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On The Lost Art of Dress: A Conversation with Historian Linda Przybyszewski

My middle school somehow still had home ec, and it was actually one of my favorite classes. For starters, it was clearly a lot more useful than Algebra. (The only part of Algebra I remember caring about was compound interest, which, actually, is the only part of Algebra with any meaning to my adult life.) Sewing buttons & hems, planning and cooking a meal--I still do those things! (Though my college meal plan made my cooking skills really atrophy.)

My family still has a number of the dresses my grandmother made. They've held up well. The styles are classic enough (and I inherited her body type) that I've worn them on special occasions.

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 4:20 am 1

On The Lost Art of Dress: A Conversation with Historian Linda Przybyszewski

@mynamebackwards If you want a very small flour-sack dress, American Girl sells them for Kit, their 1930s doll. (Of course, looking at Kit and all her clothes and accessories, you'll get the uncomfortable feeling that Kit would not be able to afford herself.)

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 4:02 am 0

On "As if sex work is only work if it’s 'good' work, if we love to do it"

@Jaya So then do all the arguments about enthusiastic consent and that people should only have sex with people who want to have it with them not apply to sex workers, then? How is that not turning them into second-class people?

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 2:17 pm 0

On "As if sex work is only work if it’s 'good' work, if we love to do it"

@klemay Yeah, I wholeheartedly agree with that quote. If sex work is so great, why is it that so many people are forced/coerced into it?

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 12:47 am 0

On I'll Have a Hoagie and a Soderpop

@A. Louise Whereabouts in Ohio? My mom is from Cleveland and has always called them tree lawns. She guessed Devil's Strip might be Youngstown.

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On Get These White Boys Out My Children's Books

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm 0

On The Rob Ford Pie

As an Illinois resident (prison seems to be our governors' retirement plan), I would just like to thank Toronto for making me feel just a tiny notch better about our politicians.

And then I'm like, "wait, is smoking crack really any dumber than trying to sell the president-elect's senate seat over the phone?" Because I'm really not sure on the answer to that. I'm leaning towards "crack is less whack."

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 12:57 pm 7

On The "We Fought About" Couple Talks Trolling, Going Viral, and What It's Like When Internet Strangers Tell You to Break Up

@fabel @Blushingflwr Yeah, I have the same questions you do. It seems like just an exhausting amount of fighting.

Also, ITA with this comment at the Cut: This is really weird... and I'm from Portland.

(I mean, I'm not actually from Portland, but I've been on the internet since 1996.)

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 12:18 am 0

On I Am So Sorry You Probably Didn't Have An Orgasm That Time We Hooked Up

@sardines No, I don't seriously think any of those things which I did not say.

I cannot follow your logic, so I'm out.

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 11:53 pm 0

On I Am So Sorry You Probably Didn't Have An Orgasm That Time We Hooked Up

I just would like to let the Hairpin know that I 100% agree with the previous comment--you made it worth read post, and it is wonderfully likable. Please forever post Jim Behrle. Well, I guess not forever, that's a mighty long time and maybe Mr. Behrle wants to do something else.

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