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HuffPo Women: Advice for Losers

Posted on | April 7, 2014 | 40 Comments

Am I the only person who reads the Huffington Post’s “Women” category? Because I’ve got a feeling that if any feminists paid attention to it, they’d be outraged at this pink-collar ghetto of insipid journalistic dreck. Some recent HuffPo Women headlines:

  • 8 Things America Gets Wrong About Sex — Barnard College alumna Amanda Duberman says Americans are not having sex “as freely, safely and enjoyably as other parts of the world.” So, apparently, folks in Bolivia, Belgium and Botswana have much better sex than us — or at least better sex than Barnard College girls have.
  • ‘Love Hormone’ Oxytocin May Intensify Orgasms — Dyslexics beware! Oxytocin is not the same as Oxycontin, which won’t do anything for your orgasms, and will only “intensify” your lethargy, slurred speech and impaired coordination.
  • I Fell in Love With a Man Who Refused to Text Me — She loves the Luddite guy with a “cute Australian accent” she married 12 years ago. He probably never dated any Barnard College girls.
  • The Problem With ‘Waiting For Marriage’ — Mandy Velez was a virgin attending the University of Pittsburgh until she “attended a sex-positive event on campus” featuring “a fun lesbian speaker.” Somehow, this event convinced her to have sex with her boyfriend. They “eventually broke up,” but now she’s been living with another boyfriend for two years, which means . . .? I dunno. There’s no obvious point. Just one of those silly “Vagina! Empowerment!” pseudo-feminist sex columns that get published routinely at HuffPo Women. Velez calls herself “a straight, cisgendered, reasonably privileged woman” and also uses the magic feminist phrase “sexual autonomy.”
  • Shedding Light on the Myths About Women Who Have a Lot of Sex — Marrie Lobel is “irritated” by “persistent half-truths and complete fabrications hyped as fact. It’s time to expose reality by shattering outdated perceptions of women who have a lot of sex.” None of the “myths” Lobel attacks involve Barnard College girls or sex-positive events with “fun lesbian” speakers. However, she does use the magic feminist phrase “patriarchal dogma.”

Anyway, that gives you an idea of what Huffington Post editors think women want to read. If following their advice doesn’t lead you to happiness, you can always check out “Huffington Post Divorce.”

UPDATE: Wow! How did I miss this Huffington Post pictorial of women’s armpit hair? Gotta be some Barnard girls there . . .



40 Responses to “HuffPo Women: Advice for Losers”

  1. ariyadesai01
    April 7th, 2014 @ 4:53 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM HuffPo Women: Advice for Losers #TCOT

  2. ErikEssig
    April 7th, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

    McCain, thank goodness you read that tripe so we don’t have to.

  3. Neo
    April 7th, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

    Has there been any “pottery accidents” at Barnard College ?

  4. Alan Markus
    April 7th, 2014 @ 5:24 pm

    Oh the humanity – how did mankind ever manage to reproduce itself before the benefits of the written word and the internet, and these ever so intelligent writers?

  5. RKae
    April 7th, 2014 @ 5:34 pm

    So they took a break from their “My husband cheated, so I cheated, and ‘infidelity’ saved our marriage” articles, huh?

  6. concern00
    April 7th, 2014 @ 5:34 pm

    These are loose women…in more ways than one.

  7. concern00
    April 7th, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

    …and, from my heart, thanks for the armpit hair link.

  8. Bob Belvedere
    April 7th, 2014 @ 7:09 pm

    Gotta be some Barnard girls there . . .

    More like Amherst.

    One thing you can say – perhaps the only thing – about Wellesley girls is that the vast majority of them groom themselves.

  9. Kirby McCain
    April 7th, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

    There are times when popcorn just isn’t sufficient.

  10. Hanzo
    April 7th, 2014 @ 7:35 pm

    “Am I the only person who reads the Huffington Post’s “Women” category?” Uhmm …. yes.

  11. Hanzo
    April 7th, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

    Man, that’s a lot of bad visuals right there.

  12. darthlevin
    April 7th, 2014 @ 8:06 pm

    Forgive the quibble, but I believe the proper Yoda-speak is “What kind of weed this was did you say”? Along with “Armpit hair disgusting it is. French are you now?”

  13. DeadMessenger
    April 7th, 2014 @ 8:20 pm

    “French are you now?” This gets my vote for the funniest thing I’ve read all day. I was going to put some other Yoda speak, but frankly, I can’t top this one.

  14. DeadMessenger
    April 7th, 2014 @ 8:24 pm

    This crap is a combination of Cosmo and Weekly World News. Dreck, yes. And the sort of dreck you publish when you have no self-respect of any kind.

  15. Matthew W
    April 7th, 2014 @ 8:59 pm

    OK, I’ll bite.
    What’s a “pottery accident?”

  16. Julie Pascal
    April 7th, 2014 @ 10:00 pm

    “Am I the only person who reads the Huffington Post…. ”


    You’re right about the “women’s” category. Sure, yes, lots of women like those “lifestyle” things but it really is sort of insulting. I like reading romances but if a News site had “Real” news for guys and a section on romances for me… I’d still be pissed off and insulted. Better to have sections that are for various lifestyle subjects without turning them into the pink toy isle at Walmart.

    Sort of like how Hillary got to be Secretary of State… I mean, fricking SECRETARY OF STATE and all the news talkers are all… she’s going to address issues related to women and girls and I’m all… well, heck, pissed me off for her and I can’t stand the woman because really? How about she address the fricking business of STATE! Ugh! Did anyone do that to Condoleeza? Stick her in the Girl Corner?

