Young women, stay away from Hugo Schwyzer

Older women too. Middle-aged women, this is about you as well. Men of all ages. Children. Other intelligent life-forms out there. Everyone, just stay away from Hugo Schwyzer, OK? Took me long enough to see what a dangerous, unhinged man he is, but I’ve finally seen it. I sincerely apologize to those of you whoContinue reading “Young women, stay away from Hugo Schwyzer”

“On All Fours.” (Hokay. So. Did the new “Girls” episode feature a rape scene?)

For a recap of what happened, and more, please see Amanda Hess on the subject. This episode made a lot of people very uncomfortable, with good reason. I thought this was excellent television, because I fully believe that TV *should* make us uncomfortable. Obviously, I cringed as well. What I took from it is aContinue reading ““On All Fours.” (Hokay. So. Did the new “Girls” episode feature a rape scene?)”

Maybe Elizabeth Wurtzel is not OK after all

Or maybe she’s just being consistent with her role as a “everyone’s favorite beautiful mess.” Really now. She thinks she’s bashing “slovenly” people (which is kind of silly in and of itself, unless said “people” are actually your brother, who just showed up to your black-tie wedding with beer-breath and flip-flops), but she’s just bashingContinue reading “Maybe Elizabeth Wurtzel is not OK after all”

That one “Dealbreaker” piece on the college girl and the punky dude

I’ve of two minds about this piece. The headline is misleading, for one thing. And it starts out as if its trying to bait you – “I went to college… because that’s what people like me did.” As someone whose financial future has now pretty much been ruined by student debt, I have a knee-jerkContinue reading “That one “Dealbreaker” piece on the college girl and the punky dude”

Childbirth is not an abstraction. Why do I even need to point this out?

This refers to an interview I gave earlier – one that, I hope, won’t be published, because it was all kinds of whack. Let’s just say that it was for a Scandinavian publication that bills itself as women-oriented. The person who interviewed me is welcome to respond in the commenting section, but something tells meContinue reading “Childbirth is not an abstraction. Why do I even need to point this out?”