Archive for February, 2010

The Week’s Most Popular Blog Posts: Rape Analogy Edition

This week on the Sexist, we had some oldies but goodies pop back up (nos. 2 & 3), as well as some modern classics (no. 1):
1. Rape Analogy: The Walking In A Bad Neighborhood Theory, in which when women are othered, everything they do looks suspicious.
2. Legal Consent, Morning-After Regret, and Accidental Rape, in which [...]

UPDATED: Gay And Getting Married Next Week? Bring $35, Work the Security Line, and Avoid Fred Phelps

Gay and itching to get married? On March 3, 2010, same-sex couples will be legally allowed to marry apply for marriage in the District of Columbia, and the D.C. government has just issued some guidelines on how it's all going to go down. Here's how to get hitched as soon as possible [This post has been [...]

The Golden Girls on Condom Access

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I'm a condom access nerd, so I was excited to see a Shapley Prose commenter post this vintage Golden Girls clip of Rose, Dorothy, and Blanche getting shamed by their cashier for loudly buying condoms for their romantic getaway (rarely do two nerd obsessions combine so harmoniously).
Next time your condom dispenser is a jerk about [...]

Sexist Beatdown: Mistresses, And the Cheaters Who Hate Them Edition

In ye olden times, the kept woman enjoyed a high social status, so long as she did not endeavor unto the dark arts of pornographie and erotic dancing.
Mistresses! Whenever a public figure takes one as a secret lover, Society at Large is obligated to publicly shame this woman for her untoward behavior. But just [...]

How Many Manly Cupcakes Must A Man Devour Before You Can Call Him “Butch”?

It has recently come to my attention that a New York cupcake producer by the name of "Butch Bakery" has "decided it was time to combine a masculine aesthetic with a traditionally cute product—the cupcake," and has endeavored to accomplish this feat by "butch[ing] it up." How exactly does one "butch up" cupcakes?

Rap Sex Euphemism: Sushi

The cataloging of sexual euphemisms in rap songs continues. This time:
SEX EUPHEMISM: Sushi
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The Worst Pick-Up Lines From Sexist Readers’ Past

Yesterday, I asked Sexist readers for the worst pick-up lines you've ever heard, and boy did you deliver. Your would-be suitors have tried everything from "I'm Tony. I have a dildo this big [holds hands an improbable distance apart] that vibrates in 17 different directions, and when you're done, you can light your cigarette with it" to "You [...]

The Feminist Implications of Male Reproductive Health

As women continue to fight for control over our own bodies, we're also faced with a parallel battle: Advocating for men to share responsibility for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens of reproductive health.
I'm currently working on a story that touches on a lighter side of this problem—sex partners who don't quite understand how your [...]

When Rapists Graduate and Victims Drop Out

According to a a new report from the Center for Public Integrity, many U.S. colleges fail to adhere to federal laws that dictate the school's response after sexual assaults are reported on its campus. "Under Title IX, schools must meet three requirements if they find a sexual assault has occurred: end a so-called "hostile environment"; [...]

Give Me Your Worst Pick-Up Lines

Yesterday, I received a copy of Julie Klausner's new dating memoir, "I Don't Care About Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I've Dated" in the mail from Amazon. Actually, I received two copies of Klausner's book—I seem to have made a horrible misstep in [...]

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