  17. Norman Invasion
    April 7th, 2014 @ 10:38 pm

    Piercings, tattoos, facial surgery, & bizarre hair-dos, but they have armpit hair so they’re “all natural”?

  18. Anon Y. Mous
    April 7th, 2014 @ 11:09 pm

    How did I miss this Huffington Post pictorial of women’s armpit hair?

    I didn’t believe you. Figured it was some kind of sarcastic dig until I clicked the link. Ugg.

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  20. The Daley Gator | The Other McCain asks, I answer
    April 8th, 2014 @ 1:06 am

    […] The question I truly thought I would never see? This one from Robert Stacy McCain Am I the only person who reads the Huffington Post’s “Women” category? My answer is Hell Yes! I mean I read Salon, and watch MSNBS, and have even listened to Air America in the past, but the Huffington Posts “Women” category? Come on man! Now, I read Salon for one reason to see how bad their writers can get, and to see if any of their writers can ever be as bad as Joan Walsh. OK so I guess technically that is two reasons, but still Salon’s slogan should be Salon, where bad writing gets worse. I watch MSNBS so you don’t have to, and because it is the Tree of Low-Hanging Blogging Fruit. Any blogger can find lots of material by watching MSNBS. Their slogan should not be Lean Forward. It should be MSNBS, our hosts ought to be committed . And Air America? They used to be on a Boulder Colorado station, one of the few I could pick up in whatever rental car I was driving on my vacations in Rocky Mountain National Park. And, I liked listening to how bat shit crazy their hoists and their listeners were But, I draw the line at the Women’s section of the Huffington Post! […]

  21. Funeral guy
    April 8th, 2014 @ 1:48 am

    I know I’m the outlier here, but if all the hirsute women looked like these girls (with a couple of exceptions) I could overlook it.

  22. RKae
    April 8th, 2014 @ 2:51 am

    Is it anything like when one of Spinal Tap’s drummers died in a bizarre gardening accident?

  23. RKae
    April 8th, 2014 @ 2:52 am

    One hundred up-votes for that! Man! That sh*t drives me insane!

  24. scarymatt
    April 8th, 2014 @ 6:53 am

    I don’t think Rice could even SEE the Girl Corner from the Uncle Tom Corner.

  25. scarymatt
    April 8th, 2014 @ 6:57 am

    The fact that the checkout aisle at the grocery store looks about the same as it has looked for decades tells us that there’s a market for this stuff. I don’t hate PuffHo for cashing in on that, but I think they’re fooling themselves about what they’re doing by using bigger words and fewer pictures.

  26. Dana
    April 8th, 2014 @ 7:30 am

    Our esteemed host asked:

    Am I the only person who reads the Huffington Post’s “Women” category?

    Yes. You obviously have a little bit too much free time on your hands.

  27. Dana
    April 8th, 2014 @ 7:37 am

    As it happens, I’m old enough to remember the hippie chicks at UK, a good number of whom eschewed razors completely, and there were a couple of them . . .

    Well, there was this one girl, a theater arts major, named Sal — it could have been Sally, but I never knew; her sister Sarah was more conventional — for whom I’d have sold my soul to the devil.

    Her parents lived in a fine house on Parker’s Mill Road in Lexington, and you don’t live on Parker’s Mill Road unless you have money, and I mean real money.

  28. Quartermaster
    April 8th, 2014 @ 8:56 am

    I lived in Germany for 6 years and it was strange to see women that did not shave their armpits or legs. My German teacher wore stockings and you could see the long hair through the stockings. Just strange.
    The younger women had adopted American ways as to their legs, but not armpits.

  29. Quartermaster
    April 8th, 2014 @ 8:56 am

    Either that or he’s crazy. I’m going with crazy.

  30. Quartermaster
    April 8th, 2014 @ 8:57 am

    That you are a regular here is a serious red flag as to your being crazy.

  31. Quartermaster
    April 8th, 2014 @ 8:59 am

    So, infidelity is one of the most effective ways of saving a marriage that’s on the rocks? Whooda think it?!

  32. Quartermaster
    April 8th, 2014 @ 9:01 am

    And if the written instructions are inadequate for your level of reading comprehension, there are a ton of sites that have video tutorials to help you.

  33. Quartermaster
    April 8th, 2014 @ 9:02 am

    It is really affecting his mental health, however. We should appreciate the sacrifice.

  34. Dana
    April 8th, 2014 @ 10:48 am

    Couldn’t it be and, rather than or?

  35. Paul A'Barge
    April 8th, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

    Amanda Duberman? Did someone say Armanda Duberman?

    having great, hot sex? With that manjaw? I am taken aback.

  36. Paul A'Barge
    April 8th, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

    Mandy Velez? Did someone say Mandy Velez?

  37. Paul A'Barge
    April 8th, 2014 @ 1:08 pm

    Marrie Lobel? Did someone say Marrie Lobel?

  38. Paul A'Barge
    April 8th, 2014 @ 1:11 pm

    Ben Hopper? This is what you end up looking like if you spend a bunch of time looking at women’s hairy armpits:

  39. TC_LeatherPenguin
    April 8th, 2014 @ 1:20 pm

    Stacy should dive into the idiocy that is Micky Sigs–sorry! “Michaelangelo Signorile.” Dude’s been batshite insane since we were in grade school, but now he’s a “voice” in the homo army.

  40. Minicapt
    April 9th, 2014 @ 9:50 pm

    And it took the ‘artist’ seven years …