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By laurel on Friday Open Thread

Hey Emma, et al., the sponsored ad for The Killing, yet another entertainment centered around the slaughter of young women, is an unpleasant sight here on The Hairpin.

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 3:54 pm 18

By PatatasBravas on Before Too Long, Everyone You Know Will Be Named Emma

This appears to be a minority opinion in the thread so far, so I just want to lay it out there:

if the next school group I meet has five Matts, seven Emmas, two Nevaehs, a Jayden and a Xaidyn and a Bella - I can promise you I will know their names and faces within the hour, and I will like them all the same, and I will respect their guardians all the same at pickup.

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 11:51 am 4

By Spaghettius! on My Foreign Mom

@miss olsen "with...literally no processing/intermediate steps in between" <- yes, this. Exactly like this. I'm 26 and love the shit out of my mom, but I used to be so awful.

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 2:24 pm 1

By yeah-elle on My Foreign Mom

I cannot even count the horrible things I said to my mom when I was a teenager. Um, I don't think I can even count the times I called her a bitch, even. But time passes, and we both grew, and on more than one occasion, I've apologized, and my mom has always been like, "What? I don't even remember! Oh, that. That's what teenagers are for, silly."

Anyway, now we are so, so close and honestly I value my relationship with her more than anything else, at all. Mommmmmmm.

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 1:41 pm 4

By teaandcakeordeath on My Foreign Mom

@miss olsen
This exact thing happened to me too. I think my mum was really tough on me during that time as shed heard so many 'teenagers gone wild' stories and so becoming a numerical adult really helped but I was genuinely awful in that time. It's so wonderful and humbling and almost shameful to know someone loves you so much when you've been so terrible to them. Watching the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice bonded us too.

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 1:31 pm 1

By Blushingflwr on The Natural Beauty and Cosmetics Advocate: Jessa Blades

Honey, I live in DC. Please don't recreate with make-up the way I look in August.

The thing about beauty products is the same thing that is true of so many other choices we make in life: what works for one person doesn't always work for another. We have different bodies, different priorities and different budgets. I do think it's a good idea to be aware of how the things you used got made and what impact they have on your body personally but also on society and the environment at large, and also to be aware of how industries exist that prey on our fears about those things. Sometimes you want to buy sustainable organic stuff cosmetics and sometimes you just want WetNWild in whore red for a costume party.

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm 7

By TrilbyLane on What to Do With This Story?

I understand some of the reservations, particularly the idea that it shouldn't wholly be down to two grieving and traumatised parents to decide a killer's fate. Not that it was in this case; their views and the process were taken into account, which seems just to me. Mostly wanted to say that I am loath to take Rebecca Hamilton's opinions on women's rights or murder particularly seriously, considering her anti-abortion activism.

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 12:53 pm 3

By charmcity on What to Do With This Story?

I am reading the article in bits and pieces as I can, and just finished the paragraph on Ann's parents' heartbreaking words at the pre-plea conference. This person murdered their daughter, but they know him like a son. Restorative justice at least SEEKS an answer to the question of what we do with a human being who has committed a horrible, irreversible act; yet is still alive, still in society. Right now, we lock him up forever or for long periods of time in prisons that act as breeding grounds for violence and recidivism. YES, Conor is an abuser. NO, it is not good public policy to send someone like that through our broken criminal justice system as-is.

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 12:50 pm 5

By christonacracker on Q&A With a Nutritionist, Part Two: The Reckoning

I'm exhausted even thinking about thinking about food this much. no thanks.

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 12:06 pm 4

By evil melis on How to Boil Eggs

when i was a lad
i ate four dozen eggs
every morning, to help me get large

now that i'm grown
i eat five dozen eggs
and i'm roughly the size of a barge

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm 31