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America’s Most Egregious Mortal Sin: Being Fat

Fatness is an American mortal sin.  This is not a new situation, but I’m overjoyed to see the beginnings of a cultural backlash about it.  The most recent example of this is the controversy over the comments of one Maria

Posted in abuse, beauty, body image, confessions, Cultural Dissidence, culture, education, fat, health, news

5 Ways to Not Suck as a Washateria Patron

Whether you call them washaterias, laundromats, or coin-op laundries …. No one enjoys patronizing such an establishment. Nothing makes affable people mean and nasty faster than an 90 degree room filled with coin-operated clothing cleaning machines. If it’s not the

Posted in culture, Etiquette

Why “real-name” commenting doesn’t work

Online anonymity is close to my heart.  I’m no HuffPo fan, but when I saw the headline Huffington: Trolls uglier than ever, so we’re cutting off anonymous comments, I had to click through.  I found what I suspected: HuffPo is tired

Posted in culture, Libertarian, technology

5 Hurricane Myths Debunked

People think all kinds of things are true that aren’t. Most of the time people hear or read something that makes initial common sense, so it sticks in their brain like a barnacle on a ship’s hull. The problem is

Posted in culture, education, psychology/psychiatry

NSFW: 5 bizarre and hilarious examples of Rule 34

Ah, our internet friend, Rule 34. Also defined at Urban Dictionary user Abokasee as: If it exsists, there is a porn of it, if there isn’t there will be, there is NO exception to this rule as of now. You

Posted in culture, pornography, sex, technology

The Damage of Child Beauty Pageants

Riot.Jane This is the first time I’ve seen a non-hysterical critique of the phenomenon of child beauty pageants.  Most of the time it seems like it’s moon-bat crazy people throwing tantrums either for or against the concept.  In this blog

Posted in beauty, body image, culture, moms, psychology/psychiatry, relationships, self-esteem

In Honor of our Veterans (NSFW video)

Full Metal Jacket meets Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer: ~Riot.Jane

Posted in career, culture, holiday, humor

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