By City_Dater on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

Academia's loss is our gain!

Seriously, AHP is a terrific writer and it's encouraging to learn that Buzzfeed is moving beyond listicles and click-bait by hiring her and giving her NO LIMITS.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm 7

By j-i-a on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

@claire2222 the website she formerly wrote for.... is this one

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm 15

By pengu1n on A Sasha Cohen Tribute Post

@adorable-eggplant I think the Mirai thing has been twisted in an unfortunate way. If you follow figure skating you'll know that her being passed over for the Olympic team has nothing to do with image, race, appearance, or perception. Mirai has had a crappy last three seasons and had one good night; Ashley has been the rock for the US Figure Skating Association and made a few mistakes. I loooove Mirai as a skater but it makes me cringe to see people who don't understand figure skating or follow the sport talk about it with really skewed arguments.

Surya was a badass. But she was a terrible skater in terms of actual skating. She had the jumps, yes, but everything else was jerky, forced, ungainly, and done with terrible technique. Her lower scores honestly had little to do with her not fitting an ideal of femininity -- it had everything to do with her brute-forcing her way past correct technique. The scores reflect much more than whether you can land a jump.

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 10:50 pm 1

By Brunhilde on Spite Houses, Ranked by Spite-ness

"The marriage was built to last but the house was built too small"

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm 4

By adorable-eggplant on When I Die, Bury Me With Several Carefully Embalmed Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

@large__marge I laughed inappropriately loud.

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 11:03 am 1

By klemay on Get These White Boys Out My Children's Books

@large__marge I still don't really like books with male protagonists! #misandry4life

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 1:02 pm 1

By iceberg on 10 Scariest Excerpts from "The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In"

@large__marge we can afford childcare because we take our kids to a childcare that is not the ideal perfect one. We have to tell them not to give the BBs Kool-Aid (their grasp of nutrition is... shaky). But they are nice people and the BBs are safe, and get attention. Also because I would be a tuuuuurrible stay at home mom, it's just not in my nature. If we were just a LITTLE poorer I'd have no choice. I have a LOT more sympathy for the women you're talking about than the ones in the article.

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 2:05 pm 15

By commanderbanana on 10 Scariest Excerpts from "The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In"

@large__marge Seriously - also, can the NYT please stop finding six rich white women who did something and then being like IT'S A REVOLUTION!! BLARGGGH!

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 1:33 pm 18

By lora.bee on Goosebumps for Grown-Ups

@large__marge The Coffee Poos.

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm 4

By j-i-a on Hello Everybody!

@large__marge YES the rent is $0 per month cash only

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 4:18 pm 4