I love every single Instagram post which instructs me to kill time by curling up with a good book after having lit a mood-enhancing scented candle for maximum hygge. I soak up every heavily filtered photo of a long-limbed influencer splayed on an animal hide (cow/sheep/zebra) in their perfectly curated home, pondering which sheet mask she shall try on next while attending a web-based calmness class.Continue reading “When Home Is Not Safe”
I’ve barely recovered from Valentine’s Day, and there’s another celebration around the corner: the International Women’s Day, or, the day dedicated to making money off women’s sexuality and /or the concept of feminism. As far as marketing goes, we are basically talking about Valentine’s Day 2.0.Continue reading “Be a Feminist! Buy Stuff!”
I re-read Mary Gaitskill’s novella “This is Pleasure” as I found it the other week as a nifty little hard cover. It was originally published in the New Yorker last summer.Continue reading “All the Grey Shades of Pleasure”
– How do you know Valentine’s Day is around the corner?
– Everybody is selling things that either smell, or indeed are intended to go inside one’s vagina.
Honestly. Every website, because season. Gwyneth’s vagina candle is old news, because we are now supposed to want to scent our surroundings with incense that smells of Erykah Badu’s birth canal.
I went to see the movie Bombshell recently. Based on true story, it recalls the events that led to Fox News mogul Roger Ailes’ resignation over sexual harassment claims. Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron) is a central character of the film, though the initial lawsuit was launched by a former anchor Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman). Third main character is an ambitious millennial journalist Kayla Pospisil (Margot Robbie).Continue reading “Return to Megyn Kelly’s Feminism”
This isn’t really even that much about sports. I just felt like a short monologue about the odd culture we live in, much aided and abetted by the 24/7 news cycle and social media where, as we know by now, anyone can be a media. News travel across the world faster than families of the victims have been contacted.Read mor