On My Nom de Peen: The Surprising Effects of a Male Pseudonym

@Pammisback I think it has to do with gendered ideas about expertise, such that even when certain activities are dominated by women, we are fare more willing to accept a man as "the best" or a world-renowned expert in that activity. Several examples: Cooking duties in the home fall on women, but most famous chefs are men. Elementary school teachers are mostly women, but college professors are mostly men. Nurses are women, doctors are men. Yoga class is 99% female, but the famous yoga gurus are all men (who somehow maintain their status as morally/spiritually enlightened despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary). Little girls love to draw and paint while little boys play outside, but men dominate the art world. Clothing and shopping is considered very female in nature, yet many top fashion designers are men (same with famous hairstylists and makeup artists). It's kind of depressing.

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm 4

On "It was amazing* being able to wear yoga pants without underwear"

I hardly ever wash tights, so I always wear underwear with them. Plus, sometimes I'm wearing them with a really short skirt, and they're pretty see-through. I do hot yoga, so I wash my yoga pants after every wear. I usually wear underwear but not always.

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 6:59 pm 0

On Talkin' JEWELS: Erie Basin's Russell Whitmore

Tell me this doesn't mean the estate jewelry column is no more!

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 12:57 pm 0

On How I Found Out I Didn't Have the Herpes I'd Been Living With for Four Years

mind=blown. thanks so much for this article

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 12:54 am 0

On Yogurt for Lunch

@fruiting body but KEFIR!!!!

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 10:31 pm 0

On Estate Jewelry: A Necklace That Wears Its Own Rings

@Blushingflwr I was wondering the same thing!

Posted on December 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm 0

On Scientology and Me, Part Two: What Scientologists Actually Believe


Posted on November 17, 2012 at 11:56 pm 0

On The Sweater

I don't get it, but I still kind of thought it was funny. Just like Relationshapes.

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 10:14 am 0

On Can We Still Be Friends?

@Velvet Foster@facebook WELL I'M CONVINCED.

Posted on October 28, 2012 at 1:46 pm 3

On Christina Aguilera, "Your Body"


Posted on September 29, 2012 at 11:44 pm 1