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On A Guide to Eating Very Particular Feelings, Part II

"The most ornate thing you can buy from an ice cream truck."
Oh, beautiful truth! The best truth.

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 12:27 pm 4

On Where the Girls Were: A 1965 Taxonomy of Coeds

I LOVE the three women in the drawing of 'Holyoke/Bryn/Sarah Lawrence.' I know they're supposed to be caricatures, especially Ms. Bryn Mawr, but I find them all equally compelling...

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 4:15 pm 3

On Friday Open Thread

@Helvetica at first I thought you were referring to this series (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchild_(TV_series)), which would have been incredible, because then Dr. House and Rupert Giles would have been in the same series and I would have died and watched every episode and ill-advisedly run off with the first 40-something British man I could find.

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 6:51 pm 0

On 'The Exquisite Corpse Project' and an Interview With Splitsider's Adam Frucci

One of the guys who made this movie was my friend in college! This is and will remain my closest brush with faaaaame. I hope it's a huge success, as he's a great guy.

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm 0

On When to Tell Someone They Might Be Gross

@RNL This. And isn't society, generally, hold women to far higher standards re: appearance than it does men? women's appearances than mens'? Like straight women are "shallow" if they want a man who takes care of himself; whereas straight men are "normal" for wanting the same thing of women. The idea reminds me of this quote from this (http://rhizome.org/editorial/2013/jan/15/nice-guys/) awesome article:
"The idea that when women choose to have sex they should be meting out some sort of cosmic justice; ordering the universe by rules of honor that are essentially fair—instead of, say, procuring their own sexual satisfaction, or merely to ward off boredom... The Nice Guy complaint has become a primary and self-obscuring—primary because self-obscuring—way to argue that female sexuality carries an additional moral dimension, one that lies beyond the more straightforward matter of self-determination, and is, within this framework, clearly more significant."

(I know I'm taking this too seriously, but that's how I roll.)

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm 1

On My So-Called Post-Feminist Life

@ColdFinger Oh and this quotation is really so awful that it deserves two threads that simultaneously discuss its awfulness.

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 9:44 pm 1

On My So-Called Post-Feminist Life

@damselfish I feel that being stuck without tampons at the wrong time of the month is damned sufficient reason to inwardly freak out!! "Unwanted erections" are, um, a lot worse, to say the least. That review is Team Rape Culture.

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 9:42 pm 1

On My So-Called Post-Feminist Life

Oh my gosh this is really part of the Janet Reitman review.

"It’s true that being a woman in the boys club means rarely having the luxury of leaving your gender behind. This doesn’t mean inwardly freaking out, as Kogan does, when your box of tampons is inadvertently squashed by an AK-47-toting guerrilla as you barrel across the Hindu Kush in Afghanistan. It means ignoring, or brushing off, the random, and unwelcome, erection rubbing against your back while you’re trying to work... dealing calmly with the disrespect women often receive from men..."

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 11:19 am 2

On A Conversation With Peter Rejcek, Editor of 'The Antarctic Sun'

Did anyone else have a childhood obsession with Antarctica because of the Madeline L'Engle book TROUBLING A STAR? Vicky Austin solving mysteries in Antarctica! Her cute marine biologist boyfriend! Anyway this article is amazing.

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm 1

On Jane Marie, What's Actually in Your Makeup Bag Right Now?

@MilesofMountains Fiberwig is similar to Blinc, so you may want to try that, too. I like both equally but Fiberwig seems more cost-effective (the Blinc tube is so small!!).

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 10:18 am 0