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‘Monstrosity! Ludicrous! Insane!’ Huge ‘Youabian Puma’ car raises eyebrows at LA auto show

One car among the hundreds on display at the LA Auto Show this week has generated a flurry of headlines — not all of them complimentary. Despite its whopping $1.1 million price tag, the bright blue Youabian Puma has been called everything from “monstrosity” to “ludicrous” and “insane.” The huge…

British paper charges abuse of Bangladeshi workers making Puma, Nike, Adidas

Bangladeshi workers producing sportswear for Puma, Nike and Adidas are being physically abused, a British newspaper claimed on Sunday. Bangladeshis working in factories making clothing for the brands, all three of which sponsor the Olympic Games that begin in London on July 27, reported being beaten, verbally abused and sexually…

Put the PUMA story to bed already

This stupid PUMA narrative will not die, even though it’s a classic example of a smoke-and-mirrors media-created narrative. (Cue self-proclaimed PUMAs in the comments.) Look, PUMAs—I suspect many of you have ties to the McCain campaign, and there’s a handful of you who are true believers, but let’s be serious.…

PUMAs, swiftboated and not

So, that PUMA thing blew up. Naturally, people are casting around looking for any reason to suggest that the stereotype—hysterical women too dumb to know what’s good for them voting for McCain out of spite because Clinton lost, thereby inadvertently proving that women are probably too stupid to vote, much…

PUMAs are Swiftboats

I’ve been suspicious from the beginning about the existence of “PUMAs”: Female Clinton supporters who are so bitter about her loss that they will throw equal pay, reproductive rights, the environment, and a chance at peace under the bus to get their revenge by voting for McCain. I’m skeptical even…

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