Yeah, the number of comments saying that it would be nice for men to suffer the same as women really misses the entire point of feminism, which isn't to make the world a shittier place, but, you know, actually work towards improving cultural and inter-personal reactions to the benefit of women. » 4/23/14 6:27am Today 6:27am

I think everyone here discussing this already knows they aren't equal. It doesn't mean no one can call it out. I don't understand the need to set up a straw man here, when McUncool's original post couldn't have been more apologetic and conscious of the differences between the objectification of men and women.… » 4/23/14 5:42am Today 5:42am

Yo, is this racist? - Iggy Azalea edition.

She's a white Australian "rapper" who rhymes with the accent of a Southern Black woman (sincerely, not ironically, if it makes any difference). I mean, I'm not someone who believes that whiteness and hip-hop/rap are incompatible, but the adopting of an accent and acting "ratchet" as a means to fame seems like a massive… » 4/22/14 3:45pm Yesterday 3:45pm

That's a great post. There is so much hidden history out there that would radically change our understanding of sex/gender if it were given the same prominence as mainstream history, and it's really important to "reclaim" historical footnotes and start teaching them with a sense of significance, not a sense of novelty. » 4/21/14 7:41am Monday 7:41am

I would never buy running shoes without trying them on first in store, and if possible I'd buy them from a specialist shop that offers a good returns policy. Most decent running retailers will give you a period to try the shoes out and exchange them for another pair if you decide to, since there are fit and comfort… » 4/20/14 12:38pm Sunday 12:38pm

Well, chemical castration has been trialled in several US states for male sex offenders, so it does happen. Look in the comments of any Gawker article on child abuse and they'll be some mini-Francis Galton's talking about either mandatory castration or "parenting tests". It's all thinly-veiled classism in that the belief … » 4/20/14 7:44am Sunday 7:44am

It's 4:30pm here, and I've just got back from running, so I'm going to distract myself from how much my legs hate me with a good ol' bowl of green. Not that I normally need an excuse, but I beat my personal best for 5Km today, so I'm calling it a celebration! » 4/19/14 11:43am Saturday 11:43am

From what I remember from applying to colleges, Columbia and the other Ivies are super good with financial aid, even for students who wouldn't normally qualify for loans and grants, because of their endowments. Both Yale and Columbia would have covered my entire tuition and housing bill as an international student (had … » 4/17/14 5:06pm Thursday 5:06pm