Whitney Drake

A blogger/vlogger, Whitney Drake is a geeky stay at home mom with two boys, including one with food allergies.

The Girl Who Wanted To Be A Boy

Disclaimer:  I realize this is a sensitive subject for many.  Please, understand this was not written with a heart of condemnation, but rather with a heart wanting to understand. ...more
I do think there's a lot more to all of this than a child saying they were a tomboy and parents ...more

Joan Rivers Has Become The Thing That You Know When You See It

Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once famously defined obscenity as something he knows when he sees. The "you know it when you see it" defense is indefinable, but yet people generally agree there are lines in society. We know when they've been crossed. We just know. Recently Joan Rivers' positively awful behavior rendered Joan herself as that indefinable thing. She's gone from critical to contemptible, and now we must throw our collective hands up and beg her to please just stop. Just stop. Really. You're not funny at all. To anyone. ...more
It's incredibly frustrating.  You look at Joan Rivers as she was as a young comedienne, and she ...more

Vegan-ish?: Not Eating Meat, Except When You Do

Over the last 43 years, I've been a vegan, a vegetarian, and a meat-eater. Now I think of myself as vegan-ish....more
How about an ethical eater?  Even if there are slip ups along the way- it has less to do with ...more

CES: Booth Babes and Target Audiences

Editor's Note: The booth babes at the recent Computer Electronics Show in Las Vegas were especially controversial this year, with one image in particular attracting the attention of Whitney Drake, who questions the wisdom of targeting electronic sales to men. Read her post to see the offensive image and learn her thoughts. -Virginia ...more
@Virginia DeBolt Thanks for including it- I meant to link that at the end of the first post...more

I Don't Care About Your Diet or Your Extra Five Pounds

It's that time of the year when everyone is abuzz with New Year's resolutions. They include "lose weight," "exercise more," "get healthy," and a million others in between. I'm not against resolutions, but what I do hate to see is an unrealistic attitude and approach on the losing weight one -- and the biggest offenders are women....more
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I Don't Care About Your Diet or Your Extra Five Pounds

It's that time of the year when everyone is abuzz with New Year's resolutions. They include "lose weight," "exercise more," "get healthy," and a million others in between. I'm not against resolutions, but what I do hate to see is an unrealistic attitude and approach on the losing weight one -- and the biggest offenders are women....more
I'm not sure I believe that men are free from the weight obsession- I just think they keep it ...more

I Don't Care About Your Diet or Your Extra Five Pounds

It's that time of the year when everyone is abuzz with New Year's resolutions. They include "lose weight," "exercise more," "get healthy," and a million others in between. I'm not against resolutions, but what I do hate to see is an unrealistic attitude and approach on the losing weight one -- and the biggest offenders are women....more
@Kristen Daukas  While I understand the point you making (and really I LOVE your post)- it's ...more

Project Runway Top 10: Ven Vengeance Brings Me Back to the Recaps!

I confess, Project Runway fans. I have been filled with ennui this season. All the angst, abrupt departures, and arrogant attitudes have worn me down. They've made me feel less excited to recap the show...and there hasn't been any awesome fashion to counterbalance the negativity. ...more
I was reading an interview with the poor woman that Ven bullied, and she said that Ven didn't ...more

A Look at the New Lara Croft Game

[Editor's Note: Whitney Drake was interested in the new Lara Croft game, but a look at what happened in the game convinced her that she wouldn't be playing it. Find out why. -Virginia] It’s torture porn, plain and simple. It’s as though someone from Crystal Dynamics said, “Hey, everyone likes that Hunger Games book. But you know what it was missing? Nobody tried to rape Katniss. That would have made her a stronger woman.” Video game rating screen capture ...more
Thank you for picking this post of mine!  And I agree - even if we're only talking about weak ...more

The Troubling Message in Fifty Shades of Grey

As someone who believes the world could do with a more open-minded approach to peoples consensual sexual interests, I wanted to like Fifty Shades of Grey. But as I read the book, I found it not only sets people who live a BDSM lifestyle back decades in terms of being understood by society, but that it eroticizes dangerous practices as well, especially for those who are new to this aspect of sexuality and looking to incorporate it into their lives. ...more
These comments are frustrating me.  While you enjoy the book as a fantasy and so on- it doesn't ...more