Posts Tagged ‘Michelle Obama’

The Morning After: Why Women Hate McMansions and Love Soft Pillows Edition

What women want.
* I am in love with Kerry Howley's book review of Paco Underhill's "What Women Want"—an examination of the consumer behavior of what Underhill terms "the female of the species" of humans. Marry me, Kerry Howley's book review:

Sexist Beatdown: Laura Bush and the Role of the First Lady, Or “I Stayed For the Cunnilingus”

Fuck this.
During her tenure as the first First Lady of the United States of America, Martha Dandridge Custis Washington confided in a letter to her niece: "I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else," she wrote. "There is certain bounds set for me which I must not depart from."
In [...]

Why Black Women Shouldn’t Go to College

Like The Root blogger Jimi Izrael, I'm pretty sick of the recent spate of stories that paint all black women as overly-ambitious career women, and all black men as uneducated imbeciles—as Izrael puts it, "the story of the hard-working, over-achieving black women being held back by the shiftless watermelon-stealing, generally no-account black man." Unlike Izrael, [...]

The Tweens Are Coming!

Watch out, Washington-area adults, children, teenagers, and male tweens: The tween girls are taking over the District of Columbia. This October, the "leading tween girl research firm" will team up with the nation's largest "tween girl social networking site" to host the first "National Tween Girl Summit"—ever. Details!

Sexist Beatdown: Michelle Obama’s Arms Edition

What do the First Lady's toned arms truly represent, for the future of America? How will J. Crew be remembered in presidential history? Do Joe Biden's teeth gleam when he makes love to Jill?
. . . And other burning questions—revealed!—in this edition of Sexist Beatdown, wherein Tiger Beatdown blogger Sady of NYC and yours truly [...]

The Morning After: Heteronormativity Off Edition

* Wow! Creepiest ending to a Craigslist personals ad in recent memory: "There is a unique kind of yoga I've been doing...when I'm not at the gym"
* Womenstake's Melanie Ross Levin describes the scene at the signing of the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. "Surrounded by a “who’s who” from the women’s movement, I couldn’t help [...]

Three Reasons For Pro-Lifers to Like Obama

This 67-year-old pro-life activist at today's March for Life, who didn't want her name published—"I'm very well known, and I don't want people to know I've had an abortion," she says—lists three things to like about our new President.
1. "He's married, even though it's to that angry, hateful Michelle, who last year delivered a pro-abortion [...]

The Feminist Mystique: How Election 2008 Killed a Notorious Word

Still ruining everything: Palin paved the way for Obama to kill "feminist"
The death of the word "feminist" was broadcast on the evening news. In September 2008, at the height of the presidential campaign, Katie Couric boarded John McCain's airplane, took a seat with vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and lobbed the first in a series [...]

At Last

I missed Beyonce singing "At Last" to Barack and Michelle at last night's Neighborhood Ball—I was busy scoping out presidential connections (and duck wraps!) at the Hawaii State Society Inaugural Ball—which means I got to cry a little bit over YouTube this morning. Here's the first dance, in case you missed it, too:

An Open Letter to the Obamas

We here at the City Paper love Sarah Masterson. A couple weeks ago, I interviewed the DC BABY author and prolific kid blogger about her mommy issues and my fear of children. Well, Masterson was such a delightful interviewee that The Sexist asked her to check in on a regular basis—and the very, very busy [...]