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

I really loved this - of course I did.

But I also found it interesting because, well, I had a Samantha. And I guess I am kind of a Samantha, if only because I also spent my childhood cocooned in privilege.

But what sticks with me about Samantha is not the fur muff (although my Molly grandmother also made my Samantha doll a muff - AND an opera coat, among other ridiculous costumes) but rather that her books were my introduction to class consciousness, privilege, and feminism. Without Samantha, would I have been prepped for the Mitfords? (Probably, yes, because I read a lot. But those books were certainly my earliest exposure.)

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm 2

By Neve Garrett on Our Squid, Ourselves

@Lisa Frank Brb turning this into a novel...

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 8:20 pm 1

By yeah-elle on 4 Hot Hues for an On-Trend Fall: Smaragdine, Fulvous, Coquelicot, Wenge

It's time to reminisce about the segments on both Mister Rogers and Sesame Street about how crayons are made!

Also, "glaucous" is one of my favorite words.

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm 2

By singstrix on 4 Hot Hues for an On-Trend Fall: Smaragdine, Fulvous, Coquelicot, Wenge

You guys! Guys. There are so many more fantastic color names.

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:38 am 2

By ru_ri on Our Squid, Ourselves

"Women emit light. They’re not afraid of the dark. And they’re not afraid of you."
Yesssss this is amazing. Thank you!

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 9:43 am 3

By pajamaralls on Friday Open Thread

@blueblazes This Stephen Colbert quote came to mind "If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it."

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 4:47 pm 15

By Lurkasaurus on Friday Open Thread

I had an interview today. The best thing to come out of it was that my interview clothes still (barely) fit and that I didn't cry. So that's...done. Can I start drinking yet?

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 4:16 pm 4

By Miss Maszkerádi on Susan Miller's Guide to October: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Good thing astrology is complete fucking bullshit.

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm 17

By joy123456 on Susan Miller's Guide to October: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Who can live their life being that pessimistic? I'm totally over Susan Miller's ominous forecasts.

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 1:05 pm 3

By Miss Maszkerádi on What I Learned From Reading The Economist

In conclusion: the entire rest of the Internet is already like this, can we please have our happy place back?

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm 12