The ugly feminist alternative to Barbie.

Feminists have long complained about the unrealistic proportions of Barbie dolls, and Lammily was introduced to offer girls a realistic doll to play with. Now Lammily doll owners can make their feminist dolls even uglier, with Lammily Marks:

Includes:

Cellulite, Stretch marks, Freckles, Acne, Glasses, Blushing, Adhesive bandages, Moles, Temporary Tattoo, Stitches, Scrapes & Scratches, Bruises, Cast, Scars, Mosquito Bites, Grass and Dirt Stains

See the Huffington Post write up on the topic, including pictures.  My personal favorite is the last picture, where Lammily is dressed in a flannel shirt and sensible shoes.  Add a prominent scar, a tramp stamp, stretch marks, cellulite, a few moles, acne, and some stitches and she is every little girl’s dream doll.

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The Christian alternative to 50 Shades Of Grey.

It is hard to tell for sure from the trailer, but hopefully this isn’t selling the message:

Man up and marry that free spirit.

Either way, at least it doesn’t appear to be a Christian divorce fantasy, and I didn’t see anything tearing down Christian fathers.  Despite it being a Christian chick flick, in the scheme of Christian films this one looks like a cut above the usual fare.

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Fragile Feminism

Senior Editor and cofounder of The Verge Chris Plante explains the extreme fragility of feminist progress.  One man wearing the wrong shirt can bring the whole system down:

This is the sort of casual misogyny that stops women from entering certain scientific fields. They see a guy like that on TV and they don’t feel welcome.

Hat Tip Vox Day.

Update:  See also Instapundit’s take on shirtgate here.

Just to be clear, Rose Eveleth of The Atlantic is a horrible person, who took what should have been one of the best days of a man’s life, a day of doing something no human beings had ever done before, and ruined it in order to feel important. She should be apologizing, not taking Twitter victory laps.

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A criminal lack of Game?

From the University of Waterloo student newspaper:  Two incidents involving suspicious persons on campus reported (updated)

Update: UW Police Services (UWPS) confirmed that the two incidents involving a tall, Asian, male suspect who approached two female students on campus were cases of an individual being “socially awkward.”

According to the UWPS spokesman, the police coached the man on how to improve his cold approaches:

“We’ve given him suggestions on how to properly and appropriately start those interactions [with women].”

While the man’s lack of Game didn’t rise to a criminal level of creepiness, he may yet be disciplined:

“I’m sure some of them were very concerned about how this guy approached, but we still had to deal with university policies and laws, and we’re not seeing he’s breached any of those,” Anderson said.

Anderson could not confidently say whether or not the student will face further disciplinary action.

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She doesn’t have what it takes to be a professional divorcée, but she does have cats.

The Other McCain on ‘Broken People,’ Cats and Prozac:

See, this is the thing with young feminist writer types nowadays. They can’t go to Podunk State University. No, they must attend one of those private schools where annual tuition is at or near the median U.S. household income. This is the only way to become that glorious being, The Writer. And, probably because as girls dreaming of becoming The Writer, they watched a sitcom or movie about the lives of quirky bachelorettes in Brooklyn, they simply must live there after graduation.

Well, you may ask, what does The Writer write about?

Herself, of course! Do these elite colleges offer a major in Solipsism Studies nowadays? Because Ms. Stokes’s oeuvre is typical of the genre — menstruation, her sex dreams, things that make her cry.

See the whole post for a year’s supply of ugly feminism expertly distilled by Robert Stacy McCain.  All I will add is if the XO Jane blogger had an ounce of initiative she would do it right by getting married, having kids, and then give us all a front row seat as she puts her kids through the meat grinder.

Hat Tip Instapundit.

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