Dealing with different levels of desire: women they’re looking at you. Only you.
What is a reasonable expectation if you have invited someone over to watch a movie?
Can holding a door open be sexist?
Today in WTF?
Colour us as unreasonably demanding, but women do tend to want a little bit more than a guy who simply refrains from being nasty like it’s some great sacrifice (which implies that he might just stop refraining from being nasty if he doesn’t feel appreciated enough, so watch it).
Today in moral panics.
Don’t be that girl – who goes out with a man who writes books like this.
Bettina Ardnt is trying to whip up a panic about our unmarried but partnered Prime Minister moving into the Lodge, after being elected, with her bloke. It could be a bad role model for young women she says. I say, complete crap, give people more credit than that. Women aren’t going to rush into defacto relationships just because the PM is in… Read more →
Sydney Morning Herald: “Women should say yes, yes, yes more” Forty years after liberated women felt able to say “no” to their partners’ demands for sex, they have been urged to say “yes” more often to keep their men happy. Sex therapist and psychologist Bettina Arndt said different libidos were creating a generation of men who were “miserable, angry and… Read more →
For once here’s some relationship advice which talks about the way the men and women are TRAINED from an early age to act differently in response to life’s annoyances and pains. That’s a refreshing change from all those articles which try and paint gender-differences in emotional responses as being due to innate genetic XX vs XY differences.
I’ve just read this book (which my kids “chose” for me as a prezzie), penned by the redoubtable Colleen McCullough. In it she examines the life of the Bennet sisters twenty years after the events of Pride and Prejudice, especially what happens to Mary after long years of spinsterly duty to her querulous mother are ended and she has some… Read more →
Author: Mindy also blogs at the eclectic group blog For Battle! Just in case you thought it was the man drought that was keeping you single, here is a new book to put you straight. The Re-education of the Female by Dante Moore is all about how women need to make themselves more attractive to men by being skinny homemakers… Read more →
The Guardian: Teach primary school pupils about sex, say MPs • Put sex in its proper context, says letter signed by charities • Call to start teaching social and emotional aspects early Primary school children should have compulsory sex education lessons, MPs said today. A cross-party group of MPs is calling on the government to make advice on sexual health… Read more →
Just thought I’d revisit Big Brother UK with a little “Oh no he didn’t!” post.
As clip one begins, Mikey, the blind cross-dressing Scotsman radio dude, has just had his hair shaved off as part of a task. The task involved the housemates cutting or clipping their hair such that the combined hair filled a flask to the top.
[Transcripts/summaries of clips are at the bottom of the post.]
I’m guessing Mo would justify this action, outside the house, as being just him, paragon of equalism, treating everyone equally badly. You can sure tell that he’s been in that hot chair before, and knows exactly the script to follow, though he still stumbles over it. It grates.