[please let this mean Jezebel gets sued, please let this mean Jezebel gets sued….]
It’s a little rich for Irin to be tsk-tsk-ing “blogger sloppiness” when she writes for such an esteemed publication such as Jezebel. But even richer when THE TITLE OF THE POST is pretty much an open door for a little Gawker media lawsuit.
"Acquitted Rapist" Really, Irin? While they both start with the letter "A", "Acquitted Rapist" and "Alleged Rapist" are two very different legal constructions. The joys of understanding how adjectives work means that you can’t just throw the word "acquitted" somewhere near the word "rapist" and think that clears everything up. No. "Acquitted Rapist" is no different than calling him a "Tall Rapist" or a "Smelly Rapist."
I WILL POP SO MUCH POPCORN IF JEZEBEL GETS SUED!
Okay, Jezebel, apparently, based on your past performance, the proliferation of Spanx is worthy of outrage! How dare the patriarchy keep us down by providing us with a product that makes some of us more confident in form fitting clothes! LET’S BURN SPANX!
But, call them Granny Panties, chop off the legs, and we’ve going to publish a whole article extolling their benefits. Which are, coincidentally, word-for-word the exact same benefits that certain Spanx devotees would claim about their chosen undergarmets.
1. You’ll get a smooth line.
2. They work beautifully with retro clothes.
3. Tummy control
4. No muffin top (sigh, we’re getting a little repetitive here, aren’t we?)
5. They’re not as frumpy as you think
6. Betty Page (okay, fine, not this).
7. You can customize them (um, I guess if customizable undergarmets is your thing, you can pretty much customize all your underwear. Where’s my bedazzler?)
8. They’re perfect with full skirts.
9. Duh, they’re comfortable (maybe this is one where some might beg to differ)
So, we’re at 7/9. Apparently, Betty Page and comfort are two things that turn “tool of the patriarchy” into “TOTALLY AWESOME UNDERWEAR!”
Hope you’re taking notes!
I’m pretty sure there are some ESL language issues here (but, hey, someone’s knows their appropriate rhyming idioms!), and I really don’t want to get into the Jewish/Jezebel relationship/coverage, but this has got to be one of the the most blatantly ridiculous tragedy hijackings I’ve seen in awhile.
I don’t know why, but this comment makes me laugh. It’s in response to the BREAKING SCANDAL that, in the 50’s,
dress sizes were different models were used for illustrations.
This just in - Gwyneth Paltrow is sharing a recipe for Po’boys in her recipe book. We must mock not only the fact that she has published a recipe book, but also that she has dared to discuss sandwiches that do not have names that smack of privilege - because, as Jezebel would dare not let us forget, Paltrow is rich. And grew up rich. OUTRAGE!
Really, though, I kind of like that Gwyneth kind of self-deprecatingly owns growing up in a rich family. If she had a cookbook filled with escargot and other vaguely “rich” foods, I’m sure Jezebel would be equally as outraged. She’s kind of campy, and goofy, and maybe that’s not their cup of tea, but I just find the constant mocking (about privilege, ahem….) obnoxious.
Scientists! Put your protective vinyl jacket on your microscopes, we’ve got ANECDOTES to listen to!
Didn’t we already play this game, with that strange and ridiculously unpopular series where some college psych major diagnosed the real housewives? So why are we doing it again? And why are we all of a sudden so concerned with Dr. Drew? Do you think it has ANYTHING to do with the fact the Dr. Drew is the main advertiser on Jezebel this week?
Why is it that every single science article has a cacophony of comments along the lines of “Um, excuse me, do you know the difference between correlation and causation, scientists? Because I don’t think you do! END OF CONVERSATION.”
Like, okay, yes, correlation doesn’t equal causation, but even CORRELATION can be INTERESTING and can be DISCUSSED and just because it hasn’t been proven to “cause” anything yet, doesn’t mean that it’s not worth studying and considering. It’s like you take one stats class and all of a sudden you have to carry around a big stick of correlation /= causation. Is that really the MOST interesting thing you can choose to say?