There's another trope that I hate in this movie, which is where "see past the exterior" only applies to women. Gorgeous women are supposed to love and accept frumpy, overweight, unsuccessful men because they're good people inside, but examples of gorgeous men loving and accepting frumpy, overweight, unsuccessful women? Where are those couples?
I mightily enjoyed this, not just because I'm from LA and this essay is so spot-on about it, but also because Sarah's reaction to that Esquire essay was so perfect at capturing the mixed rage and disappointment. In fact, I might just read this essay again.
This is depressing. The amount of time and energy that women spend, are supposed to spend, are collectively imagined to spend, in the pursuit of beauty perfection makes me want to barf. I suppose I can at least be relieved that I shall soon age out of that coveted demographic of 14-to-34-year-olds, and none of these "nice girls who like stuff" will be talking to me anymore.
@sophi But they're white inside. WTF? Period panties have to be black inside, there's no other option.
Dear Lord, I love white sangria so much. I'm thrilled to have this post to inspire to make some in the extremely immediate future.
@KevinP It is not hard to put yourself out there. I express interest in men regularly, and I've been rejected plenty of times. Move on from it. All you're doing is making an offer of availability, you're not giving someone the keys to your self-worth.
If you have to be pushy to get someone's number? That person isn't interested in you. Bow out gracefully before making an ass out of yourself, or face these very gentle, potentially educational consequences.
I love this idea. I think we should have a variety of such numbers; I'd like some Betty Friedan quotes and some Simone de Beauvoir quotes, too.
Er, I don't believe that "beaver" is a metaphor for "vagina" in French the way it is in English. Unless my repertoire of French euphemisms is sorely lacking, I'm pretty sure 19th-century readers would not have sniggered at the old beaver hat.
I really enjoyed this. I had no idea about these bad-ass women running the Iditarod and the crazy things that happen (moose attack?!). Thank you!
I know I'm that person now but there's no "la" in "plus ça change"...
Sweet Jesus, this is the best tumblr ever. Please keep doing this indefinitely.
I had never seen a beautiful dick pic before now, and goodness me, there are some beautiful ones, and also some hilarious ones, and your review style is just perfect. Thank you so much.