Lili has been writing a close-up of "Stuff in Art" series since before The Toast launched, so plagiarism accusations really don't hold here! See her first post from Aug 2011: http://thehairpin.com/2011/08/painful-groins-in-art/
JUST TO BE CLEAR
@AmandaElsewhere Hi! Lili here! This has been a series at The Hairpin since 2011. :)
Lili's been doing " ... in Art" posts since at least 2011 (as clicking on her byline reveals). How is that plagiarism?
Maybe I'm reacting to this because, based on the details, I'm 95% sure this is the place that I've been going for several years and therefore see the subjects as people rather than hilarious objects to make fun of, but this seems incredibly mean-spirited and not really up to the Hairpin's standards. It reads to me like "neurotic person visits hair dresser, harshly judges the woman who is trying to do her job on her accent, appearance, dress, and professionalism, then makes fun of her in a highbrowish blog." I'm sure the author could have found ways to write humorously about her neurosis without tearing down others, particularly with the obvious class dimensions in this piece.
Also, btw, Regina is a total genius. I pay $50 for my cut (low by nyc standards) and get mad compliments on it.
This post just seemed kind of mean-spirited. No one was holding you hostage at the salon, and you are taking out your neurosis about your head on someone whose job it is to cut hair.
Just cut your own hair. No "trauma" necessary.
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Wow, that was...really true to my experience? I don't really know what to say, except that this captured a lot of my own feelings in a way I really wasn't expecting. Funny, well-executed, and very cathartic for me to watch. I'm kind of blown away!
@TheBourneApproximation The Supreme Court is legitimately like 70% of my decision making for president (not that it's ever been a toss-up, but if it ever is).
Thank you SO much for posting this.
@Pinners. It has been CRAZY here in Austin over the last few days. Pro-choice Texans have been turning out in droves to protest the flagrant disregard for the will of the people that has been occurring. We had 1,000+ protesters flooding the Texas Capital the day that the House took up this bill.This clip from the Rachel Maddow show details all the twists and turns this bill has taken, and all the roadblocks pro-choice Texans and Texas Democratic legislators have thrown up to stop it. The clip is about 6 minutes long, but it's a really good summary of what's been going on.
Amy Gentry (who used to comment pretty frenquently on the 'Pin as @oeditirx) was at the House debate and wrote a really moving opinion piece on this issue.
Y'all, take heart. We have an amazing champion in Wendy Davis, who is elegantly filibustering this shit into the ground. Texas House Representatives Jessica Farrar, Dawnna Dukes (that's my rep!), Senfronia Thompson, Sylvester Turner, Gene Wu, Nicole Collier, Alma Allen, Mary Gonzalez, and many others fought tooth and nail to delay passage of the bill in the house long enough to give Senator Davis as short a filibuster time as possible. It was amazing and inspiring to watch.
There's also a sense - at least from what I can tell on Twitter and by living in Austin - that Texas Democrats are really getting energized, with this issue as our flash-point.
As shitty & terrible today has been, at least we have two new patron saints of Bad Ass Motherfuckery: RBG & Sen. Wendy Davis. I'm lighting a candle/taking a shot for each of these righteous ladies tonight.
@fondue with cheddar of all of the things that infuriate me about this (and OH are there so many) it's that fucking JOHN LEWIS has to see it. The man was beat and jailed & watched so many friends die fighting for the VRA, & he deserves to live the rest of his goddamn life in peace, because despite a lifetime of fuckery endured, he's still a fundamentally kind and righteous dude. FUCK THESE ASSHOLES TO HELL FOR SO MANY THINGS, BUT AT LEAST A LITTLE FOR MAKING JOHN LEWIS SAD.