With Women Like This Who Needs Men-emies?

 I gave up on women’s magazines along the lines of Cosmo and Glamour right around the time that I was sufficiently confident I didn’t need advice on how to please a man.  While it’s entertaining and I’m a lover of fashion and a bit of gossip, I didn’t have enough time to allocate to fluff so I began weeding out my magazine consumption. Who survived the cut?  Marie Claire....more

A Culture War Against Conservative Women

Injecting conservative values into the cultural mainstream is a battle, especially for women’s issues in popular, female-geared media like magazines. Liberal ideology has attracted the female presidential vote—and the female magazine—for years. For most of these crusaders and publications, “women’s issues” comes down to one issue: abortion. ...more
Call it what you want... But delivering all but the baby's head, then stabbing that baby at the ...more

never been hipper ya'll

as you know from previous posts (and general ramblings and mentions) the ‘new car’ thought is never far from my mind. and i’ve even toyed, semi seriously, about a mini-van. anyone who has one tells you it’s the best thing they ever did. mainly because it’s true, but partially because they’re wondering what happened to that flirty twenty something now wearing a turtleneck, covered in juicey juice and goldfish crumbs driving an egg on wheels. come on, you know i’m right....more

Is Feminism Frivolous?

On occasion, I stumble upon blogs or articles written by other conservative women that remind me that I'm not alone. Today, I found "An open letter to the feminist movement," by college student, Betsy Woodruff, at Hillsdale College.Woodruff presents several valid points that I've often made. Namely, that feminism might be worth it if they didn't engage in such frivolous fights. She writes:...more

Owning My Beauty: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love My Nose (Sort Of)

A couple of years ago, Ashlee Simpson got a nose job. It’s not the sort of thing that I pay attention to, usually –- the rate of cosmetic surgical alteration undergone by celebrities major and minor is far beyond anything that I could or would want to keep track of -- but for some reason, Ashlee Simpson’s nose job really bothered me. I ranted a bit about how fashion magazines were treating the story -- Marie Claire, for one, took Ms. Simpson to task for altering her nose –- and said some things about hypocrisy and the social construction of beauty. And then I asked myself, so? What of that? Why does this bother me, really? Why do I care? ...more

I, like so many other posters on here, was teased for my nose as a youth. "banana nose" or "I ...more

Everyone Loves a Fat Man

So I am aware that this issue has already been addressed by many others, including the Marie Claire fiasco, but I want to contribute another perspective to a continuous cookie-cutter production of nauseating ‘fat-man/hot wife’ sitcoms. The idealized marital situation has been clogging our televisions like cholesterol-saturated arteries since The Honeymooners way back in black and white....more

Month of Fail: From Marie Claire to Shape, Women's Mags Blunder in October

October was a rough month for magazines. Marie Claire, Shape and Numero all ended up publishing controversial articles both in print and on their websites. The backlash they experienced created conversations on what is and is not acceptable, editor and publisher responsibility and the power of bloggers as a whole. But trust me: Lots of fail was discussed, too. ...more

I don't even know where to begin commenting on these issues, but this is a lovely roundup of ...more

Dear Marie Claire,

What is wrong with you? Your insensitive, offensive article is blowing up the Internet–and not in the way you hoped, I’m sure. You tasked one of your writers to compose a piece all about how offended she is to see ‘fat’ people on TV: “So anyway, yes, I think I’d be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other … because I’d be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything.”...more

Good Luck Getting Kissed by ANYONE, Marie Claire, Your Fat-Bashing Backfired

The women's magazine Marie Claire published an incendiary article on its website this week asking "Should "Fatties" Get A Room? (Even on TV?)" which is receiving a backlash of condemnation via social media. ...more

I hadn't heard of this happening, that is INSANE. I can't believe they get away with that ...more

Read this blog with caution...

You may or may not have heard about the controversial Marie Claire article that hit newsstands this week titled ...more