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By BobbedHairedBandit on Is My iPhone a Tool of the Patriarchy? Notes From an Investigation

@mystique Patriarchy. Patriarchy looooooves Bono.

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 4:33 pm 1

By Lisa Frank on “It’s magnificent what you’re doing, to help women realize their dreams for themselves.”

The Abortion Avengers? Guardians of the Gynecologist? I'd watch that movie.

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm 5

By SarahP on Friday Open Thread

@BattyRabbit and @Mae One of them just friended me on facebook! IT HAS BEGUN!

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 8:46 pm 7

By LaLoba on More Men I Might Regret Sleeping With Were It Not For the Music They Introduced Me To

Oofta that one-line e-mail is a killer.

At your mention of Spock I had the sudden and terrible realization that I dated Spock for four years, then Kirk for a year, and now I've moved on to Bones. By the end I had to keep fighting off the terrible truth that my Bones is actually a Finn :( :( :( (but... it's DIFFERENT with me . . . . .!!! :/ ...)

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm 4

By SarcasticFringehead on 10 Scariest Excerpts from "The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In"

"'Real women’s empowerment is being able to do what you want to when you want to.'"

And if you try so very, very hard, and do everything exactly right, and make perfect choices, eventually you will have a perfect life, free of conflicts and anxieties and the nagging feeling that if you had just done it right, been a little more accommodating or a little less accommodating or nicer or meaner or in better shape or less concerned about your body or more dedicated to your job or more focused on your home life, everything would have just snapped into place and you would be content now.

And if you don't have that life, it's your fault, because you have CHOICES, can't you see that, and if you had made the right ones you would have transcended human imperfection by now.

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm 70

By lora.bee on Three Poems About Unrequited Love

Oh man! Does this mean I can write my own terrible melodramatic haiku about not unrequited, but still kind of upsetting love??

a midnight birthday
text from a love who is back
my cloyed thumping heart

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 2:03 pm 2

By ndydlln on Three Poems About Unrequited Love

Also, this:

She Said, Can’t We Just Be Friends?
BY R.T. SMITH

After a week of sleeplessness
he dozed off at last
in the hammock and was
awakened by the sound of dead leaves
dancing. The next day
the collie bitch gave birth
to a sickly litter,
and he flung them one by one
against the stone wall,
always weeping. The dog
came round whining, her teats
thick with milk, and he said,
Yes, yes, that is how I feel.

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 12:38 pm 1

By swirrlygrrl on George Saunders to the Class of 2013: "Err in the Direction of Kindness"

@mystique *heart* you

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm 2

By mystique on George Saunders to the Class of 2013: "Err in the Direction of Kindness"

I was actually thinking about this earlier this week. I've met people and have friends who value intelligence and charm and social tradition, which are all important, but not very good indicators when it comes to building lasting relationships in which one can be honest and vulnerable and cared for. It's hard to see when people want those relationships but follow all these other indicators instead.

Although like George says, we have to learn that the hard way.

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 12:14 pm 1

By iceberg on Friday Open Thread

Bergy Bits, why are you crying this week?

My sister whacked me in the head with a Duplo tower

I'm stuck between the couch and the armchair (and I don't go in reverse)

You tried to help me put my shoes on. MONSTER.

You started coloring a small area of the drawing I demanded you do for me Now I have to furiously scribble it into obliteration

Random Advice (No Ask A Bergy Bit this time, sorry everyone - we had a rough week)
No eat the poop
No push the table
Hush! That! Noise!

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm 27