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On Dogs I Saw This Week, Rated

Awwwww! Doggies! Five stars and belly rubs for everyone!

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 5:42 pm 0

On The Sumangali Girls in India Who Spin the Yarn for Our Cheap-Ass Sweaters

@Jaya Fair enough. I am coming at it with the point of view of someone who's had to answer a lot of clueless questions about the serious issues India faces, and am a bit tired of it, which makes me cranky and easily offended, I must admit.

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 8:24 am 0

On The Sumangali Girls in India Who Spin the Yarn for Our Cheap-Ass Sweaters

@Jaya Of course, I am not arguing that it doesn't exist. I am from India, I see it happening all the time. I typed out a longer comment the first time and then deleted it because I do not usually post comments like this, but the "Ban dowries" parenthesis really irked me. First of all, the article does mention that it is illegal, and secondly, it feels a bit patronising. I may be overthinking things, but I feel like the general coverage of women's issues in non-western countries here lately has been a bit hurried and not well thought-out.

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 3:09 am 1

On The Sumangali Girls in India Who Spin the Yarn for Our Cheap-Ass Sweaters

Dowries are illegal in India already.

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@annpan Me! I never learnt swimming as a kid, and I just started lessons this week. I am terrible at breathing and can't swim in a straight direction and cannot stand up without flopping around like a walrus, but my instructor is super nice and if anyone else is laughing, I'm too busy to notice. It's fun, you should do it!

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm 1

On Let's All Hire 4-Year-Olds

This reminds me of The Tiny Art Director.
Did I see this here?

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 11:05 am 0

On Are You Part of the 16% of People Who Can't Look at This Without Screaming?

@Ellie We did! I don't get email notifications about comments anymore, weird.

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 11:10 am 0

On Are You Part of the 16% of People Who Can't Look at This Without Screaming?

@Ellie Yes, light touches are the worst! I have to then rub the same spot to get rid of the icky feeling. I was mostly fine with my boyfriend touching me too. Should stop commenting now, I sound like a total weirdo.

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 6:14 am 1

On Are You Part of the 16% of People Who Can't Look at This Without Screaming?

@sheistolerable I had to look that up. Like TheLetterL, I experience it sometimes, mostly with people whispering. I also get that irrational rage on being touched. Didn't know this was actually a thing, I thought it was just me being a terrible person. At least this discovery isn't as traumatic as the time I discovered trypophobia was an actual thing and looked it up on google.

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm 0

On Are You Part of the 16% of People Who Can't Look at This Without Screaming?

@j-i-a Thank you! I'd like to know why I find these images so creepy, but I can't even read about them without being creeped out.

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm 0