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On Friday Open Thread

No, but speaking of the mails, I did send my great-grandmother a birthday card. She turns 94 on Sunday! What?!

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm 2

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Katharine Hepburn's Trousers

This is GREAT! Love her!

I was gonna fight with you that the kid sister in PS is hilarious, but whatevs.

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 4:25 pm 0

On Kate Bolick on Refusing to Settle (Part One)

@thundertheft truth!

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm 0

On You & RJD2, Alone in a Room, Wires Everywhere

Yes, it turns me on. Been thinking about building my own synth for years.

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 3:08 pm 0

On Kate Bolick on Refusing to Settle (Part One)

@Brandon Larson@facebook What? Status is women? What are you even talking about? You are not being clear at all.
Stop speaking for all men. Status is bullshit. Stop generalizing about men and women. Stop using biological determinism (and gender binarism, to boot) to enforce your feeble (not to mention sexist) argument. I'm emphatic, but not hysterical (another word you should perhaps learn the etymology behind).

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm 3

On Kate Bolick on Refusing to Settle (Part One)

"Too, the studies around how men behave when they have the demographic upper hand is sobering — less committal, more promiscuous, etc."

I am a dude. Now that that's out of the way, I like Kate's argument a lot, and I have never believed that anyone has to get married for any reason. I mean, if they want to, great. Have a blast. Don't expect anyone else to buttress your institution. But this quote rankles me because isn't she suggesting that ladies should feel A-OK with being less committal and perhaps more promiscuous? Less committal at the very least? If we're arguing for real agency and autonomy in relationships, why do we find less commitment and more promiscuity "sobering" in men, but appropriate in women? See: what's good for the goose ...

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 2:04 pm 1

On Kate Bolick on Refusing to Settle (Part One)

I'm a dude, and I'd like everyone to know that I DO NOT agree with Brandon Larson@facebook's assessment of male approaches to relationships. In fact I think it's callow and pathetic. I'm not trying to mass chips (women? what?) over here! I really just want one great chip.
That being said, I've also been dumped enough times by hearing "You're a great boyfriend; I just don't want to be in a committed relationship," to suspect it's time to retire the notion that the storied Fear of Commitment is not something unique to men. Either it's a real thing, and it affects men and women both, or it's a totally cowardly (or, at best, feelings-not-hurty (?)) smokescreen.

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 1:53 pm 4

On Kate Bolick on Refusing to Settle (Part One)

@TrilbyLane Fine, I guess I'll just shuttle off this mortal coil.

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 1:37 pm 2

On The Best Time I Almost Joined a Cult

Damn it. I guess it's time to finally start that cult I've been thinking about.

Posted on October 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm 0

On So Long, Farewell

Loved your contributions, Nicole. Sad to see you go. Wishing you the best in THE FUTURE!

Posted on September 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm 0