On Leighton Meester on playing Curley's "bitch, tramp, tart" wife: "If she is truly harmless, why is she so threatening?"

@talie I would have a very difficult time containing my rage if I saw this with an audience that laughed at the moments you mentioned. How awful! I really love that Leighton wrote about the experience. I know it's terribly difficult for artists to have an audience interpret or experience their work in a way so antithetical to their intent (Kara Walker's latest exhibit comes to mind), so it's great that she had a platform to discuss that.

It does seem that the younger age of the audience has something to do with it, but does that mean there is a lack of feminism or understanding of women's issues among that generation? UGH. Just sucky all around.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 11:48 am 1

On 42

@FlufferNutter GUYS, IT'S OUR FEMINISM THAT MAKES US SO ATTRACTIVE. Thank god they are finally catching on!

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 1:22 pm 0

On 42

Sarah's words come together with Jia's artwork to form the absolute best retort I've seen in decades. It's a thing of beauty. 5 stars - would read again.

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm 1

On How to Have a Miscarriage

Echoing the thoughts above. Beautiful and powerful work, Amanda. Thank you for sharing. It helps me better understand the experiences of women in my life who have been through this.

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 5:03 pm 0

On How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Second Wedding

Rachel, I loved this! Love, relationships, and marriage aren't "one-size-fits-all" enterprises. Good on you for following your own path. As I get older I find the feeling of making "selfish" decisions has become addictive, because it's empowering. When all others raise their eyebrows at me, that's when I know I've done something worth doing. (Also: BUFFY!!!!)

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 2:44 pm 2

On The Best (and Worst and Last) Time I Went To a Sorority Party

Holy shit I needed this today! Funniest thing I've read in awhile. I maybe related a little too much.

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 2:43 pm 0

On False Dichotomy vs Who Cares

Giiiiiiirl. THANK YOU. As an older person pursuing their BA in Creative Writing in NYC and constantly fretting over what my future holds - why does it have to be one or the other? Why must we categorize and rank and pick over everything until it means nothing anymore? The worst part about this stuff is that it's insidious. It gets in my head and makes me doubt my choices and chances. But leave it to Jia's "built-in, shock-proof bullshit detector" to set me straight. (Sorry that was Hemingway - ewwww.)

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 1:17 pm 1

On The White Girl's Burden

Phhhhewwwwwwwwwwgggglllleeee. That xoJane article made me want to stab myself in the face. And also SO happy that I no longer read that site. WTF is wrong with people??

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 3:30 pm 0

On Engagement Chicken, Three Ways

@Mandolin Right? I thought it was the same piece at first. Kind of odd...

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 3:56 pm 0

On Ask a Glutton: I Need to Trick Everyone Into Thinking I'm an Adult This Thanksgiving

We're going out to a restaurant for Thanksgiving this year, but I'm sort of sad not to be making my favorite cranberry sauce recipe. It's from an ancient issue of Sunset Magazine, and has Earl Grey tea in it! Maybe I'll make it next weekend... it's so, so good.


Posted on November 27, 2013 at 12:09 pm 1