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On 20 Songs by Women that Will Turn 20 in 2014

And also Echobelly's "I Can't Imagine the World Without Me," which is just a fucking great song.

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 2:50 pm 0

On What If I Am Never Anyone's Shorty, and Other Fears

I always had problems with intimacy in relationships. I was afraid of being hurt or rejected and more than one guy told me he had no idea what I was thinking or feeling most of the time. So I had a bunch of therapy to deal with that, since I wasn't happy and was very afraid of ending up alone due to my bullshit. One night over a decade ago I had a dream that ended with me getting a heart tattoo on a visible part of my body. I interpreted that as a reminder to work on being emotionally available and open with people I cared about. The next day I got a heart tattooed on the part of my body where it appeared in my dream. A few weeks later I met the guy I would marry.

...It's still work, though. I still have to look at the tattoo sometimes and remind myself why it's there.

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 1:48 pm 1

On Acting For, Anticipating, Speaking Back to the Male Gaze: In Praise of Adèle Exarchopolous

Since I haven't seen the movie, I don't have much to contribute but mainly just wanted to say that I really enjoyed this essay, too.

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm 0

On In Four Years, Man Arrested 62 Times For Trespassing (In The Convenience Store Where He Works)

@wallsdonotfall The story toward the end of the article about Saleh's harassment and intimidation from the cops is pretty terrible, too. What a fucked-up, infuriating story.

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 12:42 pm 1

On A Comic-Book Adaptation of "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

My favorite poem! So psyched to see this.

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:11 pm 0

On Parks and Rec's Jerry Gergich Welcomes You to His Organic, All-Natural Candy Corn Farm

I know it's gross and unjustifiable, and yet I love candy corn. Until I find out it's made of babies, I'm going to keep on eating it.

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 2:12 pm 0

On The Just Admit You're Pregnant Pie

@hallelujah I had to tell my boss pretty early on so he wouldn't take my extreme fatigue/nausea as something job-related.

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm 1

On Little Miss Misandrist

@Emby I keep them around for chores.

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 2:28 pm 5

On Little Miss Misandrist

I have two young sons, so this is useful (cue full-throated laugh).

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 1:39 pm 1

On Interview with Dr. Susan Robinson, One of the Last Four Doctors in America to Openly Provide Third-Trimester Abortions

@Masha Bean@facebook It's good that you're so confident about what God wants. That's not arrogant at all. Maybe God (if there is one) is totally cool with abortion because he/she takes a larger view of life than what your tiny brain can comprehend.

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 2:55 pm 4