Re-Prudied: Fixing "Last Single One Out"

Welcome to re-Prudied where I fix the terrible advice of Emily Yoffe, a.k.a. Dear Prudie, in the dim hopes that the original letter writer will read it and disregard Prudie's terrible advice. Today's response fixes Prudie's advice from an old column where she advised a bride who felt abandoned by her already-married… » 3/28/15 10:42am Yesterday 10:42am

Re-Prudied: Fixing “Much, Much Younger Woman” Advice

Welcome to re-Prudied where I fix the terrible advice of Emily Yoffe, a.k.a. Dear Prudie, in the dim hopes that the original letter writer will read it and disregard Prudie's terrible advice. Today's response fixes Prudie's sexist advice to an older man who was approached on an online dating site by a woman half his… » 3/25/15 7:45pm Wednesday 7:45pm

The Irony of Google's Eric Schmidt's Manterruptions

By now, you've all heard that Google Executive Eric Schmidt did a whole lot of manterrupting at a SXSW panel, "How Innovation Happens," an event that sounds perfectly bland and full of meaningless corporate buzzwords. There was only one woman. » 3/17/15 9:36pm 3/17/15 9:36pm

Re-Prudied: Fixing Mixed Race Relationship Advice

Welcome to re-Prudied where I fix the terrible advice of Emily Yoffe, a.k.a. Dear Prudie, in the dim hopes that the original letter writer will read it and disregard Prudie's terrible advice. Today's response fixes Prudie's highly privileged and condescending advice to a woman in a mixed race relationship. » 3/16/15 9:25pm 3/16/15 9:25pm

Men Don't Need a Cookie for Doing Housework

If you wear clothes, eat off plates, walk across carpets, shit in a toilet or use a shower, then you are responsible for laundry, dishes, vacuuming, and cleaning the bathroom. If you live someone who engages in identical activities, then you share that responsibility equally. There is no way to get out of arguing… » 3/09/15 7:37pm 3/09/15 7:37pm

Explaining Why Millennials Lack Workplace Skills

Another day, another whine about how millennials are ruining everything. This time, the Washington Post reports that American millennials failed at an exam* designed to measure technology and workplace skills. » 3/04/15 8:40pm 3/04/15 8:40pm

Athletic Isn't (And Never Was) a Body Type 

Athletes need to do only one thing to get recognition: successfully demonstrate physical ability. Their looks, intelligence, and personality are irrelevant. Yet despite this literal definition, online dating sites quietly redefined the term "athletic" to mean skinny so much so I now hear it used the same way in… » 3/02/15 7:59pm 3/02/15 7:59pm

Emily Yoffe Can't Stop Talking About Campus Sexual Assault

Shamer of drunk women everywhere, Emily Yoffe is back with yet another rant about the injustices of campus sexual assault. She reviewed a documentary, The Hunting Ground, and picked apart all the things the film didn't cover. » 2/27/15 10:46pm 2/27/15 10:46pm

Duke Basketball Coach Michelle Krzyzewski's Annual Employee Evaluation

If Duke Men's Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski were Michelle Krzyzewski, this is what her annual employee performance evaluation would look like. » 2/25/15 7:10pm 2/25/15 7:10pm

Negging Still Doesn't Make Sense

Thanks to the Pickup Artist "Community," negging is sadly still a thing. The irony of insulting a woman to get her attention is this: negging has become so well-known and recognizable, its common knowledge negates its intended effect. Sadly that doesn't stop these morons from doing it. Earlier today, I came across… » 2/21/15 9:50pm 2/21/15 9:50pm

I Don't Feel Sorry for Stupid White People on the Internet

The New York Times wants us to feel sorry for the white people who are held accountable for the dumb shit they say on the internet. Of course this article wouldn't be complete without a privileged blonde lady in tears. The Times— a safe haven to hipster parents, vapid celebrity children profiles, and a woman who… » 2/12/15 9:00pm 2/12/15 9:00pm

Make No Mistake: The GOP Knows How to Use Social Media

For the second time this month, another GOP aide been caught saying disparaging things on social media, leading the typical refrain: don't these people know how to use social media? Why yes they do, and social media ignorance isn't the problem! » 2/09/15 9:10pm 2/09/15 9:10pm

Gawker's HamNo Misunderstands Misogyny on the Red Carpet

Although most of the time I agree with him, Gawker's Hamilton Nolan displayed some male privilege in his "suggestion" that female celebrities boycott the red carpet if they don't want to answer shallow questions about fashion and manicures. "Stay off the red carpet then" is no different than ordering women to stop… » 2/05/15 9:15pm 2/05/15 9:15pm

Don't Ever Tell Someone to Calm Down

In an effort to desperately make up for his lack of substance and the attention we haven't paid him in the last five minutes, Senator Rand Paul (Atlas Shrugged-KY) shushed a female television anchor and ordered her to "calm down." Do note that he had zero problem interrupting her at the start of the interview. … » 2/03/15 7:45pm 2/03/15 7:45pm

All-Male Sex & The City Cast IS Possible

Jezebel covered the outrage over the announcement of an all female cast of Ghostbusters. For far too long, men have been underrepresented in television and movies so this development is another slight in a decades-long trend of disenfranchisement. » 1/28/15 10:35pm 1/28/15 10:35pm

Hating on Certain Male Tears

I'm going to confess something that makes me a huge asshole: Andrew Reiner's crying makes me uncomfortable. He'd like you to think my discomfort is all wrapped up in patriarchy and gendered expectations, but he's wrong. » 1/26/15 7:15pm 1/26/15 7:15pm

A Woman Already Made NCAA Basketball History Six Years Ago

A handful of news articles and an ESPN commercial have been inaccurately bragging that today's NCAA basketball game could "make history." The Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski is heading towards his 1000th win, leading some journalists to report that he has the most wins in NCAA Basketball. » 1/25/15 12:16pm 1/25/15 12:16pm

Political Speech Writing is a Joke

I say this as someone who writes political speeches for a living. They're mostly a fucking joke, especially the State of the Union. Truly great political speeches are the exception, not the norm, and a bulk of the time they arise from national tragedies, major historical moments or off the cuff remarks. » 1/21/15 7:40pm 1/21/15 7:40pm