A Lady’s History

Bits and pieces of essays that I have written over the years… There is something very mysterious about a woman’s past. It really does not matter who the woman is–princess or prostitute, the chances of her having some scandal lurking in the shadows of years left behind are high–higher than you will think at first…

Accidental Sexist?

Some people are very offended by the new song, “Accidental Racist” by Brad Paisley with guest singing/rapping by LL Cool J. Why are they offended? Well, they say the song is actually racist (Gawker), or they say that it misses the point of race identity and racism (Slate). People are horrified! Why would LL Cool…

Why Does Cosmo Exist?

So I’ve been having a little online “discussion” in the comment thread for one of The Atlantic online articles. The article is called, “Women’s Magazines Objectify Women as Much as Men’s Magazines Do.” Interesting, right? Setting aside the fact that I think the article is poorly written (who is this Noah Berlatsky?), and I think…