On "Women Behave in Ways They Find Sanctioned in Stories Written by Men"

"I can't stand all the ways in which women are subtly coaxed into being decorative before anything else, and there are many corners of the Internet (Pinterest, lifestyle blogs) that I avoid as a result." Yep!

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 6:09 pm 8

On You're One in Eight Million

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose Yes, this! I am a shy person who has moved around A LOT so I have learned to become good at making friends quickly despite myself. I think the key is really being forward and persistent--just keep looking until you find some people who do "click" even a little bit, and when you do don't be afraid to make a move. Once I moved to a new city where I knew NO ONE. I noticed two couples who lived in my building who were around my age and looked cool, so I made them cookies and delivered it to them with an awkward speech basically saying "I swear I'm not creepy but I need to get to know some people? And maybe you like cookies?" and it totally worked! I'm still friends with them! One couple ended up being a better friendship fit than the other, but I think it can be healthy to have friendships with people that aren't an easy fit sometimes--it reminds me that the world is strange and diverse, and that not everyone wants what I want from life!

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 1:57 pm 2

On A Brief Introduction

Hi Emma!
For what it's worth, my favourite pin stuff tends to be:
a)weird stuff (like "ask a spider")
b)complicated, honest emotional stuff (like Jia's interviews)
c)stuff that's nice to look at (like Esther and Carolita's stuff)
d)practical stuff that makes me learn things, like ask a clean person (Jolieeeeee! <3 u)
What I would love to see a little more of is straight-up feminist content, like newsier stories about where ladies are fighting the good fight, etc. I know and love the subtler feminism that underscores everything on this site, but I think it would be great if occasionally there was stuff that was a little more out-and-out "get up, stand up"!
Can't wait to see what you get up to here!

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 8:46 pm 3

On America's Next Top Worst Room


Posted on May 8, 2013 at 1:07 pm 0

On A Chat With The Hairpin's New Editor, Emma Carmichael

Oh, oh oh oh oh. Well, hello Emma! But Edith! Oh Edith. Sigh. We will miss you so.

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 1:02 pm 1

On A Chat With The Hairpin's New Editor, Emma Carmichael

@redheaded&crazy OH NO!!! That's what I was worried about... Will they get back together if we're really, really good??

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm 9

On This Is a Goodbye Post

You will be soooooo missed. But also, followed to your new home, hopefully not in a creepy way.

Posted on May 5, 2013 at 11:08 am 0

On This Is a Goodbye Post


Posted on May 5, 2013 at 11:07 am 0

On What Is Amaranth

@beams! I just bought Ilia mascara which is basically free of evil things, and it's really great! It is the first mascara I've used that doesn't make my eyes hurt! It is more on the natural looking non-clumpy side than the dramatic/clumpy side of the mascara spectrum, which I also like.


Posted on April 25, 2013 at 7:10 pm 0

On Farewell, Jane

Jaaaaaane! I had almost figured out how to be a girl! I'm sure one more (ten thousand more) tutorials would get me there.....
Sigh. I hope that whatever your new adventures are that they go well!

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 8:42 pm 0