The Dubious Cult of Hugh Hefner
I’ve got an idea. Let’s change the caption on EOnline‘s photo (the image that’s associated with the article, “Hugh Hefner’s Wife Crystal Unveils the ‘Real’ Her After Removing ‘Everything Fake’ From Her Body” written by Lindsay Weinberg) to read “Joe Average and Crystal Hefner.” Then what you’ve got is a greedy old man with the…Read More
Yearbook Photos and Hypocrisy in Johns County, Florida
Once again, what Baltimore editor H. L. Mencken called the “American boobsie” takes command, but this time in St. Johns County, Florida. “Indecent exposure.” As Yelena Dzhanova reports, a bit of cleavage is showing in the yearbook photos. But in Trumpland, we mandate none at all. These ninth-grade girls are just growing and getting accustomed…Read More
Something Stinks, and It’s Not Vaginas
Full marks to the educators and parents who, according to an article in the Washington Post by Abigail Higgins, don’t want their teenage daughters to feel uneasy about their “vaginal health.” But why would teenage girls and young women feel “uneasy” about this? Needless Anxiety About Vaginal Health Most guys don’t feel uneasy about their “penile…Read More
Webcamming Relieves Males’ Boredom During Quarantine
Respectfully Justin The story of Justin LaBoy’s “Respectfully Justin” shows what a toll the quarantine is taking on the male tolerance for boredom. You have been able for years to watch young women webcamming as they dance, or take it all off, or whatever. This is a normal part of the adult scene. But these…Read More
Topless in Barcelona, Too
Swimming Topless in Barcelona CNN’s Jack Guy reports that women can now swim topless in Barcelona’s city pools. Most of the European beaches are now topless, so it’s no surprise that Barcelona’s pools have joined their ranks. This hedonic attitude towards life is one reason Barcelona has become a huge tourist destination — so much…Read More
Culture Appropriation or Flab? Ask Kim Kardashian.
It’s Not About Cultural Appropriation The problem here is not “cultural appropriation,” as CNN and various critics believe. Kim Kardashian is not appropriating Japanese culture by naming her form-shaping products “kimono,” anymore than Ford is appropriating Italian culture by naming a car the “Cortina.” Austin’s “Montego” and Bentley’s “Mulsanne” are not cultural appropriations either, even…Read More
Creating a Disease to Fit the Drug
A Problem for Every Drug Isn’t it curious how something is barely noticed until a drug is created for it? Then it becomes an epidemic. Take what started out as “female sexual interest/arousal disorder” in DSM-5 in 2013. Fancy that! Two years later, a drug — Boehringer-Ingelheim’s Flibanserin (Addyi™) — was created for it, after…Read More
Why Fat-Shame Plus-Size Women?
Thin Models Advertise Plus-Size Lingerie Lindsay Lowe recently published an article on Today.com, “Plus Size Baby using thin models to advertise plus-size lingerie.” The article is excellent, but the subject matter is outrageous. Nowhere, in the cogent comments on this article, did I see the term “fat-shaming.” Yet that’s exactly what this promo campaign strives…Read More