Miss Madame tackles that f-ing beast. Dear Groom’ed Readers, Of late, I have received a positive MOUNTAIN of mail concerning a variety of nasty topics that, one and all, fall under the same category. Without further ado, allow me to introduce (ta-da!) a new recurring segment : It’s Feminism’s Fault! your Lady Bible of strategies […]Read more "Dear Miss Madame—IT’S FEMINISM’S FAULT"
NICE GIRLS? THEY ORDER CHARDONNAY! And Miss Madame is most definitely a nice girl. Dear Miss Madame, I live in Brest, a town on the western coast of France. My French roommates and I are in our twenties and we go out pretty often, usually to a little cafe/bar down the street that’s […]Read more "Dear Miss Madame : The Lady Drinks!"
TOILET SCARCITY GOT YOU FLUMMOXED? Miss Madame to the rescue–toute de suite. Dear Miss Madame, I’m going to Paris for the second time, after a two-week stay in Bordeaux but before my trip to Ibiza, and what I have noticed about France is the pink toilet paper (fun!) and the lack of facilities […]Read more "Dear Miss Madame : How to Wee In Gay Paris"
HOUSEWORK COERCION? Miss Madame approves! Dear Miss Madame, So, I have this problem that, ah, doesn’t really look like a problem. The deal is this: my boyfriend compliments me too much. How can this ever be a problem, you ask? Am I crazy? Maybe. But here’s the kicker. My man only […]Read more "Dear Miss Madame : Splitting Chores With Your Man? It’s a Dirty Job!"
LOST YOUR VIM FOR SELF-GROOMING? Miss Madame (and your mom-in-law!) helps you get your groove back! Dear Miss Madame, I have a touchy problem. My French mother-in-law simply refuses to stop asking me, “Tu vas te faire jolie?” This translates to, “Are you going to make yourself pretty?” It started the day […]Read more "Dear Miss Madame : Pretty? Yes You CAN!"
THERE’S A HEN COME TO ROOST! Miss Madame to the rescue–toute de suite. Dear Miss Madame, After years of working my way through the ranks, I’ve been appointed coach of a men’s Ligue 2 French football team. In France, I am the first woman, ever, to coach in the men’s professional league. There’s […]Read more "Dear Miss Madame : Exile in Roosterville"
BLINDSIDED BY FOREIGN FEMINAZI BALONEY? Fear not, sugar pop–you’re in good company. Dear Miss Madame, Just yesterday, I read a report published in the Washington Post that ranks European countries based on gender equality—and France was last! Not just second-to-last, but L-A-S-T. (Okay, Italy actually came in last, but with politicians like our […]Read more "Dear Miss Madame : Statistics? Not Scary!"
Please welcome to PDXX our new advice columnist, Miss Madame, an expatriate living in France who in real life goes by the name of Georgia Erwin. FEATHERS IN A RUFFLE OVER FOREIGN HUSBAND’S NAME? Expat expert Miss Madame counters with logic, and we all know who wins. Dear Miss Madame, I am a thirty-year-old American […]Read more "Dear Miss Madame : To Have and Have Not"