Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not yet said one way or the other whether she intends to run again for president in 2016. But that hasn’t stopped the chattering classes from dissecting every single item related to a “Hillary ’16″ run ad nauseum. The latest iteration is the TIME magazine cover this week: a coverline reading “Can Anyone Stop Hillary?” over a photo-illustration of a huge, high-heeled woman in a pantsuit stepping past a miniature man who jumps out of the way.
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In the court of public opinion, as evidenced by the sheer number of people of who changed their Facebook profile photo to the equals sign this week, sure. But I’m holding off on doing my victory dance until marriage equality is on the books nationwide. Still, I love these two covers. Beautiful.
Whoa. Hi there, TIME magazine. You went there, didn’t you?
I’m as pro-breastfeeding-in-public as one can be, but this cover photo the intentional provocation of this cover annoys me. The 26-year-old mother Jamie Lynne Grumet is model-hot and that’s no accident; nor is it an accident that her child she is breastfeeding is three-years-old, an age which some may argue is “too old” to be nursing at their mama’s breast. I make no judgments about this mother’s attachment parenting or breastfeeding. But I wonder, will the visceral reaction to this provocative cover — which I would place bets on being covered up at newsstands, a la Cosmopolitan titties — do more harm to the parenting tactics she believes in than it will do good?
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It seems like I keep seeing more and more news about teacher/student affairs…especially ones involving female teachers and their young male students. As a former high school teacher, this whole scenario never gets less despicable and disgusting to me. I know first hand how close you can become with your students and how much testosterone teenage boys have. It’s outrageous. Were there a few awkward moments when 17-year-old boys hit me on at school dances? Yes. But seriously, when you are a teacher, you are entrusted with a serious duty—the safety and well being of your students. Every fiber of a non-psycho teacher’s being knows that crossing sexual boundaries is the weirdest, wrongest possible scenario. But it’s still happening. Especially in the state of Florida. Huh? Keep reading »
Time‘s current special section, “The Science of Romance,” is available online, but if you’re too busy getting busy to read it, here are some highlights:
If someone calls you a flirt as an insult, just tell them humans are programmed to do it — if they’re not a flirt, their programming must be off.
Scent is a big factor when it comes to attraction — and not just Old Spice vs. Envy by Gucci. Being on birth control can throw off our scent-o-meter and mask our ability to detect incompatibility. So, this might mean that you can either prevent pregnancy or find a guy who’s emitting the right chemicals – tough call.
Guys may be able to pass traces of testosterone (nature’s aphrodisiac) through their saliva while kissing, which might be why kissing can lead to, well, getting naked.
A deep voice has seductive powers, though it doesn’t seem to work on its own because I’m not really into Brad Garrett. [Time]
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