I believe someone over at The Good Men Project wrote about having an androgynous pen name...and again having more success when it appeared the pen name was interpreted as male vs female (how the author knew this I'm not clear about). What is most confounding to these two accounts is that, to me, we don't encourage much reading and writing in boys...by we, I mean society of course, but we tell boys to be tough and brave and cast of writing and reading and thoughtfulness as girly. So why then do we, as a collective, appear to value male authors more? It is an interesting and frustrating dichotomy.
I don't believe your male counterpart, your pseudo-peen, would think twice about doing whatever it takes to inch himself up the ladder of success.
@Crystal Kopp@facebook Your comment sounds really vindictive. I think you missed the point here.
I liked this piece a lot, and think it points out something tricky in a really simple and effective way. Thanks for sharing it, Bryn.
Wearing any athletic apparel more than once without washing (or bottoms without underwear and pantyliner) is not an option. *changes user name to sweatmutant*
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.
@enic It never occurred to me not to! For real?
Wait, you don't wear underwear with tights? But, but, that seam that runs down the middle...yikes!
Wearing yoga pants and tights without underwear sounds so uncomfortable to me.
". . . or feel that pressure because they can't stand the idea of not seeing their children for more than just the school drop-off/pick-up."
I think, often it's because if they don't see their children for more than just the school drop-off/pick-up, then neither parent will? I'm not married, and I don't have kids, but what I see with my friends is that if there's slack in the marriage (neglected kids, messy house, etc.) it will either get taken up by the wife, or it won't get done at all. That's a TON of pressure.
“Real women’s empowerment is being able to do what you want to when you want to" - white (presumably) able-bodied Yale graduate
intersectionality: ur doing it wrong