On Beverages I Have Loved

@truelove "unabashedly smart and gross and queer-er" <---This. And real. It used to just feel so real and true.

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:01 am 1

On Beverages I Have Loved

Ok. I can’t hold it in any longer. If you want to know why The Hairpin has had declining readership it is because of THIS. Are you completely out of content? So much so that you now have to resort to photographing your drinks with a phone and then just add clever remarks? It’s not like this resulted in something profound, like Richard Lawson’s “How to Plan for a Better Spring” from 2012, which had me in tears at work. Where are the stories that stuck with me and ushered me into womanhood (even though I was almost 30)? The 6 part column on Scientology was so insightful. Your advice columns from a married dude and a queer chick were great because they showed us that many of the issues people face are universal.

I don’t know. Maybe I have just outgrown this site, which makes me feel sad. I still see a glimpse of the old Hairpin that I loved, but it is so overcrowded with random, inconsistent content that I have simply stopped visiting this site regularly.

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:05 pm 2

On Wendy Davis's Texas

Mandy in Houston here...just chiming in to say DAMN STRAIGHT! We should not be made to feel bad about our gender, or appearance or where we live.

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 3:46 pm 1

On A Tribute to Top of the Lake's Robin Griffin, Made of China and Steel

I watched this early in the year when it was on Sundance and I can honestly say it affected me. Robin still resonates with me. Visually it was stunning and full of symbolism (female/male deer heads, she stabbed men (penetrated) not punched them, living in containers). What I loved most though, was seeing a woman deal with all the shit above in a realistic manner. She got tough and fought when she needed to, she broke down when she needed to, regardless of how it looked to other people. And sometimes, she just needed to have hot sex in the woods because, well, don't we all?

Also, kudos to Moss who could display any emotion with one flick of her eyes.

Posted on December 26, 2013 at 9:04 am 0

On How I Found Out I Didn't Have the Herpes I'd Been Living With for Four Years

@Bunburying THIS^^^ This is how I have always felt about it. I never knew why people would talk such trash about it when I was so certian that we all had/would have it.

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 11:22 am 0

On Women and Their Abject Visual Art

So. Torn. Fiona has the most clever verbal bitch slaps delivered the way only Jessica Lange can. Check in the feminist box. But the desires of all of these women are the desires society (men) tell us we should have. Check in the misogynist box.

So maybe it's just a wash and I will continue to watch it but only after half a bottle of wine?

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 9:15 am 0

On What to Bring to the Baby Shower of Your Sworn Enemy

I once made a uterus cake from someone's hysterectomy. It said "happy trails". I made 30 bucks.

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 12:24 pm 1

On Let's Play a Little Game Called "Bad Tab, Good Tab"

Motherfcker! I got so mad when I read that that I had to look up photos of puppies to bring myself down. Drinking causes rape? How about assholes who should be publicly shamed? Don't they play a part in it?

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 1:35 pm 1

On Study Says You Are a Lush

What about those of us with a plastic tube connected directly to the box...Do we tend to overdo it?

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm 0

On "Two Things Guys Don't Like Hearing About"

Thank God for this! I always knew it, I think, but it was nice to get confirmation that it wasnt all in my head.

Also, I never understand people getting squimish about poop. I'm not saying play kickball with it, but we all do it and if you aren't doing it enough you can get really sick. POOP FOR EVERYONE!!

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 10:56 am 8