Small town dude moves to big city.
By ragazza on Trends Men Hate
I once styled and wrote a fashion piece for a major city paper. One guy took the time to find my email address and write me a note, which started out "I may be a guy and not know anything about fashion, but . . . " and then proceeded to tell me how stupid my looks were. Well, I can say he was right about not knowing anything about fashion.
By Jia Tolentino on Trends Men Hate
@Danzig! which one do u hate the most
By cordovan sofa on Armpit Hair?
The "science" of this article is...not so science-y. Like a lot of stuff that masquerades as evopsych, it seems to pretty much exist to post-justify contemporary social norms. And speaking personally as a woman who has had armpit hair my entire post-puberty life, nobody has ever reacted with disgust. If they've commented at all, it's been to say it's rad. Much like other supposedly horrifying things like visible bra straps or having my sexual partner realize I'm on my period, I forget it's even a thing except when I see anguished teen magazine pieces about it.
By allyb on Armpit Hair?
For a gendered phenomenon, this is an incredibly non-gendered analysis. If pit hair triggers disgust of sex, why don't men shave? A simpler explanation might be that lack of pit hair is a marker of femininity in our culture, so deviations from that disrupt our sense of what a woman is supposed to look like.
By isabelle bleu on Weekend Roundup
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Yay! Happy reading and happy travels!
5 Things I Liked This Week (or last week, because I think last week I forgot):
1. I survived open mic night! I was the only female comic performing, and possibly the least experienced, but I'm happy with my performance, and I got good feedback on it.
2. Free tiny Frappuccino!
3. Beer and complaining about how much boys suck is an excellent way to spend a Saturday
4. I signed up for the Ann Friedman newsletter and she provides tons of links for weekend reading.
5. Going away for a week on Monday! Huzzah!
@Danzig! my face looks like a marijuana leaf
This is the most bourgeois comment I'll post today, but I recently bought a Breville ice cream maker and it has 3 options for a song to play when the ice cream is done: A, Turkey in the Straw, B. The Entertainer, or C. Camptown Races. Camptown Races is a minstrel entertainer song as well, guys. I gotta figure out how to just make it beep once or something, because it makes me and everyone else uncomfortable. All I wanted was some Nutella gelato, and now I have to picture the grinning racist face of Al Jolson.
By flashcrash on Friday Open Thread
I don't know if anyone remembers, but a few weeks ago I wrote about possibly transferring grad programs. Well, update -- I got in to my dream school! I just told the head of my department yesterday that I'm leaving the program. Anyways, just a lil update. This weekend I have many good excuses for celebrating.