By Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) on Cancel "What Americans Will Look Like in 2050"

...but what about immigration?
--future plaque on the Statue of Liberty

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 3:04 pm 2

By Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) on Cancel "What Americans Will Look Like in 2050"

@j-i-a Hilarious how something that appears so open-minded is actually incredibly closed-minded. Because obviously, not believing that we will all look like that in as little as 40 years is closed-minded.

Personally, I look forward to being sixtyish and suddenly having beautiful hazel or green eyes. Will we all just wake up that way on January 1, 2050 or

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 2:57 pm 5

By stuffisthings on Cancel "What Americans Will Look Like in 2050"

It's cute that anyone thinks they're not already "mixed race."

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm 4

By I'm Right on Top of that, Rose on 10 Years, Actually: Harry & Karen, David & Natalie, John & Judy

@mabellegueule Would you say you Love(d), Actually these posts?

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm 3

By queenofbithynia on "The digital porn guy wants a fantasy that doesn’t exist, but the postfeminist girl wants one as well"

This supposed bind that men are in, from the last quoted paragraph, is nothing like the virgin/whore complex, which has sort of diffused all over the place in common usage but still means one of two basic things: either, A, men want a woman to be one or the other of those things, there are two kinds of women, you have to be one of them and you can't be both, or, B, you CAN be both at once and indeed have to be, because the knowledge that you are performing an uncomfortable role for a man is his primary erotic motivator and expecting you to be two contradictory things at once ensures that you are always in the wrong, which is the primary function of paradoxical female archetypes in the public imagination.

So this bears no similarity to the male dichotomy that's posited, because the thing about the virgin/whore thing is both roles appeal to the same audience -- men -- and even both to the same man, very possibly, consecutively or concurrently.

Whereas these dual roles for men, nice human being and horrible fuck, are not two sides of the same coin in that way -- only one of them is something that women as a faceless mass expect or desire (and it isn't an unattainable fantasy role, either, for that matter.) The other one is an image sold to men only, not sold to women as something they are entitled to find. It is what men are told that they want, not what they are told women want from them. You could say this is more insidious but it definitely isn't the same issue. Two different sets of people wanting two different sets of things from you is not an insoluble dilemma; it isn't even a dilemma.

Posted on October 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm 13

By fondue with cheddar on Protect Yourself from Specious Zoo Fraud by Perusing These Majestic Photos of the Serengeti Lion

...not as surprised as the people who thought they were adopting a Tibetan mastiff as a pet.

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 12:34 pm 4

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

"'Real women’s empowerment is being able to do what you want to when you want to.'"

And if you try so very, very hard, and do everything exactly right, and make perfect choices, eventually you will have a perfect life, free of conflicts and anxieties and the nagging feeling that if you had just done it right, been a little more accommodating or a little less accommodating or nicer or meaner or in better shape or less concerned about your body or more dedicated to your job or more focused on your home life, everything would have just snapped into place and you would be content now.

And if you don't have that life, it's your fault, because you have CHOICES, can't you see that, and if you had made the right ones you would have transcended human imperfection by now.

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm 70

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

"Many of the women I spoke with were troubled by the gender-role traditionalism that crept into their marriages once they gave up work"

I mean...fucking duh? So I know we should not be engaging any of this blather, but I CAN'T SEEM TO HELP IT, SO...I mean, DUH, ALL OF THE DUHS, right? Your husband makes the money, you stay home with the brats and you're surprised there's "gender-role traditionalism" all of a sudden? On what planet do you spend most of your time?

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm 36

By Emby on A Guide to Eating Very Particular Feelings

@ladypants Your phone. Just eat your phone.

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 4:55 pm 39

By sarah girl on 10 Things My Yoga Instructor Said That Almost Made Me Quit Yoga

@Todd@twitter Did we have the same instructor? Mine told us that we need to embrace being "wicked chill."

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm 22