pink Is For Prisoners

Ben Hill County Jail in Georgia will be undergoing some pretty severe interior decoration soon. So, why do we care? The whole jail will be painted Pepto-Bismol pink on the…

Jessica Wakeman | December 2, 2009 - 5:40 pm

British Porn Mag For Women Models Only “Feminine” Men

Laaaaaaaaaaaaaa-dies! We’ve got a new porno mag out over in England!

But unfortunately, Filament received a sour review from the Daily Mail, which hissed, “Most of the boys pictured…

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2009 - 6:00 pm

The Nookie Know-It-All: Freaking Fabio

“My boyfriend put on a long blonde wig for Halloween and it really turned me on. Am I a lesbian, or do I just like Fabio-look-alikes?” — Bodice Ripping, San

Sexpert Lindsay | March 17, 2008 - 1:00 pm
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