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!
@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.
@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.
This is really, really fascinating and I'm looking forward to reading the rest!
Did Stefon write that last one?
@Decca Peron's fall collection sank like a stone, if the "Banality of Eva" review from Arendt is any indication.
@Daria Morgendorffer "My speaking voice?"
@elsbels Excuse me, I'm sorry to bother you, but I have to tell you, I love your voice.
@leon s Well that's just, like, your opinion, man.
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.