Archive for March, 2010

Lady Gaga on the Line Between Drunk Dancing and Date Rape

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In 2008, Lady Gaga dropped her first single, "Just Dance," an ode to dancing while extremely wasted. In the song, Gaga details her level of intoxication: She's lost her keys, she's lost her phone, she can't see straight, she's forgotten the name of the club she's in, and she can't figure out why her shirt [...]

How to Arouse Your Nude Model: “Wiggle Just Enough”

John Hammack has been modeling nude for 15 years, ever since a guy at the gym spied him naked in the locker room and suggested he start disrobing professionally. In the past decade and a half, Hammack has removed his clothing in front of hundreds of people in the D.C. area. Dude has got stories. [...]

The Hazards of Nude Modeling

Three area artists’ models bare all about the job’s hazards: potential psychopaths, fake artists, and people who draw imaginary shorts on them.

Dear Abby Takes On the “Smile, Baby” Guy

Via Heartless Doll, I'm pleased to report that Dear Abby has finally taken on an issue of paramount feminist concern: The etiquette of reacting to the strange man who insists that you smile for him.
Abby, to her credit, suggests that the recipient of the "smile!" command drop the formalities and get the eff away from [...]

Sexist E-Mail: So, Why Are Your Ads So Sexist?

In an e-mail last week, Sexist reader Ari Sahagun wrote in objecting to some "incongruous" advertising accompanying a Sexist blog post. She writes:
So I was reading some articles in The Sexist blog; mostly about feminism, women's rights, women's issues, etc.  I came to this page, where I was shown an ad about weight [...]

Rob Kampia On Being “Hypersexual”

Yesterday, High Times published an interview with Marijuana Policy Project Executive Director Rob Kampia. Kampia is currently two-and-a-half months into a minimum three month leave of absence from MPP after at least seven staffers quit over Kampia's inappropriately sexual language and behavior in the office. Kampia's behavior hit a crisis point in August of last [...]

American University Student Newspapers Vandalized Over “Rape Apology”

In a spirited diatribe entitled "Dealing With AU's anti-sex brigade" published yesterday in the American University Eagle, AU's resident anti-feminist thinker, Alex Knepper, argues that feminists who rally against rape are turning act of sex into a sorry ritual in which "two amorphous, gender-neutral blobs ask each other 'Is this OK with you?.'” [...]

Establishing a Feminist Dating Litmus Test

Last week, I interviewed Jaclyn Friedman about fucking while feminist and the tangled web feminists weave when we try to bring a relationship partner into our down-with-the-patriarchy worlds. In the interview, Friedman expressed the desire to establish a dating litmus test that feminists can use to weed out incompatible matches early on in the relationship. [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: “Smile, Baby” Edition

Last week, in a discussion of how to not harass people on the street, a few commenters floated a possible harassment loophole: Isn't it okay to call out people on the street if you're just insisting that they turn that frown upside-down?
I have previously delicately explained why people on the street should refrain from [...]

The Week’s Most Popular Blog Posts: Fucking Edition

This week on the Sexist, besides taking in this magnificent olde-tyme phallic display (above), we
1. Why Rape Isn't One Big Misunderstanding in which when you search for this post in Google, you will find the following suggestion:

2. Fucking While Feminist, With Jaclyn Friedman, in which with our powers combined, perhaps one of us can get [...]

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