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By hallelujah on Friday Open Thread

GUYS. I AM GOING TO MEET NANCY PELOSI. SHE IS MY IDOL IN LIFE AND I LOVE HER LIKE I DO MY OWN GRANDMOTHER. I AM GOING TO LESLIE KNOPE HER FACE. I have seriously ended friendships over unkind words spoken about her. NAAANNNNCCCYYYYY!

Gahh I'm so excited! She is the keynote at my city's NAACP dinner coming up, and our Congressman is gonna hook us up because my partner used to work for him. I assume she will be so taken with me she'll offer to mentor me and I eventually will take her spot as Most Bomb Ass Congressperson In the World. Or I'll shake her hand and awkwardly feminist-fan-girl the shit out of her, and she'll be uncomfortable and walk away. Whatever!

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm 37

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

@S. Elizabeth This article feels like it came from something like Refinery29, knowhatimean?

But! I'm stoked that she started her own business, and that it's going well. I think that it's unfair to castigate her for saying, "Hey, pretty make-up helps some ladies feel better." We all love Jane's beauty column, and it's true! Looking fierce DOES feel awesome, whether looking fierce for you means no makeup or lots of makeup or whatever does it for you.

Sometimes I think people that don't use the voice of the Hairpin commentariat - this sort of equivocalizing tone, you know? - I think we shut em out, and maybe it's not so cool? The tone is like an in-group thing; we can't see each other, so we have to kind of police how we sound, and I don't mean that in a, "Hey, you being a sexist/racist whatever," more like, "Hey, do you SOUND LIKE YOU BELONG here?"

Then again, I love to stand in opposition myself, so snark on lil doggie snark on.

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 1:13 am 4

By dj pomegranate on The Natural Beauty and Cosmetics Advocate: Jessa Blades

@S. Elizabeth Yeah, all of those would have been more Hairpinny and more informative, and sales pitches do not make awesome articles. It just seems to me that the level of snark in the comments is disproportionate to the (I think relatively benign, although clearly others disagree) content in the article.

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 2:03 pm 9

By Emby on Scientology and Me: Part One, Growing Up in the Church

This is really, really fascinating and I'm looking forward to reading the rest!

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm 26

By Ophelia on The Hairpin Halloween Advent Calendar: Halloween Confessions

Did Stefon write that last one?

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm 33

By Julia duMais on Get This Look: Fascists

@Decca Peron's fall collection sank like a stone, if the "Banality of Eva" review from Arendt is any indication.

Posted on October 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm 10

By Lily Rowan on Andrew Goldman Interviews Tig Notaro for the Times

@Daria Morgendorffer "My speaking voice?"

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 11:08 am 2

By Daria Morgendorffer on Andrew Goldman Interviews Tig Notaro for the Times

@elsbels Excuse me, I'm sorry to bother you, but I have to tell you, I love your voice.

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 11:00 am 6

By Emby on It's a Girl, My Lord, in a Flatbed Ford

@leon s Well that's just, like, your opinion, man.

Posted on August 28, 2012 at 12:58 pm 3

By queenofbithynia on No Epiphanies Whatsoever

jesus, cat marnell is a little bit boring and a large bit not very good, but this quote, THIS QUOTE: Hundreds of thousands of young girls are reading this and using it as the basis for what they see as cool.

WHAT TWADDLE, WHAT INSOLENT POPPYCOCK. All over the nation there are naive little dipshits learning to worship Charles Bukowski and William Burroughs and and and who even do young boys like, I don't know, BUT THEY HAVE TESTICLES so they are not naive, dumb herds of livestock who must be guarded and shielded and given "ROLE MODELS" -- the girdles of the mind, the Spanx of the spirit. Fuck all this, teenage girls aren't that dumb and they aren't our possessions and they can read about drug takin' and sex havin' all they want and it is fine. IT IS FINE.

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 10:32 am 41