@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.
"The marriage was built to last but the house was built too small"
By adorable-eggplant on When I Die, Bury Me With Several Carefully Embalmed Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
@large__marge I laughed inappropriately loud.
@large__marge I still don't really like books with male protagonists! #misandry4life
@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.
@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!
@large__marge The Coffee Poos.
By j-i-a on Hello Everybody!
@large__marge YES the rent is $0 per month cash only
Once upon a time a woman who had graduated into an incredibly poor job market went to her cousin's wedding. When people asked her what she did for a living she said "freelance writing" (which was true) and they were content with that and didn't say to her "yeah, but what do you do for money" or compare her to her cousin who was the same age as her but had a slightly higher paying job but was otherwise The Worst Person Ever and everything was good and the freelance writer totally didn't take down notes about sad relatives for use in a future novel.