Ugh I try not to be one of those precious, impressionable people who reacts to every sensational piece about how modern life is killing us all, but, BUT! THIS ARTICLE! Now I'm thinking about my own capacity (nay, desire) to eat infinite Cheetos and experiencing an existential crisis. Are all my snacking tastes and preferences shaped by the invisible sculptors that are these processed food marketers???
@harebell I don't think that's what she's doing (at the very least, not well). The distinction between representation and reality is nothing new; this rambling piece of discourse just sounds like the self-satisfied nonsense of a stylistically accomplished writer who has learned that with enough lofty words, she can insinuate that she is making a deep point.
I wasn't too impressed with Mantel's commentary either. It smacks of a writer who's getting carried away by her own premise; the relish with which she smears Kate and butters up Diana is more a telling expression of her own eager interpretation of the royal image than any kind of objective analysis thereof.
First two questions (and all other questions in the universe of this general form): I have always considered myself to be X; is it okay to be Y? Yes! It is okay to be Y. This is still true for questions outside the scope of queerness.
@Emmanuelle Cunt Unscientific but true answer: your feet expand throughout the day! Morning feet are smaller than evening feet. And this effect is even more pronounced if you do something active like walking/dancing because circulation or something. ALSO your toes get it harder in anything with a high heel because gravity; your foot is constantly pushing your toes against the toe part of your shoe. Hope your feet feel better!
"Love" wins out over "making a lifelong commitment"??? That's kind of stunning. 28% is also a startlingly high percentage of people who believe "that each person in the universe has only one true love". What else do I not understand about fellow Americans' opinions and attitudes?
@Big Rig and Jesse I mean yeah, I am kind of shocked. By way of explanation, I am a hermit/loner/introvert type and I live in the 'burbs, so I really don't have much human contact. That's not to say I don't ever go out with people, but it's not frequent and I certainly have been fortunate enough not to encounter what you're describing. I mean, I am not what one would call fat but I haven't been catcalled for being a woman, either.
@WaityKatie UGH BUT STILL. WHY ARE PEOPLE AWFUL?
@WaityKatie Screamed at! By dudes! "For being fat and gross"! D:
@kinbarichan Uh, I don't know! I'm sure you're right? Why is this addressed to me? (Is it because I said I'm skinny?)
@hexamaam I am 100% with you about the wrap dress!!! I don't care how "flattering" people claim they are!