I'm gonna be your dangerous side effect.

By Claudia Sherman@facebook on A Controversial Ranking of Mr. Darcys

"Mr. Darcys," please, or the arguably more correct "Misters Darcy," but not the possessive--no apostrophe is needed.

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:22 am 4

By Lindsay Robertson@facebook on Female New York Post Writer Feels Differently Than Other Women

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!)

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 10:34 am 2

By rathermarvelous on Mad Men, Season 7 Premiere: Is This Where the Fire Starts?

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.

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm 3

By psychedelicate on Martha, Martha, Martha

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.

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 9:55 am 2

By stuffisthings on Lululemon's Selling of "Ostentatious Wellness"

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.

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm 6

By mistersister on Lululemon's Selling of "Ostentatious Wellness"

"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.

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 1:35 pm 5

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.

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 1:15 pm 2

By OhMyGoshYouGuys on The Treat Yo Self Pie

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?)

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm 2

By SmartCookie on The Treat Yo Self Pie

Wearing aforementioned fancy lipstick when home alone and never remembering to put it on when leaving the house.

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm 5

By j-i-a on Auto-Antonyms, "Awesome" and Other Unusable Words





Posted on October 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm 10