Lesbian Lexicon Monday: “Interrobang”
interrobang (v) – 1. To engage in sexual activity resulting from ambivalent attraction; to commit the act of a questionable hookup. May result from drunkenness, desperation, poor judgment, or Welcome Week at American University.
2. Though usually hypothetical, to engage in sexual activity with a person who is contrary to one’s “type.” May result from the same factors as definition #1, but is usually less embarrassing, as individual in question is probably at least a little attractive.
X: So you think she’s hot?
KC Danger: Yeah she’s pretty cute; I just don’t usually dig redheads.
X: So you wanna interrobang her ‽
KC Danger: Yeah, I guess.
GENDER: Is it truly possible to raise a kid gender-neutral? Maybe not, but science has only proven two innate biological differences between boys and girls — however, the social norms are insidious and difficult to circumnavigate. Salon talks with an expert on the scientific side. (@salon)
ONLINE DATING: OK Cupid’s study on what people respond to in Online Dating ads is fascinating. Women prefer men who employ humility over bravado, indicate actually reading their profile, and compliment them on things besides their looks. “The lesson: Treat a woman (on the OK Cupid dating site) like a human being and she will respond positively.” (@sociological differences)
BODY: THE OBSESSION WITH TV FATTIES: “What’s so funny about overweight people getting hit in the groin with footballs? Everything.” According to Details, “fatertainment” is good for us, ’cause if we’re skinny it makes us feel better about ourselves, and if we’re medically obese, maybe it motivates us to get off our fat asses and apply for The Biggest Loser? The catch is that I don’t think fat people getting hit in the groin with footballs is supposed to be meaningful … it’s just lazy joke-writing. And this article ignores the major differences in how fat women and fat men are handled by the meida. (@details)
WAL MART: Wal-Mart best symbolizes America, a new poll finds: Almost half of the respondents of a new “60 Minutes”-Vanity Fair Poll picked Wal-Mart over Google as the business that symbolizes America… but they also picked the Obamas and Angelina Jolie as faves. So they’re actually kind of smart about a few of these retarded things. (@salon)
THE LAST WORD: Buy Me Some Peanuts And… Yoga Mats?: “I don’t go to a baseball game to do yoga or knit or meet the cast of Days of Our Lives, I go to a baseball game to watch a baseball game.” (@jezebel)