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On The Shark Has Pretty Teeth, Dear: Why I Teach Women Self-Defense

@stuffisthings I was about to write this. Knowing I can defend myself would make me feel empowered and strong; not wearing short skirts or not drinking alcohol for fear of rape would just make me feel shitty, even if doing so were effective in preventing rape. Which, I'm pretty sure they're not.

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 3:02 pm 3

On The Curious Case of Jennifer Weiner

Thanks for posting this! I'm conflicted about Jennifer Weiner, and Jia has pretty much summed up why she makes me uncomfortable.

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 11:54 am 1

On "Penis, Penis, PENIS!": The Legend of Nancy Silberkleit

@Rock and Roll Ken Doll you may be able to access the materials filed just by going to the NY state court website. I've accessed briefs filed in the NY Supreme Court in NYC that way.

Posted on January 4, 2014 at 11:41 am 0

On 917 People Who Are Hotter Than Benedict Cumberbatch

@Oliver St. John Mollusc "Paul Wesley, who we all know is actually Muppet Angel" I never thought of this but you are so right it hurts.

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 10:10 am 0

On 917 People Who Are Hotter Than Benedict Cumberbatch

This list is not exhaustive, right?

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 4:39 pm 0

On Get This Look: Citrus Fruits

I <3 the Clementine full-length terry cloth jump suit in the "bonus citrus look" link. Perfection!

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm 0

On The People Have Spoken, and The People Want SWANTS

I'm a knitter, and I've never really "gotten" Stephen West. This turned out about how I would have expected.

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 3:11 pm 0

On Wednesday Open Thread

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose agree - I love my dog more every day. I have never felt that way about a person.

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 10:26 am 0

On Friday Open Thread

I am supposed to stay with my parents over Thanksgiving, and it will be the first significant amount of time I've spent with them since having a major fight with my dad in July. I really don't want to go but I don't think I can not go.

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm 0

On Writing, Depression and Learning How to Handle Attention: A Conversation with Allie Brosh

@shantasybaby I had less of a problem with the Elizabeth Smart question, maybe because she's had more time to process what happened and it's over, while Allie is still depressed. But in both cases, I don't see what those questions added. Especially for Allie, isn't it enough to know that she had thought out how to commit suicide while causing the least pain to her family, without pressing her to explain the detailed mechanics? What does it add to know exactly what method she was considering?

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 9:18 am 1