Manspreading and Camille Paglia

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Life’s full of stange coincidences. Two articles I read the last few days in fact highlight the same phenomenon.

One was an article in the TIMES, titled “It’s a Man’s World, and It Always Will Be” by Camille Paglia: [x]

… the other was titled “The first arrest has been made for manspreading” and has been published in The Independent. [x]

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Cake for breakfast?

A friend of mine linked this wonderful, delicious article by the Daily Telegraph this morning, titled “Chocolate cake breakfast could help you lose weight” [x]

It gives hope, doesn’t it? However, I think there’s more to it. I guess I am just incapable of reading something without questioning the essence of it, and I just have too much fun in delving into the meta-layer of it all, putting myself questions like, “Who wrote this; what’s their purpose, apart from gaining readership? Why can they be sure it will get read? Who has a benefit? Why would anyone read it, and why did I just read it?”

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Groucho Marx and American Apparel

Recently – about a year ago – there was a medium media hype around a guy who re-created American Apparel photo shoots – of females. [x]

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Is this pose sexy for a man? I will exclude this topic for now, because it’s an emotional and highly individual one. Yet what can generally be said is that the pose is objectifying and severely distracting from the shirt American Apparel wants to sell.

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