According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the average clothing size for adult women in the United States is a 14, making our upcoming "Skinny Minny" night for svelte women size 0-8 anything but average. " There are sites for bookworms, for people who read certain blogs, for physically handicapped people, for Jews, for conservative Christians and people who like their toast only lightly crisped. There is speed-dating for men who want to meet women of below-average weight. So for all you NYC women who were worried about selecting the "curvy" option on OKCupid's describe-your-body section and who have fretted over whether or not guys in this city prefer their women catwalk thin -- there's hope!Guys, no need to worry about meeting a biggie-size chick "down-sizing" to an 8 like when you're dating online. The hope is that they'll go to this speed-dating event and get off your dating site. It's very uncool to judge anyone for preferring anything, actually.Objectifying, As White's answer reflects, sizes are in no way consistent across clothing brands.Also, if the men at said event can presumably see these Sharpie'd size tags, can't they also just see what size a woman is by, like, looking at her? Anyway, White's experience starts off awkward in that general small-talk-sucks and speed-dating-is-weird kind of way and gets good when she starts asking men what value they are bringing to the table.White writes about going to “Skinny Mini Speed Dating.” That is not some cutesy or sarcastic name White made up for the event, but literally what it is called. This particular NYC-based speed dating night caters to men who want “women under size 8 only.” In theory, that sounds okay; people have body-size preferences, and so be it. ” I tell her, nervously, that I am a four or sometimes a six and sometimes a two, although that’s in, like, really stretchy things.If you are a man who prefers slender women or a slender woman who really wants to be appreciated for that, this is perhaps a good way to find one another. But damn if the event organizers don't make the whole business as objectifying as possible: “Oh my god,” the woman running the event says to me — who, maybe it should be noted, is not a size small or whatever – “I almost forgot! She stops each of the women at the bar and does this, putting a number on their chests with red sharpie.
Their greatest fear is that not only is she their ninth Jane Doe of the year, but that she may be the ninth victim of a vicious transient serial killer they have come to call Doc Holiday.But as Kovac and Liska begin to uncover the truth, they will find that the monsters in their ninth girl's life may have lived closer to home.And even as another young woman disappears, they have to ask the question: which is the greater evil--the devil you know or the devil you don't?Instead, they’re capitalize on superficial, minute details that shallow people think defines attractiveness — being thin, being over 6'2" — and they’re entirely missing the actual factors — how you communicate, what you stand for, the joy you bring each other — that make people fall in love. Women are more than dress sizes and men are more than their heights.Over at Thought Catalog (which, ugh, I know, but bear with me), Rachel R.So I'll close with a single word, open to interpretation: Wow. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. " On a frigid New Year's Eve in Minneapolis a young woman's brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic.(Goodreads) An extraordinarily moving and magical tale with mythological shades. One day, his dreams foretell that his daughter Grace will drown while he attempts to save her from a flood.David flees to a Caribbean island thousands of miles away, but will his family ever forgive him?Crisscrossing America's heartland, Doc Holiday chooses his victims at random, snatching them in one city and leaving them in another, always on a holiday.If Zombie Doe is one of his, he has brought his gruesome game to a new and more terrifying level.