Esquire Is Still The Biggest Piece Of Shit Misogynist Magazine Out There

by evanmcmurry

In what is clearly a campaign by Charles Pierce to maintain the biggest gap between quality of columnist and general crapitude of publisher, Esquire continues to write with its eyes rather than its brain:

OH YES. “And women no longer need to be beautiful in order to express their talent. Lena Dunham and Adele and Lady Gaga and Amy Adams are all perfectly plain, and they are all at the top of their field.”

Actual words, typed consecutively, and somehow published. Despite the obvious questions—how the hell did poor Amy Adams get wrapped up in that claim!? And also “how soon is Adele going to BEAT YOU TO DEATH?”—I also… I… I don’t know where to start with Stephen Marche’s half-profile of Megan Fox for Esquire. I thought the mens’ mags had moved on from hiring ghouls—I mean, smart ones even!—to be ghoulish about women and their value. I thought the age of OMG WOMEN HAVE BREASTS, SOME ARE SO PRETTY, WHAT SHALL WE DO was over.

One more for the road:

Oh look wait, they also have a Paul Giamatti interview today. That’s so weird how they don’t talk about his unfettered sexual beauty or lack thereof.

I renew my offer to double Pierce’s salary to write for anyone but Esquire.