@TheGenYgirl Yeah, no kidding. This article is completely devoid of content. I also find it incredibly tacky that one of the editors of this site posted a bitchy gif in response to a criticism.
It's not even the topic that's the problem. The writing is not good. I can handle reading about a shitty person (I read and quite enjoyed American Psycho, although I was in high school at the time...) This was lazy, self-indulgent, thesis-less, and structureless.
I just don't know where the standards are for internet publications. I don't do much writing, but when I have, I've gotten the shit edited out of me. And I think that's good for writers. Just because you have an idea and think it would make a good article, doesn't mean you should go and publish it. Learn to edit your work and throw it out if nothing comes of it.
I know The Hairpin is supposed to be a happy, friendly place where nobody says anything negative, but at what point does that just shelter and cultivate mediocrity?
So does The Hairpin just post half-assed essays written by friends of the editors now?
From now on everyone I date has to have a horse, and bring said horse to dinner.
And the horse has to pay and hold the door for me.
Maybe I need to reread this, but I'm not sure what the intention of this piece is - am I supposed to feel sorry for the author because she went to a show feeling superior (liking the music somewhat ironically, not earnestly like the unsophicated fools she encounters) and then had those feelings confirmed? Ok, so?
(Probably a lot of similar interactions, only with different "better than you" dynamics.)
Like, I wonder what would happen if it wasn't set at such a "funny" show?
This all feels a bit... fish-in-barrel.
The reason why there are so many food allergies is because liberal parents are too afraid to spank their children! THANKS OBAMA.
Sometimes people are weird and gross exclusive of their gender, and it can be funny? I don't know.