Why do beauty therapists always make it their...
Well, I guess because that’s how they make money. I got a manicure yesterday, to treat myself after a particularly stressful month of writing. In the space of 20 minutes, the manicurist told me cheerfully that I ought to get my eyebrows waxed and also a Brazillian if I wanted to “keep my man happy”. The conversation went a little like this… Manicurist: Do you wax your...
Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.– Gloria Steinem (via birdgirl) I remember an old friend saying much the same when we were 20. She was pretty prescient, that one!
The MySpace page, with its shrieking typography and clamorous imagery, has...– The End of Solitude ChronicleReview.com (via somethingchanged)
Gala Darling has put together some Chinese... →
I’m a Dog: This year brings dramatic change for dogs — whether that’s good or bad is up to you! Concentrate on the positive & you will enjoy yourself much more. Make an effort to travel when you can & attend social engagements. Dogs who work in the creative or design industries will feel more inspired than ever this year, & will get lots of appreciation & recognition for...
Who you want to be is not nearly as important as who you are right now.– I Wrote This For You (via fatmanatee)
You know, I'm as cynical of botox and cosmetic... →
… (see examples here and here and here), but I can’t hate on Mary Rambin for doing it. Not when she’s being so damn honest about it. It would be nice to see a bit of critique on the subject from her, though (such as why she - and we- have been socialised to think that the barely existent folds in her skin are such a bad thing).
Who Is Bidding On Natalie Dylan’s Virginity? →
Another response to the Feministe post I referenced the other day. (via robot-heart)
"Does my ass look fat in this?" Well, maybe. →
But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Kate Harding has an excellent essay on Salon.com about our attitudes towards fatness. It’s something I’ve observed from a couple of angles. On the one hand, fat is constantly discussed. People regularly and freely giggle and moan about it: “That celeb’s put on a bit of weight”; “Check out that fat person, ew...
So, I finally decided to get myself some comments...
Is Facebook Hurting Feminism? →
Sexologist Logan Levkoff says ‘yes’, for two reasons: 1. Teens are relying on technology rather than talking face to face, as a means to avoid rejection. 2. Girls are dating boys solely so they can change their Facebook status to ‘in a relationship’. Some of what Levkoff says, I liked (particularly, “Why do we feel compelled to announce or define our...
Joe Biden is like me in old man form
In this respect, at least. squashed wrote: Can we make a rule that nothing Joe Biden says should be taken too seriously? The poor man has no internal monologue. When Biden talks publicly, it’s like Obama’s shoulder angel and shoulder demon are giving a joint press conference. Selecting Biden was like a guarantee of transparency. The stream-of-conscious candor is refreshing—but I can’t shake the...
The problem with most dating rules, I realised, is that they rely on...– Kira Cochrane (via gauntlet) Love this article.
Why Does Hollywood Hate the Suburbs? →
I knew from the moment I read the title that this would be about Revolutionary Road (which I saw this afternoon). But while I think that many of the article’s criticisms are valid (self-righteous inner city dwellers, etc), I also think you can’t escape the fact that suburbia - urban sprawl - is isolating. And isolation is depressing. (via natashavc) (via danhacker)