I'm not taking no fuckin' responsibility for cats I don't know, man.
I'm a martyr to my hormones right now, I guess, and every time I think I'm okay I look at that picture and find out how wrong I am.
@Lucienne I also want a jumpsuit that walks the line between "you can wear this outside" and "this is something a prostitute in a Western would wear."
@Le_nerd I want this one SO MUCH: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-pants/4123265400266.jsp?cm_sp=Grid-_-4123265400266-_-Regular_18#/
@hedgehogerie I think it looks like they're inside a petri dish.
Which I think is awesome.
TBH, if The Hairpin were just great people interviewing their great parents I would be okay with that?
I just got finished teaching a course on Asian philosophies, and it's so interesting to read about family styles now - I almost can't look at familial relationship except through a Confucian lens. (Western philosophy doesn't prioritize family in the same way, except fairly recently.) There's an idea in Confucianism (and arguably Chinese philosophy genially) that we're constituted through our relationships with other people, and this has certain ethical ramifications. (The Buddhist story of Kisa Gautami gets adapted to reflect this once Buddhism comes to China.) That is, whichever role is switched on is going to indicate certain ethical obligations. In the Analects, those obligations are mostly performing the mourning rituals with the right emotional mindset, but there's another part where Confucius says the only thing children should give their parents to worry about is their health. Because that's more than enough!! Family often gets processed as a burden - and it is a burden, of course it is. But it's more than a burden. And identity is such an abstract issue that the relational self, which makes it concrete, is really valuable.
tl;dr Your parents sound great and this interview was great and family is undervalued in Western philosophy. Anyway, I need to call my parents.
Look, I get it, but: those books are loaded with theory.
"because I had been masturbating unsuccessfully with a Conair curling iron for about 2 years."
@Lucienne Also, I think there are plenty of dull and reprehensible characters on OITNB. It's just, you know, they're dudes.
"a blond, white, rich, thin, bisexual Trojan horse"
@or Elsa! I still think she should have taken some responsibility to ask or seek answers, to say "Hey, I'm entirely out of my depth here, what's appropriate?"
Yeah, and you're right that she showed 0 awareness about the wisdom of adopting that attitude or even one somewhat like it.