It's no secret on this blog that I'm not a fan of Meghan Trainor. She's supremely annoying at best and promoting unhealthy body image lessons at worst. But this new press release of hers is beyond the pale.
First things first: I know this song came out a long time ago. I'd love to tell you that the reason I have taken this long to address it is that I wanted to be very careful and deliberate about how I broke down exactly what is wrong with the song and its message. Unfortunately,... Continue Reading →
QUICK NOTE: I wrote the bulk of this post almost a year ago, but it got lost in the shuffle and I didn't finish it until just now. I realize the news item in question is long gone, but the points still stand. Recently, American Eagle made some headlines by announcing that their lingerie line, Aerie,... Continue Reading →
I'm going to show you an advertisement that's been on TV a lot recently. If you watch TV, you've probably seen it. What you didn't see are its terrifying implications. Here's the ad. Seems fairly innocent, right? You even get that fun imagery of the donut with the hole in it at the end. Now... Continue Reading →
You remember PETA, yes? They're the subjects of probably the angriest two posts I've written in almost two years of running this blog. I called them the most vicious hypocrisy since the Catholic Church, and I stand by that. If you want to read those two posts, here's part 1 and part 2. Anyway, in... Continue Reading →
You're getting older. Gone are the gallivanting days of being single, the one night stands, the keg stands, the ability to take 15 shots in a night and still function the next day. Gone is the six-pack that you could maintain on a diet of frozen pizza and Snickers bars, gone is your full head... Continue Reading →
I'm not a graphically creative person. I'm a wordsmith, a sculptor of language. When it comes to actually making the pictures, I…well I don't do that. I pilfer from Google Images and put captions to them, which again is just with the words. That said, I've never thought it would be that difficult to design... Continue Reading →
I assume you've heard of PETA, right? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals? Well this one's been brewing for a while. I used to think that they were overreactive, irritating neo-liberals with stupid ad campaigns and a seriously illogical fervor for animal rights. Turns out they're far more evil than that, so hold on... Continue Reading →