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On Good Man Profiled

@Lu2 That false idea that the internet is "filled" with places to talk about what for lack of a better term I'm going to call women's issues is so obnoxious. The reason he's *noticing* them is because they're still not the norm.

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 7:20 pm 7

On We Need to Talk About Jellyfish

@Rock and Roll Ken Doll Yeah, as terrifying as jellyfish are as individuals, that's the actually scary part of the piece for me. So maybe oceans become too dangerous for swimming, that's fine (not great, but survivable). But replacing our food fisheries with jellyfish, even if we do incorporate them into our diets, is a huge problem.

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 7:12 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@pajamaralls I can accept that.

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 4:50 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@karenb Exaaaaaactly. To me it sounds thisclose to "I'm being discriminated against" "Are you sure you're not just being oversensitive?"

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 4:40 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@laurel Those are three people you REALLY don't want to get to know each other, either.

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 3:55 pm 6

On Friday Open Thread

So I'm in my college alumni LinkedIn group, and there was some "advice" on dealing with irritating people that I am, ironically, infuriated by. (One note - it's not specifically directed at women, but I'm reacting as though it is, in part no doubt because it was written by a woman and blah blah internalized sexism, but also in part because it's the kind of shit women get all. the. time.)

The worst offender is suggestion #2 - ask yourself "What are the real facts here, versus the assumptions I’m making?" On the surface, sure, that seems like a great idea. It's always good to evaluate a situation as much as possible before you get too settled on a course of action. But the implication is basically 1) you can't trust your own lived experience (which, you know, classic gaslighting) and 2) that whatever's going on with other people is more important than what's going on with you (which is messaging women get constantly, that you have to take care of everyone before you take care of yourself.

Also this was the slowest week in the entire world and I'm on the west coast which means I have four more hours of this shit and I'm not sure I can take it.

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 3:53 pm 0

On The Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator

@oh! valencia I was about to post something about how I was sad that I couldn't find that on Tumblr anymore, and then I remembered that I've been re-listening to old episodes so they're on my iPod, and so I present to you:

Bumbershoot Pageantstache
Lickenstein Hitlerstache
Watercloset Lifttorch
Chipbuddy Breadpudding
Bangers Kippermash
Handlebar Chimneysweep
Deepmoat Castlekeep
Cattleprod Rattlestick
Mortimer Candlesnatch
Jackripper Slashattack
Collectible Bric-a-brac
Sterling Halfpants
Biggles Basilhomage
Hastings Stonyhenge
Caravan Bumpypatch
Letterbox Summerhouse
Litterbox Smellycat
Everett Poopychute
Ben-and-Jerry's Downthehatch
Bandicoot Culdesac
Parlortrick Humblesnatch
Whistledick Pantywaist
Barefoot Candywitch
Bigfoot Clamorsplat
Beefeater Doublegloucester
Benneton Puttershot
Cinnamon Toastandcrunch
Cardamom Wintergarden
Tosspot Drinkleberry
Pippa Costermonger
Vinaloo Babysmack
Blossompop Gooberdrone
Malachai Hoppingtown
Levington Uterus
Kensington Markmywords
Easterly Heffalump
Cornwallis Poopypants
Wainscoting Tinklebaron
Inkburger Trolleyfare
Ethelred Crumbacker
Nostradrippus Copperpot
Chesterfield Wingback
Cumberhump Balderdash
Baldrake Cunningplangus
Egbert Bandersnatch
Merchant Ivorytusk
Trafalgar Walkercrisps
Templeton Basemanpeck
Applebees Happyhour
Burgertime Picklechef

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm 0

On Eradicate Your Resting Bitchface with a $2000 "Valentine Anguloplasty"

@fondue with cheddar

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 12:17 pm 2

On Eradicate Your Resting Bitchface with a $2000 "Valentine Anguloplasty"

@Judith Slutler Truth. Apparently I'm just really susceptible to "it's your job to make everyone happy" feelings this morning? I just need to keep repeating my mantra: "Their problem, not mine. Their problem, not mine. Their problem, not mine."

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 12:15 pm 0

On The Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator

HAIRYCOOCH ANIMORPH jia i swear i did not make that up that's the first one i got

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 12:01 pm 3