Kissing Daddy Goodnight: Revisiting Germaine Greer's QT Controversy

Note before we proceed: I’m going to include a short version of the episode of a Question Time Q&A with Greer here, along with a later moment where a Father in the audience takes exception to her suggestion that girls being told to “kiss daddy goodnight” might carry a sexual or gendered behavioral connotation. » 4/22/15 5:10pm Wednesday 5:10pm

Meet the Newest (and Best) Wave of MRAs: MGTOW

Well, women*, you’ve gone and done it: you’ve finally pushed men to the edge. They’ve had it with your extreme privilege*, and your endless financial demands, and they’ve finally woken up to the reality** that marriage with you will just end in bitter divorce when your hypergamy causes you to “trade up” for the next… » 4/21/15 6:30pm Tuesday 6:30pm

Watch Paloma Faith Get Slaughtered Where Russell Brand Was Lauded

I do like Russell Brand's message, and the Trews is actually pretty great, but I'm masochistically enjoying all of the people going, "Who the fuck cares what some pop star thinks about politics?" because it's a woman, whereas everyone tripped over their dicks to laud the rambly musings of an attractive,… » 4/15/15 11:43am 4/15/15 11:43am

PSA: You Guys Should Watch The Guest

I feel like the most coverage this film got was from that time the nice British newsreader asked Dan Stevens (who, God love him, will never not be Cousin Matthew in our hearts) if he had to beat off a lot of American actors to get this part. And while that was a great moment for sociopaths who love second-hand… » 4/09/15 6:12pm 4/09/15 6:12pm

Emergency Passport Question

So I'm leaving for Ireland tomorrow (yay!) but I suddenly realized that my passport was due to expire soon. I thought I had another year, but it turns out I only have about 4 months. Most countries "prefer" your passport to be valid for 6 months, however they have no hard and fast rule saying you cannot enter if it… » 3/18/15 12:11pm 3/18/15 12:11pm

Is the Fifty Shades Movie a Sly Domestic Violence PSA?

Back in 2012, when the furor surrounding EL James's Fifty Shades of Grey was in full effect, I wrote a series of snarky mini-reviews on the book which focused primarily on how bad the writing was, and how silly much of the non-existent plot was. But for the most part I didn't seem concern myself too much with the… » 2/17/15 11:53am 2/17/15 11:53am