@Danzig! Yeah, the first thing I though of, when looking at the title and the cover art, was that this book was about a trans woman in NYC. I think a lot of people will make that assumption.
@juksie Why do you hate it? Although this is a bit of an exaggeration, women's magazine editors will actually send feedback like this. It's funny because it's true.
@large__marge Ha. Me too! But I'm a guy. I just told myself Road Runner was a girl. That was a ponytail on her head, right?
@Blushingflwr You are so right...it is not OK in our society for boys to like things that are coded "female." As a little boy, I was drawn to the things that were supposed to be for girls: dolls, dance, art. I would only watch or read things with female protagonists, or at the very least, a prominent female supporting character. But I felt like I had to hide all of that, and everything I liked became a secret. But then I saw girls being encouraged to try things coded "male"... and it always confused and upset me.
"combination of woo-woo New Age-iness with a sharply competitive spirit. It’s the same approach many American women (and men) bring to buying organic, to drinking fresh-pressed juice, and yes, to yoga."
THIS. I've been talking about this with my friends for a long time. The blissed-out, self-righteous veneer only makes the aggressive, competitive, type-A qualities even more apparent, somehow.
@smartastic Fucking amazing. Fucking brilliant. I'm a guy and I wanted to stand up and applaud.
On "The Logic of Stupid Poor People," Or, the Only Thing Worth Reading About the Barneys "Shopping While Black" Arrests
Bottom line: It's none of our business what strangers spend their money on. Just like it's none of our business how much strangers weigh or how much they exercise or how they do their hair. I just don't get all this criticism directed at people we've never met.
Easy. The Prada instillation was created by two artists and has nothing to do with Prada, the brand. The playboy instillation was created by an artist, but was commissioned by the Playboy company.
@fabel Just commented on this upthread. I had a boyfriend who did this and we are no longer. My new boyfriend just admitted that when we sleep separately he snoozes, but refrains because he knows it would kill me. HE is a keeper! Fuck those dudes who snooze.