@hotdog I am certain, because it is obvious from the specific language she uses throughout the essay, that the "we all" the author is using is specifically referring to her high school cohort. Nowhere is she generalizing about thirty-somethings in general, come on.
For my own part, I like to wear tights and yoga pants more than once between washing, and underpants only once.
@enic This is a constant source of amazement for me, because I am so sure that wearing underwear with tights and yoga pants AND ANY PANTS is the way to go, and then I meet (I mean, "meet") people who feel just as sure that the opposite is true! Fascinating.
Wearing yoga pants and tights without underwear sounds so uncomfortable to me.
Wow, the "Forgive yourself when you think you are not enough, you are always enough." is potently, directly reflective of what I (Libra) have been working on/struggling with/thinking about. Thank you Galactic Rabbit, for being my new hero! Susan...who?
Galactic Rabbit, this Libra got weirdly misty at "Forgive yourself when you think you are not enough, you are always enough." Galactic Rabbit, how do you knowwwww?
Another former Jezzie exile here. I feel like it's possible I'm having the same "drifting apart" with the 'pin now post-Edith/Jane I had with Jezebel in 2010 post-Anna H. That shopping addiction article comments section was ROUGH, y'all.
@Queen of Pickles Yeah, I was a bit dismayed when I came back. I think it's a sweet essay and man, I don't see why it's useful to tear someone down who was already being self-critical.
*walks in, and slowly backs out*
@Panda+Attack The domestic sphere has always gotten the short shift, I guess your complaint is nothing new. Personally I could not give less of a fuck about hearing about someone taking a real long walk. I don't resent the existence of The Hairpin's travel coverage though, I just... don't read it. I also disagree with your characterization of her life. As a fairly financially conservative person (in my own spending, not, like, politically), seeing someone take the same materialism I feel the pull of to its extreme makes my heart pound. "Kickass strong woman!!!1" is just as limiting and false category to demand all women conform to as any.