By MandyAnne on A Requiem for Molly, The "Archived" American Girl Doll

I had a Samantha, but I read and re-read those Molly books so many times. (My sister was blond, so she got Kirsten). Like Anne, all my accessories were also home-made (or bought from craft sales). My dad made my doll bed and my mom taught me how to sew to make her clothes. It makes me so sad to see the historical dolls get tossed aside. The whole point of them for me was to read the stories and learn the history!

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm 1

By j-i-a on How to Politely React to Your Friend's Terrible Engagement

"If you're gonna do save the date magnets, you should use *durable magnets*"

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm 11

By AnnaO on Saying Sorry Is a Pretty-Girl Trick

@RNL The author doesn't seem embarrassed in the least. I find her tone quite smug, and the implication is the people her actions bother are rather petty. In part, this is because the underlying argument of the piece is "I get away with all this shit because I'm a pretty white girl." Then she addresses the reader, assuming that the reader will understand and identify because she, too, has friends who do a lot of coke and shoplift Essie's. I think this is disingenuous, though, a pretty blatant example of casually mentioning what "everyone" does to say instead what fabulously naughty things she does. I wish there were a term for name-dropping practices and habits instead of people.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 5:28 pm 12

By AnnaO on Saying Sorry Is a Pretty-Girl Trick

Is this piece a humble brag or is it me? Beyond that, I can't really follow it.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm 13

By iceberg on

obviously: http://the-toast.net/2013/07/31/texts-from-moby-dick/

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 11:14 am 2

By LilRedCorvette on Celebrity Dream Journals

Aaron Sorkin's is actually making me weep with suppressed laughter.

("Hush, girl." I'm dying.)

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 11:59 am 4

By yeah-elle on I Just Wanted to Fly Solo: A Night at the Sugar Ray Festival

@Lurkasaurus Oh hell no, no apologizing here. That jealousy is the insidious voice of patriarchy and misogyny that worms its way into so many women's internal monologues, no matter what they look like on the outside. We're not going to let that divide us. Your feelings are totally fucking valid. This sucks for everyone, for every woman who has ever felt like she needs to be some kind of weird boner beacon to be worth anything, even if it was just for one fleeting second on the street or for hours at the bar or for years alone in their own homes.

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 8:24 pm 29

By redridinghoodrat on I Just Wanted to Fly Solo: A Night at the Sugar Ray Festival

“You actually really like _______. Hey, you’re not like most girls, are you.” Music/science/video games/comics/burritos/algebra/leathermaking/Egyptology/opening doors/swordfighting/cooking with a wok/breakdancing/trains/being alone. I desperately wish women weren't so often treated as...frosting. Yuck. Take our picture and GTFO.

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 6:13 pm 17

By iceberg on I Just Wanted to Fly Solo: A Night at the Sugar Ray Festival

@j-i-a It's sort of like, you can't hate a Labrador for jumping up and slobbering on you, but you'd rather not have your pants covered in drool and dirt.

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm 22