On Let's Talk About Birth Control

@Nicole Greenhouse@twitter First, giant hugs. Believe me when I understand your struggle and I hope you are doing well now. Coumadin never worked for me. I could never stay in that INR range plus I had to strip away all of those green veggies and I felt like complete shit the entire time I was on it-- so my hematologist switched me to Xarelto. I think it took me a year to fully recover and even now I'm a little bit mentally scarred from the ordeal. Whenever the birth control debate comes off, I always have to take the side of "think about what you're putting into your body" even though I wish every day I could be a normal girl for whom it works.

Posted on March 17, 2015 at 2:44 pm 0

On Let's Talk About Birth Control

I've talked about this on the Hairpin before, but I'm off the pill because I developed life threatening blood clots. So, yeah, I'd say I have complicated feelings on this topic.

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 11:20 am 0

On Famous People It Took Me Way Too Long To Realize Are Not the Same Person

Also: Neil Young and Neil Diamond. Friend was going to a Neil Young concert and I was all like "I hate Sweet Caroline" and there was NO convincing me that there are two different Neils.

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 9:50 am 0

On Famous People It Took Me Way Too Long To Realize Are Not the Same Person

Amy Adams and Isla Fisher.

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 3:38 pm 1

On What Makes Us Feel Better When We're Sad?

I've been listening to The Suburbs nonstop, inexplicably, (and for the first time in like two years) for the past two weeks and now I know why.

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 1:11 pm 1

On Women Real Tired of Your Shit in Art

@Jazmine Hughes Thank you for your reply Jazmine. I really regret that the tone of my comments were taken to mean that I am reading The Hairpin, yearning for the past, or if I sounded disrespectful or whine-y toward current content, which has been great! I embrace change, always, but this post did not feel right (and I sincerely meant no offense or accusation toward Lily). As a longtime reader, I initially felt a little put off on this post in particular in that when I first saw it (combined with my over-time observations about the community here) I was afraid. I'm really thankful that you addressed this, and I want to say for what it's worth I am still reading and loving this website.

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 4:35 pm 1

On Women Real Tired of Your Shit in Art

@moe-zee Okay, as first poster, apologies to you and editorial and the author. Definitely didn't mean for it to seem mean spirited against current editorial and their very good efforts (although, tbh, at first glance, this post did seem kind of "reaaaaally, c'mon" in the wake of everything that has been going on these past years, the writer/editor exodus and emergence of the "competitor/friend" sites). I love the Hairpin and I want to keep loving it, but even by your admission you have migrated and had to recreate your account to comment. So, I'd just hate to see the Hairpin try to address all this by trying to reclaim something from the past that another site has been running with instead of truly committing to the new direction. I mean, I guess it's just something I've been noticing for a while and this post finally prompted me to comment. Please don't take this for just a petty complaint. I'm still reading.

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:01 am 4

On Women Real Tired of Your Shit in Art

@Hobbes Except the writers and the readers of The Hairpin have left, en masse. The Hairpin used to be a place to come for really great pieces, as much as really great conversations in the comments section under the pieces. That community is largely gone --- to other places. I think that's why I felt compelled to call this one out, because I miss the old Hairpin.

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 1:59 pm 2

On Women Real Tired of Your Shit in Art

@Jane Hu@facebook My original statement I think falls in line with the defense. The Hairpin used to be a place to come for the kinds of things the Toast now does better. The "Stuff in Art" series has been inconsistent here as much as it has been a staple on The Toast, as has been the overall feel of The Hairpin, which is why I (and others, perhaps) picked up on the weird vibes going on here. I'm not accusing the author of plagiarism.

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 1:47 pm 1

On Women Real Tired of Your Shit in Art

@Lili L. Unlike other respondents I don't think I was actually making an accusation... The Hairpin of 2011 is something that I do miss.

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 11:42 am 1