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By katiemcgillicuddy on "I'm the Only Girl Baseball's Got": Remembering the Kissing Bandit

@Emma Carmichael

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 5:24 pm 9

By katiemcgillicuddy on "I'm the Only Girl Baseball's Got": Remembering the Kissing Bandit

Emma, are we going to start seeing more of the "Baseball" tag

not too much more, but maybe a little

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 5:04 pm 7

By wee_ramekin on A Chat With The Hairpin's New Editor, Emma Carmichael

@ThatWench So, I never really read Jane's make-up columns for the technical advice, since I'm a very minimalist make-up wearer. I also never really bought anything from the Friday Bargin Bin, online shopping also not really being my "thing".

I did, however, read all of Jane's columns faithfully. She had such a hilarious and caring way of writing about things, and the way she imparted the information was so very far from your Typical Women's Magazine. The thing is: many women DO want to talk about make-up and clothes. Usually it is the same women who want to talk about tiny houses, feminist theory, dating, racial and class inequalities, bowls of hummus, motherhood, ghosts in cell phones, and what it's like to be adopted/have a mental break-down/get a colposcopy (PS - Jane wrote an article about that on the 'Pin).

To me, that is what makes the 'Pin different from the mainstream. The editors never try to deny that we get all het up about homophobia and anti-choice legislation, and they also don't try to deny that a lot of us care about nail polish and cleaning products. They don't set up things that are traditionally feminine as bad; they also don't try to sell us on the idea that the ONLY WAY to be female is to adhere as closely as possible to the jerkcircus's idea of what a woman should be ("leggy blonde", anyone?). There was absolutely nothing dissonant to me about reading make-up articles on the Pin, just as there was nothing weird to me about Asking a Spider for advice on my love life.

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 5:29 pm 23

By mousie housie on Shared Spaces, Lie-Measurement, and the Manageable Hassle

@catsuperhero You're the best. Thanks for writing your novel. :)

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 6:44 pm 1

By collier on Beauty Q&A: Nails 101

@catsuperhero : Yeah, definitely make sure you don't have any lotion/oils on your nails before starting. The thing that makes the biggest difference for me re: not chipping or peeling is KEEPING MY HANDS OUT OF WATER. Seriously.

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 8:38 pm 1

By collier on Beauty Q&A: Nails 101

@catsuperhero : WE NEED TO HAVE A MANICURE PARTY. I EVEN MAKE MY OWN POLISH.

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm 2

By doil on My History of Being Fat

If you are insecure enough about your weight that a story entitled "My history of being fat" and the subsequent anecdotes and listing of a height/weight ratio that would in current discourse and medicine be consistently considered almost-fat, then -

The problem is not with the story
The problem is with your self-esteem.

This woman is, to use a cliche, "owning her weight" and writing about it, knowing that there would be critique. If you cannot accept another person's attempt to publicly voice what is obviously personal narrative without getting personally offended, fucking look at yourself.

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm 27

By evil melis on My History of Being Fat

i liked this story until she identified herself as "a human woman" would have preferred to continue imaging her as a series of ultraviolet bees

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm 39

By oh! valencia on My History of Being Fat

@lm It's what happened to her. She's not trying to hurt you by telling her story.

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm 64

By evil melis on A Text Dialogue With a Twist

ARE YOU A PUSHOVER OR SOMETHING "DUMB ASS"?? DON'T LET PEOPLE TALK TO YOU THAT WAY YOU STUPID IDIOT DOORMAT

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm 47