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“I Was Ashamed”: After Ford’s Accusation, Holton-Arms Alumnae Wrestle with Their Own Truths—Together | Vanity Fair
Another Holton alum, who was on the cheerleading squad with Ford, told me that the squad’s captains warned them not to go anywhere without two other people, and that if they were alone and drunk with local boys, the boys would say something had happened, whether it did or not. “This was like an organized sport,” she recalled. “It was very clear that they would pick out a girl and start complimenting them.”
kavanaugh  ford  culture  abuse  2018  privateschools 
10 weeks ago by nsfmc
Brett Kavanaugh allegations and male bonding. 
> The awful things Kavanaugh allegedly did only imperfectly correlate to the familiar frame of sexual desire run amok; they appear to more easily fit into a different category—a toxic homosociality—that involves males wooing other males over the comedy of being cruel to women.
> ...
> A man who runs on external approval runs into problems quickly.
> ...
> Kavanaugh’s admitted virginity shows how empty these rumors about Renate were. Whatever stories they circulated about her sexual behavior weren’t actually about her; to them she was less a person than a token you claim to gain status with your bros.
kavanaugh  society  toxichomosociality  culture  bros 
11 weeks ago by nsfmc
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong - The Huffington Post
> Her patients, she says, often live in the past or the future with their weight. They tell her they are waiting until they are smaller to go back to school or apply for a new job. They beg her to return them to their high school or wedding or first triathlon weight, the one that will bring back their former life.

> And then Lenham must explain that these dreams are a trap. Because there is no magical cure. There is no time machine. There is only the revolutionary act of being fat and happy in a world that tells you that’s impossible.

