Re-Prudied: Fixing "Weekend Away With Models" 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 dismissive and slightly lazy response to a woman who is about to go on vacation with a bunch of… » 4/27/15 9:45pm 4/27/15 9:45pm

Nicole Eramo Still Sucks Despite Rolling Stone

You probably remember UVA Dean Nicole Eramo, the person responsible for handling sexual misconduct on campus, as the bad guy in the now-discredited Rolling Stone article. This week, she wrote an open letter to Rolling Stone, calling out the magazine for their terrible reporting and selective fact finding. She also… » 4/22/15 9:49pm 4/22/15 9:49pm

Advice Column Proves How Poor People Stay Poor

Today’s Ask A Manger had a very sad, troubling, and (unfortunately) realistic dilemma. An intern wrote about his/her nonprofit that is supposed to specialize in helping low-income people with their resumes, but the end result does more harm than good. On its surface, the letter describes an incompentent and… » 4/22/15 9:00pm 4/22/15 9:00pm

Hilarious, Sad, Ironic, Destructive 911 Call Traumatizes Two Children

For those of you who don't know, Child Protective Services investigated Danielle and Alexander Meitiv multiple times for the crime of allowing their two children Rafi, 10, and Dvora, 6 to explore their neighborhood. Yes, busybodies can't stop calling 911 and wasting police time on an activity that was completely… » 4/15/15 7:50pm 4/15/15 7:50pm

Re-Prudied: Fixing Bad Aunt 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 snarky, unhelpful advice to a woman who openly admits that she and her husband do not… » 4/14/15 7:10pm 4/14/15 7:10pm

No, You Don't Need to Get Painfully Rejected

Getting your heart trampled and screwed over by someone you love or thought you loved. Common sense dictates that experiencing [insert shitty behavior/experience here] is good for you. Similar to spanking a child, is the following concept a completely foreign idea? Most people might already be on their way to being… » 4/12/15 9:40pm 4/12/15 9:40pm

Soft Sexism: Capitol Hill Edition

In honor of today's article on soft sexism, I gathered up a few examples of it on Capitol Hill and on the campaign trail. Lest you think this is a GOP problem, I'm an extremely liberal feminist, and I've been working for Democrats. But hey at least there's bipartisanship when it comes to being the office douche canoe? » 4/02/15 9:10pm 4/02/15 9:10pm

Re-Prudied: Fixing Forced Wedding Party Inclusion 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 advice from an old chat where she advised a mother of the groom to ask her son to include more… » 3/31/15 8:37pm 3/31/15 8:37pm

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 3/28/15 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 3/25/15 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