@ru_ri Loved the self-defence piece. There was a definite really strong tone to it that we rarely see on the Hairpin, but I thought it was so great. Susan knew what she wanted to say and just went for it.
I'm so thrilled you mentioned the recombobulation area at Mitchell International Airpot in Milwaukee! It's my home base. On a recent long wait for a flight, I perused the Mitchell Aviation Museum, which is really just a small room in C concourse. It showcases memorabilia of significant Wisconsin pilots, including Major Dick Bong, after whom the snigger-inducing Bong Recreation Center off of I-94 is named.
I also love the airport and I totally get the "forced" relaxation thing. I love it! I love that someone else feels like this!
By bureaucrab on Friday Open Thread
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Since you sound like you could be me, I say this with great empathy: don't worry about what the guy does or does not do. Figure out only whether you have any interest in him. If you would be willing to give him your number if he asked, but don't have any strong interest yourself, think no more of it. If you find you're interested enough to want to be more proactive, ask for HIS number. But absolutely do not sit around and think yourself into confusion over someone who couldn't even come out and ask for your number when he first decided he might want to!
@punzy If you're dating a Russian mob boss, you have to dress the part.
By peasofmind on "Smile, Girl"
Sorry, I don't think pointing out street harassment as part of patriarchal system counts as "politically correct swill." I also don't buy into the idea that having privilege makes one somehow immune to sexism. And I'm not sure what's *boring* about anti-sexist activism.
By neverstoptrying on "Smile, Girl"
Please no Paglia. How can you take someone seriously who has said that she'd like to molest teenaged boys?
GUYS MY AUCTION MADE ALMOST $10,000 MORE THAN MY BOSS' GOAL!!! It made $2,000 more than my goal (my boss may or may not have NO faith in my ability to do my job). It ended up making about 30% more than they did in 2012 - I started two weeks after it ended last year, so I was especially excited since it was my first year running it!
My coworkers took me out to lunch to celebrate and people kept congratulating me all day - it was the first time in a year I really felt like a useful part of my team! My boss, however, has still not acknowledged to me that the auction happened and keeps trying to give credit to my coworker (he is very kindly and stubbornly continuing to remind her that I did all the work).
I am very proud and very frustrated and trying to focus on the proud part and forget about the frustrated part.
Writing this out is making me feel all warm and excited again!!
By daisicles on The Acceptance Pie
If you really want to wrap up your search for taupe ankle boots on Zappos, just tag size 12 onto the end. You're welcome!
And no, I'm not at all bitter that I have to look really hard for cute shoes for my giant feet.
@klemay HA. You're funny. I'm not defending society, but I'm pointing out that we didn't exactly come up with this concept.