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By Morgan Schulman Wing@facebook on Can Femmes Prefer Femmes, Hating Your GF's Therapist, Am I Heterosexual, and LDRs

As a therapist, whenever a client comes in with a partner who has to tell me that they don't think my therapy is helping and/or that my client is properly progressing, and yet that client comes to me every week and never mentions any of this herself, SUPER RED FLAG.

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:11 pm 1

By Vera Knoop on On Hair, There and Everywhere, and Intra-Cultural Shame

@Green No one cares about your boner.

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:39 pm 2

By Betsy Murgatroyd on On Hair, There and Everywhere, and Intra-Cultural Shame

I had a young girl (11 or 12) who was part Indian in my chair for a brow and lip wax once and she was very facially hirsute. Her white grandmother said, "oh, she's our hairy monkey." She looked so embarrassed and preteen me wanted to cry. The co-worker that was in the room with me was also horrified.
I don't know what this has to do with your post, other than humiliating and shaming women with facial hair seems to be a thing. A thing that needs to be killed with fire.

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 5:09 pm 2

By chickpeas akimbo on On Hair, There and Everywhere, and Intra-Cultural Shame

Actually I think that's a pretty sick burn for a nine year old. I only recently figured out what "fivehead" means, and I am an adult ("adult"), so.

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm 3

By Jia Tolentino on Can You Patent a Tank Top?

@I AM DIAPHENA dude he totally is exactly like that. A LIBERTARIAN PATENT ENTHUSIAST

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 4:04 pm 3

By I AM DIAPHENA on Can You Patent a Tank Top?

Wasn't the former CEO (aside from being a weirdo and a racist) one of those free-market Ayn-Rand-reading types? Gee, what could be more free market than trying to legally stop other people from making and selling things that you also make and sell?

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 3:56 pm 2

By Josh Michtom on In Support of Debra Harrell, Jailed for Letting Her 9-Year-Old Play Unsupervised in the Park

@Erryoudite Even if it was a 27-minute walk, so what? A nine-year-old can walk for 27 minutes. I took the subway in New York by myself when I was 10, in the barbaric 1980s, when crime was WAY higher and there were no cell phones. If this kid breaks her arm at the park, she's going to have to do exactly what an adult who breaks her arm at the park would: use the cell phone or depend on the (usually ample) kindness of strangers.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 4:13 pm 2

By largemarge on In Support of Debra Harrell, Jailed for Letting Her 9-Year-Old Play Unsupervised in the Park

@Erryoudite the difference between this young lady and a free range kid is that free range kids are white.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:02 pm 3

By Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) on Ask a Fancy Person: First Parties, Working for Free, and What to Do When Your Gym Is Crawling with Children

@dotcommie I've got to agree here. Safety isn't just an excuse, but rather a legit reason. Gyms definitely aren't a safe place for kids, especially not small ones. Plus, in most cases, parents will be focused on their workouts and not entirely on their children. It's possible that nothing dangerous will happen, but it's not guaranteed. One misstep on a slippery floor, or quick gleeful run to break away from their parents resulting in a collision with someone picking up their gym bag, and the kid can get hurt. And we all know that even the tiniest scratch can be A HUGE DEAL for some kids and parents, and then the parents will complain, when really, 90% of the time it isn't that hard to put your kid in child care if the gym provides it.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 11:27 am 2

By dotcommie on Ask a Fancy Person: First Parties, Working for Free, and What to Do When Your Gym Is Crawling with Children

@cordovan sofa I've been to a lot of gyms and have never been to one where small children running around was allowed or encouraged. I don't think it's the same thing as declaring a space to be "adults only" for the benefit of the adults, as one might do with a bar. Bars don't really pose any safety hazards to kids, so deciding they're not allowed is simply a cultural thing. I DO think gyms are inherently dangerous to little ones. There are fast-spinning belts on treadmills, weights swinging around and crashing to the ground, big people jumping and kicking, etc. I can easily envision kids sticking fingers under the weight stack in a cable machine, or falling off a treadmill, or trying to touch the treadmill belt. That would be the case at any gym. Regardless of whether the OP complained about safety or not, I think it's a completely sensible reason to not allow kids small enough to "toddle around."

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:39 am 3