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Thanks for the info. I didn't know Jane is the beauty editor (I'll admit to skipping the "how to be a girl" tutorials for obvious reasons) and with that context the comments make more sense.
Does anyone find it odd how many comments are about the authors appearance and/or how good the author looks?
Don't get me wrong, I agree that Jane looks great, but I immediately thought "why is everyone commenting about Jane's looks?" I even read the article again to confirm it was Jane documenting/discussing the scene at the convention and not about Jane's trip to the convention for the purpose of finding beauty aids, just to be sure I didn't miss something.
Does the subject matter (beautification, etc.) invite these kinds of comments? Maybe its because I'm a guy, and a geek who also frequents a comic book and video game blogs, but I immediately thought: If these same comments were made on a comic blog to a post about Jane's time at Comic-Con, or an ESPN blog under Jane's post about her opening day at Yankee Stadium, a number of people might call them out as inappropriate, exclusionary, and possibly dismissive of Jane's work as a writer, particularly if the comments were from men. I admit that comments from guys on those blogs would not likely be as respectful and positive as the missives on this article, but that doesn't diminish the point.
As a reader, I'd be interested to hear hairpin contributor's thoughts on this topic. Or maybe I'm just reading too much into a few supportive remarks, if so, mea culpa.