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On "Penis, Penis, PENIS!": The Legend of Nancy Silberkleit

@Rock and Roll Ken Doll Not sure what the quote in this article is referencing, but there is a modified (i.e., stricter) test to establish a prima facie case of "reverse" discrimination under Title VII - “when a plaintiff is a member of a ‘majority’ – for instance, a male plaintiff alleging gender discrimination – . . . he must set out ‘background circumstances’ that show that the employer discriminates against the majority, or he must show there is something ‘fishy’ going on.” Farr v. St. Francis Hosp., 570 F.3d 829 (7th Cir. 2009).

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 5:55 pm 0

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@MrsTeacherFace Rosemary (Rosemary's Baby)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Short blonde wig, dress, knife. Done.

ETA: Sorry for the ridiculous amount of exclamation points. I have been wanting to do that costume for a long time. Also your SO could wear a devil costume (or just devil horns) if you wanted it to be a super easy couple costume.

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 6:09 pm 4

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@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Seconded, I work in a pretty conservative environment and I am all about wool dresses in the fall and winter. It always looks polished but is also comfortable and easy. You just have to make peace with the idea of dry cleaning (if you aren't at peace with it already).

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 5:05 pm 0

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@cabber I highly recommend Smitten Kitchen's short ribs bourguignon if you are in a short rib kind of mood. In a similar vein, the braised oxtail recipe from Ad Hoc at Home is great.

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm 0

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@professionalmess Always tip on the full price. Where I live, tipping 20% is customary (excluding any products they foist on you), but that could vary based on location. (Asking is a good idea.) And don't forget like 5 bucks for the assistant who shampoos you, if that's a thing at your salon.

Oh AND, some salons only take cash tips, which is annoying but can't be helped. So bring cash!

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 5:23 pm 1

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@harebell This is probably going to sound really dumb and obvious, but can you swing hiring someone to clean for you sometimes, to break it up? Not having to clean the turlet incessantly is SO WORTH skipping one or two dinners out a month.

Alternatively, I also second the suggestions re cool jamz and wine.

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 5:20 pm 4

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@just reading in a boat no big deal Embrace the purge! Nothing wrong with trying to sell things, but I personally am a big fan of giving everything to Goodwill (or similar). It is super easy (you can also have them come to you to pick up things), and you can feel good about giving stuff to charity. And towards the end of the move, I typically just give up all guilt and straight up throw shit away. It's quite freeing.

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 4:10 pm 0

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@[sic] Hahaha. I was going to say they would be hot in another color, but as-is they look like a huge period stain.

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm 2

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@supernintendochalmers Super Black! (http://superblacklacquers.com/.) I'm partial because it is owned by amazing internet comic artist Natalie Dee -- but also, the quality is legit great.

(Oh, and the Julep subscription service is fun and totally addictive.)

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 4:19 pm 1

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@funfetti Cliche maybe but I like Astrud Gilberto for poolside lounging.

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm 2