Posts Tagged ‘style’


The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), a leading resource on journalistic style, chimes in on the LGBT vs. GLBT debate: "The NLGJA stylebook supplement does not give explicit guidance, but only lists 'LGBT' as an option, perhaps revealing a preference." A commenter chimes in: "Our college campus’ group . . . [...]

Lionel Tiger: The Closest Reading

Ladysquires of writing blog Shitty First Drafts provides a lengthy stylistic analysis of the first two paragraphs of Lionel Tiger's latest: "What the hell is Tiger even saying? I recognize that academic prose is necessarily dense. We’re talking about complex theoretical ideas here. . . . The problem is that [...]

Style Tips From Men’s Rights Activists

How to dress to pick up the women you despise.
"Principles 101: Feminism, Manhood, and You" [PDF], a guide to Men's Rights Activism from, contains tips on everything from restoring your manhood to fighting feminism to . . . brushing your teeth twice daily. (Thanks to a reader for the tip).
Seven golden style tips for [...]

How the AP Stylebook Fails Transgender Subjects

The Associated Press Stylebook sets a fairly helpful standard for media coverage of transgender subjects. According to the AP "sex changes" entry, reporters are to:
Use the pronoun preferred by the individuals who have acquired the physical characteristics (by hormone therapy, body modification, or surgery) of the opposite sex and present themselves in a way that [...]

Sarah Palin Style Team “Secret”

According to the New York Post, Sarah Palin deploys a crack team of behind-the-scenes stylists to keep her looking VPILF-able. The confidential crew is sworn to secrecy on their role in Palin's fashion and beauty regimen. Reports the Post, "Hockey mom Sarah Palin not only wore lipstick to the Republican National Convention, the [...]