Whitney Drake

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

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

I'm Judging Your Parenting -- Right Now

Just call me a Judgey McJudgerson because even though I have a kid, I still judge other parents. I judge often and I judge hard. I saw several moms on my Facebook feed share an article on the Huffington Post written by Kara Gebhart Uhl entitled "Apologies to the Parents I Judged Four Years Ago." It's a good read; make sure to check it out. To summarize it though, Uhl apologizes to the parents she judged who ignored tantruming children, fed kids McDonald's, and complained publicly about parenting, among other things. I'm probably in the minority but I will still judge you as a parent for these things....more
 @Shellireads I think the big problem is assuming that all tantrums are alike.  (Not being ...more

Why I Won't Let My Child Watch The Muppets, Toy Story or The Lion King

But "old enough" can be such a relative term. Is an explosion OK? How about if someone punches someone else? What about an innuendo that soars right over his head but that he might decide to quote on the playground later? But that isn't even the real reason I hold off. It's because I love these movies so much, I want the kids to really appreciate what they're seeing. They won't get the Star Wars reference in the second Toy Story until after they've seen Empire, for instance. They wouldn't understand why Uncle Scar was being so mean to Simba in Lion King. If they don't get the movie, they won't like the movie....more
Though I do think that prescreening movies is the way to go. We go see every movie in theaters ...more