> “We all have to do our best with the body that we have,” she says. “And leave everyone else’s alone.”
health  obesity  culture 
12 weeks ago by nsfmc
Tim Gunn: Designers refuse to make clothes to fit American women. It's a disgrace. - The Washington Post
This is a design failure and not a customer issue. There is no reason larger women can’t look just as fabulous as all other women. The key is the harmonious balance of silhouette, proportion and fit, regardless of size or shape. Designs need to be reconceived, not just sized up; it’s a matter of adjusting proportions. The textile changes, every seam changes. Done right, our clothing can create an optical illusion that helps us look taller and slimmer. Done wrong, and we look worse than if we were naked.
design  fashion  culture  timgunn 
august 2018 by nsfmc
The Twitch streamers who spend years broadcasting to no one - The Verge
> Some parents note that their children pretend to unbox toys to a nonexistent audience
games  streaming  video  twitch  culture  media 
july 2018 by nsfmc
Passengers post-mortem | Ludum Dare
> The less you show, the more you suggest, the more people will fill the gap with their own vision and understanding
PICO8  games  culture  design  gamedesign  postmortem 
june 2018 by nsfmc
The Trouble with Elon Musk and Grimes | The New Yorker
Now we can drop acid to discover our inner child while becoming tech billionaires, or, more modestly, listen to obscure music while watching the Kardashians. Boucher’s music isn’t especially obscure, nor is her aesthetic; compared to Musk, though, she is the reincarnation of Klaus Nomi.
newyorker  elonmusk  grimes  celebrity  culture  2018 
may 2018 by nsfmc
You Can't Bully These Motherfuckers
Bullying happens along a gradient of existing power and reiterates it. That’s the difference between bullying and a fair fight: The bully is bigger and stronger and safer, and wields those advantages over someone smaller and weaker and more vulnerable.
politics  satire  humor  culture  bullying  whcd  2018 
may 2018 by nsfmc
The Perks of Trail Running in a Virtual World  | Outside Online
> Treadmill running is identical to trail running in the way that shaking a carton of orange juice is identical to giving your lover a hand job—the gesture is the same, but the outcome is different.
running  treadmills  culture  scenery  nature  losangeles  newyork  wellington 
april 2018 by nsfmc
‘I Feel Pretty’ and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denialism - The New York Times
> I suspect it’s also simply too painful to address head-on. The amount of brainpower I spend every day thinking about how I look is a monumental waste.
culture  beauty 
april 2018 by nsfmc
Monica Lewinsky: Emerging from “the House of Gaslight” in the Age of #MeToo | Vanity Fair
> If I have learned anything since then, it is that you cannot run away from who you are or from how you’ve been shaped by your experiences. Instead, you must integrate your past and pres­ent. As Salman Rushdie observed after the fatwa was issued against him, “Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts.” I have been working toward this realization for years. I have been trying to find that power—a particularly Sisyphean task for a person who has been gaslighted.
history  culture  politics  metoo  lewinsky 
february 2018 by nsfmc
Mario Batali tells fans he’s ‘so very sorry’ for sexual misconduct. P.S.: Cinnamon rolls! - The Washington Post
"In case you’re searching for a holiday-inspired breakfast, these Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls are a fan favorite."
mariobatali  apology  cinnamonroll  food  culture 
december 2017 by nsfmc
In the Maze | Issue 30 | n+1
> Near the end of 2014, I remember, the right to free speech under the First Amendment had been recast in popular discourse as the right to free speech without consequence, without reaction.
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> “It’s not that you can’t speak. It’s that other people can hear you. And they’re telling you what you’re saying is crazy.”
nplusone  history  losers  speech  culture  discourse 
december 2017 by nsfmc
The Men Taking Classes to Unlearn Toxic Masculinity
He argues that the concept of “toxic masculinity” has four main components: suppression of anything stereotypically feminine; suppression of emotions related to vulnerability, like fear, sadness, or helplessness; male domination over women and other men; and aggression.
culture  gender  masculinity  education 
november 2017 by nsfmc
The Most Interesting Curator on the Internet Knows Exactly What You Want to See - Motherboard
> No human is directly involved in deciding what gets posted on Archillect. Archillect herself is an artificial intelligence that curates her own content. Deploying a network of bots that crawl Tumblr, Flickr, 500px, and other image-heavy sites, Archillect hunts for keywords and metadata that she likes, and posts the most promising results.
design  ai  culture  internet  blog  tumblr  vice  motherboard 
november 2017 by nsfmc
Anthony Bourdain on Weinstein, John Besh, and meathead restaurant culture.
> And I’ve also been thinking very much about Kitchen Confidential. I would go to signings a few years after Kitchen Confidential came out, and people would come up to me, mostly guys, they’d high-five me over the table with one hand and slide me a packet of cocaine with the other. And it was like dude, have you not read the book? What the fuck is wrong with you?
bourdain  cooking  interview  culture  sex  harassment  introspection 
october 2017 by nsfmc
I Am Sorry for This Scraggly Mess on My Face - The New York Times
> The zombie epidemic is a very popular apocalypse scenario among middle-aged men for a very simple reason: When chaos consumes civilization, you can start over. You get to be young again.
hodgman  beards  middleage  life  commentary  facialhair  culture 
october 2017 by nsfmc
Sure Guys, It Is Awesome That We Are Shitting On Kamala Harris | Wonkette
"See, it is 2017, so now is the perfect time to libel anyone on the left who isn’t actively involved in Being Bernie Sanders, because it is important to start smearing progressive Democrats as corrupt early, so it can catch on. For bonus points, accuse her of not supporting things she supports.

It worked really well last time, and nothing bad can come of it."
politics2017  kamalaharris  senate  culture  politics 
august 2017 by nsfmc
Before the Internet | The New Yorker
“Because that’s what it was like before the Internet.”
internet  commentary  culture  media  newyorker 
july 2017 by nsfmc
David Chang: "Almost Everything We've Done Has Been a Failure from the Get-go" - Eater
"The whole idea of ugly-delicious was, how do I make food that I'm comfortable making again? As I've gotten older, I've embraced all the things that I truly love eating. I'm not embarrassed about it anymore. Now I'm just like, I don't give a fuck."
food  culture  davidchang  podcast  transcript  comfortfood 
june 2017 by nsfmc
Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich - The New Yorker
Steve Huffman, the thirty-three-year-old co-founder and C.E.O. of Reddit, which is valued at six hundred million dollars, was nearsighted until November, 2015, when he arranged to have laser eye surgery. He underwent the procedure not for the sake of convenience or appearance but, rather, for a reason he doesn’t usually talk much about: he hopes that it will improve his odds of surviving a disaster, whether natural or man-made. “If the world ends—and not even if the world ends, but if we have trouble—getting contacts or glasses is going to be a huge pain in the ass,” he told me recently. “Without them, I’m fucked.”
doomsday  preppers  siliconvalley  culture 
january 2017 by nsfmc
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