Gender, Sex, Fat Acceptance and Other Weird Stuff

Buckle up. This is going to be a rambler.All across my social media I'm finding really interesting ideas about gender politics, sexuality, and fat acceptance. And all these posts seem to be connected in tenuous ways that I don't have the mental bandwidth to explore deeply today.The first post is by the fabulous Jonathan Korman, who shares my deep love for comedian Louis C.K. You seriously need to take time to read the entire thing. It's fantastic: When I was a young fella I lived an … [Read more...]

With All Due Modesty (NSFW)

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -- Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride Modest is defined by Merriam-Webster as 1.) placing a moderate estimate on one's abilities or worth; 2.) arising from or characteristic of a modest nature; 3.) observing the proprieties of dress and behavior; 4.) limited in size, amount, or scope.Modesty, especially when applied to dress, is a fun subject. The most modest garment in size and scope, a scanty thong for … [Read more...]