“When Lily, a 26-year-old Brooklyn woman, revealed at a dinner party that her boyfriend loved a little tongue in his ass, “Someone asked, ‘Did you think that he was perhaps gay?’” She replied, “No, I thought he was perhaps human.””
— investigating the taboo against the straight male rimjob.
21 November 2013 39 notes
“The chest of the Sexiest Man Alive is permanently inscribed with a string of Mardi Gras beads. The Sexiest Man Alive has a shark tattoo, which is one step away from a dolphin. The preferred birth control method of The Sexiest Man Alive is pulling out. The Sexiest Man Alive named his band Maroon 5.”
— Adam Levine: A Close Reading
20 November 2013 6 notes
Why Feministing Matters, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Start Having Opinions
The popular narrative of bloggers transitioning to full-time punditry involves a handful of young men in Washington, D.C. But this is my story, too: I used Feministing as a career springboard. It was the first public, online space where it seemed like my opinion mattered. Before, I’d been one of those young women who said, “Aw, I don’t really know that much about this” and “Who cares what I think about that?” Feministing proved that I did know, and people did care. Learning that was more important to my future career than anything I absorbed in j-school.
20 November 2013 129 notes
Damon Bruce and the sports media boys' club
There is no excuse for not hiring women, whether your publication covers sports or tech or politics. I’m sick of hearing male EICs and CEOs say they really want to change the ratio without ever doing it. It’s not that hard. And by refusing to make it a priority, to just get the job done, the editors of those publications are the ones feeding the Damon Bruce-style trolls. Publish all the smart stuff you want about why Bruce is wrong. Just don’t ever forget that you are part of the problem too.
11 November 2013 37 notes
“Love is so weird. We do and say things when we’re with romantic partners that would seem embarrassing and deranged if shared with the outside world, and that’s exhilarating. Publicity can spoil that intimacy. Even the most delightful inside jokes wither under the harsh light of public scrutiny. Some moments acquire beauty and meaning not through their literal content, but by virtue of their limited audience.”
— Never tweet a photo of your boyfriend sleeping, and other rules for social media romance
15 October 2013 39 notes
“[Sofia Coppola] said she’s consistently drawn to teenage characters when writing films because they have time to be introspective, a luxury that adult lives tend to get too crowded for.”
— Tavi Gevinson
15 October 2013 319 notes
"I have no apprentice, The five dollar guy works alone. I only have one bandanna but i do believe in good hygiene so my clothes and bandanna are washed on a regular basis. I promise that i have never ejaculated on anyones property unless they wanted me to.”
13 October 2013 12 notes
“What happened to that guy, anyway? Does it matter? He could be too busy, afraid of commitment, lost in a k-hole, or dead. Those are his personal issues, and they’ve got nothing to do with you. All you have to know is that it’s not happening, and it’s nothing personal. Or it is intensely personal, in which case: Do you really want him to spell it out for you?”
— If you go out with someone a few times and are just not feeling it, the clear, elegant solution is to just never text them. Ever. Again.
2 October 2013 8 notes
“Are we hugging here? Oh, we are? So my arms are going over—OK, under. One over, one under? Or is this an open-faced, one-arm-clutching-the-opposite-shoulder situation? Should our torsos graze? Is that weird? Where is your mouth—are you making a legitimate attempt to kiss my cheek right now, or are we doing one of those pretend ones? Dear God there’s no time: I have anchored my ass a foot away from your body, flattened my face into your clavicle, and am now waving my rag-doll arms limply from between your armpits. Great to see you!!”
— Hugs are falsely intimate power plays. Stop imposing them on everyone you meet.
30 September 2013 15 notes