From Toronto, current magazine intern monkey. Hopefully future magazine employment LADY. And yes, I have a corgi. His name is Darwin and he says hello.

By rosencrantz on An Interview with Porpentine, Maker of Mutant Feminist Cyber Games

As someone who's been playing with writing interactive fiction (yay Twine!!) I can't wait to stop working and read this in like an hour.

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 3:50 pm 1

By PistolPackinMama on "Penis, Penis, PENIS!": The Legend of Nancy Silberkleit

@Rock and Roll Ken Doll

I think that protected status is called "male privileged."

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 5:22 pm 1

By Edith Zimmerman on Thank You, Dinosaur Erotica

@MisterHippity I like the idea that they all shared one, sort of like the Olympic torch!

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 2:26 pm 6

By The Lady of Shalott on Spite Houses, Ranked by Spite-ness

Also wow, the spambots are getting out of control on this site.

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 2:54 pm 9

By greyeminence on The Rob Ford Pie

I live in Toronto, and while I'm appalled that my city has been thrust into the international limelight for such a lurid reason, a small part of me is just thrilled that Toronto has been THRUST INTO THE INTERNATIONAL LIMELIGHT. Gawker never used to mention Canada at all, and now look! I feel like Carrie White - ignored for ages and then finally, belatedly, crowned prom queen.

(Never saw the entire movie...I assume it ends with Carrie being happy and well-adjusted and reigning benevolently over her contrite peers, right?)

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 12:35 pm 11

By slutberry on I Am So Sorry You Probably Didn't Have An Orgasm That Time We Hooked Up

@Jim Behrle I don't know if Jim's a jerk. I do know he wrote a lazy piece.

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 11:36 am 4

By sardines on I Am So Sorry You Probably Didn't Have An Orgasm That Time We Hooked Up

What The Fuck Is This Post, alternatively:
As a survivor of rape and sexual assault who is deeply concerned about the HUGE lack of empathy/concern that males have for women in society that contributes directly to male violence against women, the 'do it for the lulz' apathetic tone of this article grosses me out.

Honestly, just knowing a piece like this would get put up makes me so uncomfortable reading here. I don't know if this is clicking with any editors but many women actually face all the shit that this article is half-assedly trying to address, most often in the context of abusers. You know, like, this behavior that's getting mocked? It's how women are pushed down and belittled IRL every day. We don't need some dudebro writer trying to convince women he's ~so edgy and informed~ making us relive all the Nice Guy bullshit we face our whole lives. So, while sometimes I can get irritated by an article, this literally just leaves me feeling queasy.

Whatever point was attempted to be made by this has just failed miserably. Really disappointed. It's really confusing having posts like this when The Hairpin generally attempts to approach women's issues in a, I don't know, CARING way? :/ It has always felt like one of the safer spaces to read, especially for enjoyment, so coming across this as I'm trying to relax just makes me very confused as a reader. I could understand if it ended up on the Awl or something. Or if I was reading Jezebel. Lol. ://///

A piece concerning empathy in males that's relevant. http://www.salon.com/2013/10/24/5_ways_sexual_assault_is_really_about_entitlement/

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 10:38 am 4

By Xanthophyllippa on I Am So Sorry You Probably Didn't Have An Orgasm That Time We Hooked Up

"This is all according to the New York Times, of course, and who knows more about sex than them?"

And, of course, who knows better about women's orgasms than Jim Berhle? Thanks so much for this long-winded proof that you're A Nice Guy.

Posted on November 13, 2013 at 9:03 am 11

By I'm Right on Top of that, Rose on On the Death of Renisha McBride

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, if we are white, cisgendered, straight men.

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 3:08 pm 10

By Ophelia on How My Obsession With Furnishing A Future Put Me Nearly $40,000 In Debt

@lovingskyfairy I think it's pretty clear that you just lost the internet, frankly. That was an astoundingly hateful thing to say.

I hope that, someday, when you're sitting alone some quiet Tuesday night, you think about what you just said, and realize what it means about your character, and who you are. Because it certainly doesn't reflect anything about S. Elizabeth.

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 7:26 pm 5