I'm gonna be your dangerous side effect.
"Mr. Darcys," please, or the arguably more correct "Misters Darcy," but not the possessive--no apostrophe is needed.
You know the kind of woman who posts a selfie on Instagram and then random creepy dudes comment "hott!" and "gorgeous!" and "you are so beautiful I can't stand it!" and you see those comments and think "Oh my, how embarrassing, she hasn't seen these comments yet to delete them!" but then you realize the selfie is days old and she HAD to have seen them and then the same person continues to do this over and over and you realize that she's posting these selfies (each one with probably a hundred nearly identical versions, to get it just right) FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE of getting these comments and then you feel really sorry for her and stop following her? Well this seems like that same kind of thing. Only in the real world. (Also this is a really surprising number/percentage of otherwise accomplished women!)
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.
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