I don't have a problem with that idea, in fact I'm for it because the evangelical types around my area are very much of the sort that if you aren't of their specific religion there's no possible way you could have morals and this seems like a decent method of illustrating a counterpoint. Buuutt, applying for church… » 9/30/14 2:20pm Yesterday 2:20pm

Does Jezebel think so rigidly about gender that the only way they can conceptualize someone wearing clothing not originally designed for their gender is if they have 'switched gender teams'? Is Jezebel really that patriarchal? This is not the first time I've taken issue with something Jezebel has said in regards to…

» 9/29/14 2:43am Monday 2:43am

This post is still all about you and not your great grandmother, even with the all caps disclaimer. Can you not tell the difference? And you shared it so you're clearly proud of it but I'd be more interested in hearing what your relative's actual statement than your completely expected condemnation of the term using… » 9/26/14 4:13pm Friday 4:13pm

It's not you, there are so many pretentiously worded sentences in this post the points are obscured. How exactly is Shayne Oliver subverting the fashion concept? Maybe he was subverting something in the first place since he was associated with it. I'm confused about that. » 9/26/14 1:28pm Friday 1:28pm

I was going to reply with Buffy and the potentials but y'know, Faith and Kendra and the various other single slayers worked for me. (And Fray, loved Fray.) But Angel vs Spike just seemed like a retread of Buffy vs Faith, although...well, it's my unpopular opinion that just about every similar storyline was executed… » 9/24/14 3:40pm 9/24/14 3:40pm

??? Why would anyone want to hear a young white actress speak about misogynoir? That's complicated shit that I've heard about for years but I recognize that I have a glaring lack of lived experience in that area so I just read and listen. I would expect other white women to do the same. Awareness should happen but… » 9/24/14 3:21pm 9/24/14 3:21pm

Somewhat related, the whole thing about catcalling - there was an article years back on racialiscious that linked it to class - the lower class of neighborhood the more it happens. I've been chewing on a theory that it's really just men striking back at classist attitudes, ingrained or otherwise, because women are… » 9/24/14 2:25pm 9/24/14 2:25pm

Come on, this is obtuse. When this variant cover first hit the interwebs people were posting scenes from actual illustrated porn that the image was clearly derived from. And if you're going to come back at me with some pearl-clutchy, "Well I don't watch porn in addition to not reading comics!" then why are you even… » 9/24/14 1:25pm 9/24/14 1:25pm

Anthony Mackie's career trajectory has been carefully calculated, way more so than the average white dude actor. It had to be in order to be successful. Listening to him talk about his manager/agent cultivating his career (on NPR I think) really highlighted how it's a different game in Hollywood for POC. He also… » 9/23/14 4:18pm 9/23/14 4:18pm

Pretty sure Kara gets that as she's pointed out several times that the angry black women trope is not actually relevant to Shonda Rhimes work. So the subversion angle is a huge fail to begin with, even disregarding the way Alessandra Stanley went about it. » 9/22/14 5:21pm 9/22/14 5:21pm

Those are guys who have zero clue about what women have had to do over the centuries in order to survive. What you said isn't news, it's just old-school thinking that's faded out. But women didn't have a lot of options and you're feeling the same pressure. Which, feminism should help to alleviate that pressure both… » 9/10/14 5:01am 9/10/14 5:01am