Dear Abby: Elope so that your in-laws won’t dress like hookers to “ruin” your wedding. Captain Awkward: Learn the fine art of not giving a damn.

Dear Abby is a classic for a reason, right?  Soothing.  Non-confrontational.  Midwestern common sense. Often terrible and does not get at any of the actual issues going on between actual people. For instance: DEAR ABBY: What do you do when your future in-laws tell other relatives that they intend to ruin your upcoming wedding? They … Continue reading Dear Abby: Elope so that your in-laws won’t dress like hookers to “ruin” your wedding. Captain Awkward: Learn the fine art of not giving a damn.

Marie Claire’s “Rich”: Good girls get to meet your mom. Bad girls are too confident and hard to control….like dirty snow.

Thanks, Feministe, for pointing me toward this piece at Marie Claire:  "Why Men Prefer Innocent Girls to Bad Girls" by Rich.  Rich's friends divide women into categories called Innocent/Good Girls and Bad Girls, and I've got bad news for women with opinions, self-confidence, and a sexual history. "Across the board, the guys agreed they prefer … Continue reading Marie Claire’s “Rich”: Good girls get to meet your mom. Bad girls are too confident and hard to control….like dirty snow.