@wee_ramekin " They don't set up things that are traditionally feminine as bad; they also don't try to sell us on the idea that the ONLY WAY to be female is to adhere as closely as possible to the jerkcircus's idea of what a woman should be" YES YES YES YES. This exactly.
@ThatWench I mean, I think what both Clean Person and How to be a Girl proved is that there's a place for mainstream stuff with a twist. My house is a mess and I don't care about cleaning in the least, so I wasn't really into Clean Person, but the random questions were what was entertaining, and is why I read. People love Jane and Nicole talking about makeup and mothering and weddings because they had a special voice, and would bring in a non mainstream perspective to posts about things we thought we knew about...or that we thought we didn't care about.
@ThatWench The thing that I liked so much about Jane's posts was that they didn't feel like mainstream women's magazine posts at all! Sure, she posted about makeup, but in the way that real people, not magazine editors wear makeup, including women of color. When she talked about hair, she reached out to women of color to talk about their hair too (women's magazines do not do that). When she talked about weddings, it was "what is this crazy shit that people want me to put in my wedding??" not "OMG look at these peacock feathers that people want me to put on my shoes." In the same way that Nicole talked about being a mother in an awesome and interesting way, I hope that someone continues to talk about that kind of woman stuff in a way that we don't get elsewhere.
@S. Elizabeth What she said. All of that.
@wee_ramekin That's such a nice way of putting it. But there was no vitriol at all there! Sadness for Jolie leaving, and a few boos to Jezebel maybe, but not even vitriol towards Gawker in general.
@wee_ramekin What you said. It absolutely is our business. We're the people who come back every day and make the site money. If the site is going in a different direction, it makes a lot of sense that we would want to know about it.
@Jolie Kerr What vitriol? I didn't see any of that.
Emma, welcome! I've always loved your Deadspin stuff especially, so I'm excited for you to be here (and I would be super excited if we got more sports stuff around here). Glad to see you move here!
Bye Edith! :(
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Reading this at lunchtime was a bad idea :( Now I just want Taco Bell.
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@does it need saying Gluten is in a bunch of seasonings, and I bet Cool Ranch just doesn't have any in their seasoning.