On this whole "Esquire writer says women are soooo bad at sex" scandal
Of course when I got Esquire’s sex issue I immediately read the sex parts cuz they were pretty and full of infographics and about sex.
I glazed over Chris Jones’ article “Ladies: You Are Not as Good As You Think" with a little chuckle, cuz there are fer sure thousands of chicks out there who will literally talk about how good they are at sex and fashion themselves as sex goddesses.
I was surprised when immediately all the more trollinger websites started writing super angry responses about it, especially Gawker’s “Esquire Writer to Wife: Please Start Fucking Better,” which totally torched Chris Jones by assuming he’s only had sex with one lady ever, and likes to bring up bedroom problems passively through Esquire.
“But I have to assume its actual intended target is the one he (presumably) fucks with the most frequency—his wife Lee.”
On the surface, this article is really easy to complain about and mock, but that kind of stretching of the truth is making me cringe so hard. Let’s opt for a society where we can be open and honest about sex, even if it means implying that women are not total sex goddesses 100% of the time, and uh, it’s kind of annoying when they act like they are.
“It is often difficult for me to go into the young adult section of a book store. It should be easy. I have about 2 million books for young people in print.
But I know before I turn up the aisle what I will find — shelves of books about young people who look nothing like the ones I write about. The kids on the covers will have great adventures, solve mysteries, wrestle with bullying or save the world again. But these books do not, and cannot tell the full story of America and what all of her children are capable of accomplishing. For this to happen, we need more books about African-American youth and other kids of color…”
Not only in books but in television and movies too. It’s because of this that as a four year old (I don’t remember this but my mother told me about it), that I said I wanted to be white because according to all the media and entertainment I had been fed only white kids got to go on adventures and do fun and exciting things.
And I think it’s funny how if you look at one of the first comments basically saying “race shouldn’t matter as long as it’s a good story” which in a perfect world would be true; but that’s easy to say if you’re white and are the standard demographic who gets catered to with almost every story out there (in the US). But I’ve talked about this too much so I’ll stop and let you read the article for yourself.
the other day my boyfriend and i went to redbox the muppets. i was not particularly excited because muppets creep me out, but he had been counting down the days till we could get it. when we got to the redbox, it was out. i had not realized that redboxes can just be “out” of a movie. i thought they had infinite reserves, or could just burn another copy or something.
using an iPhone app, we drove across town trying to find the movie, ending up at a weird redbox outside of a walgreen’s, with two people walking away from it at that moment. had they just taken the last muppets? i glared at them.
when we finally got the movie, i was thrilled. the muppets. it’s ours.
good reminder that problems make life better in weird ways. so did i like the muppets? let’s say … i found it innocuous and cute, and kind of fell asleep at the end because i’d had a long day, ok?
Since I’m a fan of Nick Hornby, John Cusak and High Fidelity, here are a couple of my 5 lists.
1. Clockwork Orange
2. Return of the Jedi
3. Synechdoche New York
4. Austin Powers
5. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2. Top Model
3. 30 Rock
4. Arrested Development
1. Wind-Up Bird Chronicles
2. White Teeth
4. East of Eden
5. How to Be Good (Nick Hornby)
Although maybe The Giver should be in there but kid’s books could be it’s own list …
Note that these aren’t my top 5 cuz I think they are actually the best, they are just ones that I’ve enjoyed the most in my life. I didn’t think too hard, just put first things that came to my mind (important in being honest and not just having ‘the coolest list’).
Trends: I like contemporary, and female protagonists. Netflix knows this.