By Kalorama_Kat on Friday Open Thread

I will always remember this as the week I moved to Washington DC and made an account for The Hairpin.

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm 2

By cee on Missed Connection - m4m

The Band Who Was (like) Thursday

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm 2

By peasofmind on The Shark Has Pretty Teeth, Dear: Why I Teach Women Self-Defense



Posted on January 7, 2014 at 6:22 pm 1

By R&RKD on 18 Brides in a Year

Local wife earns real equivalent of $21/hour in long-running scheme to exchange sex for room, board, and societal approval!

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm 2

By I'm Right on Top of that, Rose on The Kevin McAllister Pie

@laurel Well, you may be thinking of someone howling at a hot person, but the only times I've ever heard anyone say "woof" in appreciation is when hanging out with Bears. (The gay, hirsute human kind, not the grizzly kind.)

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 3:51 pm 1

By I'm Right on Top of that, Rose on Maria Bello: "My feelings about attachment and partnership have always been that they are fluid and evolving"

I don't want to say "Knew it" about Maria Bello, but damn, I've always thought she's just got too much swagger to be 100 percent straight. (Am I undermining this piece? I don't want to. I think she's saying some great, important things, because I'd say most partnerships exist in the gray when society prefers them to be easily black and white.)

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 1:23 pm 1

By I'm Right on Top of that, Rose on Wednesday Open Thread

@emsiela I'll be real: the only time I've ever felt "I never knew I could love someone this much" was with my dog. And my nieces and nephews, because babies do that sometimes.

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 3:55 pm 2

By j-i-a on Would You Ever Buy a Pair of "Anti-Rape Underwear"?

@Rock and Roll Ken Doll I punched myself in the face the other day while trying to separate a pair of knee socks from a pair of tights

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 1:38 pm 7

By j-i-a on Would You Ever Buy a Pair of "Anti-Rape Underwear"?

@queenofbithynia I don't think you are raging for fun or by reflex. I agree with all of your points. I find this underwear to be terrible.

It's pretty overwhelming to be in almost total agreement with a person (except for the fact that I would, very much, like to reserve my judgment for any woman's individual decision to like these or buy them) and then read a comment like that. One of the things that I and a lot of people always loved about this site was that the mainpage wasn't ever a repository for full-on outrage and hate; I try to operate under the same idea and I'll take whatever "FUCKING REALLY, HAIRPIN?"s come with it.

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 12:09 pm 9

By Dandyliongirl on Imagining Grown-Ass Eloise

@frumious bandersnatch AGREED ON EVERYTHING. I absolutely identified with Lyra (or I wanted to be her, at any rate). And obviously Anne Shirley is queen of everything.

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 9:17 am 3