Look, we enjoy watching The Millionaire Matchmaker, too. It’s a fascinating study in human behavior, like many dating shows, and Ms. Matchmaker Patti Stanger makes for good TV. She might even give advice that is often effective. But that doesn’t mean it’s good advice. Case in point, in her new People blog about celeb relationships, she blames Amy Poehler’s success for the actress’ recent breakup with husband Will Arnett, as Jezebel brought to our attention. First of all, we’re still mourning this breakup. Second of all, no one knows why other people break up. Not even their own mothers, sisters, brothers, best friends. Sometimes, not even the people themselves know. Third of all, Arnett and Poehler’s success differential isn’t even enough to warrant making them the poster children for the irritatingly persistent “Hollywood marriage breaks up because the lady makes more money.” This is like all those damn “Oscar curse” stories, or the Reese-Ryan faux analysis, or the Sandra Bullock-Jesse James speculation. Gross, all around.
A female veteran’s perspective on being part of the “killing machine,” from BlogHer.
This one’s from the file labeled, “Duh, But We’re Glad a Study Proved This So Maybe We Can Do Something About It Now”: Women speak 75 percent less in situations where they’re outnumbered by men, says new research.
Vasectomies rule, as The Frisky points out. Hooray for male-centric contraception.
Aww: Town Rallies for Bullied Teenage Girl to Be Homecoming Queen, YourTango reports.