Category Archives: Cracks in the narrative

Insta-Whores: Is money the real problem?

The Other McCain has a post up titled Insta-Whores, about social media prostitution.  As McCain notes, the lines here can be blurry, and either way this is likely to corrode social trust: Much of the behavior enabled by this emerging … Continue reading

Posted in Cracks in the narrative, Denial, Robert Stacy McCain, Turning a blind eye, Ugly Feminists, Wendy Griffith | 116 Comments

It was time to settle for a boring loyal dude.

Filed under the category of Losing control of the narrative, I bring you Why It’s OK To Settle In Romantic Relationships – Refinery29 When I met my now soon-to-be fiancé, five years ago, I didn’t really think much of him … Continue reading

Posted in Cracks in the narrative, Finding a Spouse, Ugly Feminists, You can't make this stuff up | 72 Comments

Now we are haggling about the price.

The Washington Post has an opinion piece up by a law professor named Irina D. Manta. The title of the piece is The case for cracking down on Tinder lies, and her thesis is: There should be a legal penalty … Continue reading

Posted in Cracks in the narrative, Death of courtship, New York Times, The Washington Post, Turning a blind eye, Ugly Feminists, You can't make this stuff up | 155 Comments

That’s gonna leave a mark on the narrative.

The concept of the cock carousel is entering the mainstream lexicon, complete with a beta chump at the end of the line to pick up the tab.  From Tully, reviewed. at Slate: She has… a sexless but functional marriage with Drew … Continue reading

Posted in Cracks in the narrative, Men's Sphere Lexicon, Motherhood, Movies, Slate, Ugly Feminists | 174 Comments

Someday we’ll laugh!

Commenter Ofelas pointed out the absurdity of the main character in Cat Person imagining how much a future boyfriend would enjoy hearing about her having sex with other men: …she imagined that somewhere, out there in the universe, there was … Continue reading

Posted in Cat Person, Choice Addiction, Cracks in the narrative, Diary of Why, Finding a Spouse, Judging the performance, Rationalization Hamster, Serial Monogamy, Solipsism, Status of marriage, Turning a blind eye, Ugly Feminists, You can't make this stuff up | 299 Comments