This Post is About All Men

I've been reading, trying to digest everything that's being said in the wake of this Elliot Rodgers mess. I had to explain it to my dad, that a man killed some women for not having sex with him, and that other men on the internet thought he had the right idea. I had to see … Continue reading This Post is About All Men

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Lady Parts: Weight Obsession Part 2, Hell is Other People

Sometimes, reflecting on my twenty-eight years of life, I'm amazed I've never been arrested. One time in a bar, a man told me, "You know, if you covered up your tattoos, took out your piercings, and dyed your hair back to normal, you might actually be pretty." You might... You might actually be pretty. Why … Continue reading Lady Parts: Weight Obsession Part 2, Hell is Other People

Lady Parts: Weight Obsession and Levels of Unhealthy, Part 1

My mother was a dieter, predisposed to being large-breasted and having a larger bottom to balance. In a firm, toned woman this is pleasingly referred to as 'hourglass' and calls to mind Christina Hendricks in Mad Men, with curves so precise even a Lamborghini couldn't navigate them. In my mother and I, though, the shape wore … Continue reading Lady Parts: Weight Obsession and Levels of Unhealthy, Part 1