By acefreakly on Missed Connection - m4m

This "article" is terrible.

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 12:50 pm 2

By Megan@twitter on 52 Weeks of Us Weekly

Worth it just for the "Royals (Royals)" joke alone.

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 3:09 pm 2

By Lucienne on 917 People Who Are Hotter Than Benedict Cumberbatch

Nathan Stewart-Jarrett's hotness does not get mentioned nearly enough.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 4:27 pm 3

By j-i-a on The 10 Scariest Sentences in This New York Times Story About Ants

@j-i-a jesus

1. "Outside, dead aunts began pooling around the base of the house in heaps so high that they looked like discarded coffee grounds."

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm 2

By honey cowl on Friday Open Thread

@yeah-elle This makes me the happiest person. Think about how great that story is going to be to tell to your grandkids. Or your grandnieces and nephews or just small children who love romance, whatever.

Posted on November 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm 1

By j-i-a on Would You Ever Buy a Pair of "Anti-Rape Underwear"?

@queenofbithynia whoaaaaa. I feel the exact same way that you do, but I am open to people feeling differently, that's all, and I'm going to say that I can absolutely hate this product and campaign while also reserving the right to NOT rage against anyone who personally likes this idea for any reason

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 11:41 am 11

By lucy snowe on bell hooks on Sheryl Sandberg's "Faux Feminism"

@WorldofSass I've read the larger part of hooks's article, and I haven't gotten the sense of it being a "bitch slap" at all. In fact, hooks explicitly addresses the rage and envy aimed Sandberg's way after her publishing success, and talked about it being a real shame-- in the sense that Sandberg may have been targeted simply because of her success.

My sense of what I've read so far of hooks' critique is that she thinks Sandberg is promoting a vision of feminism that overlooks and excludes women of color and women who are poor. And she's frustrated by the fact that Sandberg is promoting playing within the white male patriarchy ruleset to get ahead, instead of finding ways to break that down.

Maybe hooks is naive on that last point. Maybe she would have been publishing bestsellers for the last twenty years if she'd "acted nice." She's managed to be pretty damn influential, regardless.

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 12:17 pm 12

By Helvetica on Friday Open Thread

Even if you're having a bad week, don't worry, girl. It will be alright. Idris is here.

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm 14

By Oliver St. John Mollusc on Modern-Day Superheroes We Need

Mine would be the ability to instantly rearrange everyone on the subway train to maximize everyone's personal space.

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 2:59 pm 5