How to Kindly Turn Down a Man, Part II

I’m sorry to read the responses to Mark Judge’s piece on how to turn down a man. Sorry, because I don’t think Mark had even the slightest anti-women intentions in his piece, but also sorry to read about all the horrible things that have happened to women trying to decline male advances. I disagree with … Continued

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Do You Hate Your Children?

Many adults can’t stand kids. The tragic thing is that some of them are already parents. In honor of Mother’s Day, feminist website Jezebel scoured anonymous social media site Whisper for posts from parents who regret procreating.  One parent shares, “I love my kids so much . . . but I regret having them every … Continued

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Are Women Who Say “Sorry” Weaker?

Who apologizes more, men or women? According to a highly circulated study from 2010, which has resurfaced recently in a post on Jezebel, the answer is women: Researchers analyzed the number of self-reported offences and apologies made by 66 subjects over a 12-day period. And yes, they confirmed women consistently apologized more times than men … Continued

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Long Live Chivalry

The Atlantic posted an article last week by Acculturated’s own Emily Esfahani Smith entitled “Let’s Give Chivalry Another Chance,” a reconsideration of the old-fashioned medieval ideal. The piece has garnered, as of this writing, an astonishing 590 comments which devolved into heated debate about everything from the origins of chivalry to lifeboat etiquette on the … Continued

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The Daily Pop Culture Scene

The Fantasy Life of Working Women–Katie Roiphe in Newsweek Related: Nothing Wrong With Reading Escapist Fiction–WSJ What’s Up With the No Pulitzer for Fiction Decision?–NYT The Life of Scarlett Johansson, Blonde Venue–Vogue After Years of Brooding, Rufus Wainwright Embraces Pop–Newsweek Online Dating and the Organization Kid–Jezebel Watch This, Not That: Ten Best Films at Tribeca … Continued

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The Daily Pop Culture Scene

Immortalizing Our Stars With Statues–The Daily Beast Will Pakistan’s Oscar Change the Fortunes of Its Women?–Time Some People Confuse Hollywood’s Fiction With Reality–National Review Is America Heading to a Post-Marriage Society?–Atlantic The Baby Boomers & the Rise of Gray Divorces–WSJ Romance? If Angelina Marries Brad, She’ll Wear Black–Jezebel Critics May Hate Lorax, But Audiences Love … Continued

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