I'm gonna be your dangerous side effect.
This episode made me think a lot about being "too much" (read: a woman) in a male-dominated environment. Peggy and Joan struggle for excellence and no matter what, men read them as pushing too hard, getting too emotional, asking too much. They are excessive, always too present, as if their femininity could spill out and make a mess at any moment. So Joan drinks between business calls and Peggy cries behind closed doors.
Basically, B E E N T H E R E.
I have long thought that Martha is the best-looking 72 year old I have ever seen, so I will listen to her and spray serums ALL OVER MY BODY.
Just added "stand outside of Lululemon and blow cigarette smoke on people as they walk out" to my list of things to do on the way home today.
"combination of woo-woo New Age-iness with a sharply competitive spirit. It’s the same approach many American women (and men) bring to buying organic, to drinking fresh-pressed juice, and yes, to yoga."
THIS. I've been talking about this with my friends for a long time. The blissed-out, self-righteous veneer only makes the aggressive, competitive, type-A qualities even more apparent, somehow.
By Mira on "The Logic of Stupid Poor People," Or, the Only Thing Worth Reading About the Barneys "Shopping While Black" Arrests
@MrsTeacherFace Yeah, this was an incredible read. I'm so glad to have read it.
This kind of thing costs people jobs all the time - I've seen it myself in the nonprofit world, where people are expected to be a very particular type of "poor" (i.e. okay with personally making very little money, but from a wealthy enough background that you can afford that, and preferably with a degree from a super-elite college). This article came as a really good reminder to be more careful with my own unconscious judgments in general.
60% Taking 'treat yo self' a little too far. Luxury skincare, shoes from zappos, another pair of shoes from zappos (same shoe, different color), and a gratitude journal (because you're thankful for all the stuff you bought?)
Wearing aforementioned fancy lipstick when home alone and never remembering to put it on when leaving the house.
@Clare HATE CURATED
LOOK AT ALL THESE CURATED GIFS
LOOK AT MY CURATED LUNCH
CAREFULLY CURATED SALAD INGREDIENTS
@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose Not gonna lie, i'd still let photo-gritty-Fassbender bang it out vacation style.
I actually really like Omni, by Minus the Bear. Not sure if that's just because I was listening to it a lot on one of my longer visits with my (then) long-distance boyfriend, but just the start of "My Time" is rather exciting.