From Portland, Oregon.
@owlegg U MEAN TAKES THE PIE
@Ellie "Reading too many feminist blog discussions"? Fuck that, and fuck you for using the 'angry feminist' trope to shut down someone who has a fair point regarding the fact that white men still seem to think they're pretty entitled and, when prodded, will often remember the days of yesteryear when they could air their icky sexist and racist opinions with nostalgia.
I work as a stripper, and I stay the hell away from old men. They are, as a rule, utterly disrespectful of personal boundaries and incredibly objectifying. Some younger men are, too, but the old dudes are nasty. I'm sure they're all somebody's dad.
However, I loved this story, and these old dudes sound sweet and kind of crazy, in that funny older person way. I think there is a difference between flirting that knows it isn't serious and leching, but it's definitely up to the lady who it's directed at to decide the difference.
Get rid of your writing style, seriously, it is revolting.
Also, this is the most patently ridiculous description of stripping I have ever heard: "As I came to learn, to be a stripper is to interface with the pain and shame of the world in one of the most visceral ways that you possibly can." I call bullshit; only women who have never danced describe stripping like this. Christ on a goddamn cracker.
@Janestreet Yeah, this is terrible writing. Does it sound like YA fiction from the early '00s? I feel like I read this in high school.
I want these stickers.
I've been told I look like Lana del Rey on multiple occasions, and I am ok with that.
Really happy to see the Hairpin linked to on kottke.org!
@londonienne I did the same thing this weekend. Pretend boyfriend wasn't awesome, but I'm still kind of sad/wondering if I'll be alone forever.
Confidential: It eats away at me that my ex bf, who I still have a tiny thing for, has a cute girlfriend AND she's a comedian AND they just went to Hawaii together. I just. want. him. to be miserable. Forever. Or at least as long as it takes for me to find a cute dude, which will never happen because I am clearly a terrible person.
@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.
@juksie mic drop!
also, how is "organicvagina moonlady" NOT a hairpin commenter already?