Some old dude.

On Twenty Additional Ways To Leave Your Lover

And it's all boy names, on The Hairpin, because why?

Pin him on a dilemma, Emma.
Distract him fatally, Natally.
Lead him into aporia, Jia.
Hold back what he needeth, Edith.

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 12:14 pm 0

On The Allies Pie

">51%: Why should I think I'm fooling anybody when the other male feminists aren't even fooling me?"

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 9:24 pm 0

On Opening Lines of Emily Dickinson Poems Not to Be Used as Pickup Lines

More like "You'd better find your socks and go home" lines.

Except for "I know some lonely houses off the road". (There's soda pop and the dancing is free.) Hot.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 10:18 am 0

On Let This Champagne Bottle Explain How 75% of Men Come Within 3 Minutes

If memory serves, I believe it has been established that the three-minute figure originated as a piece of deliberate disinformation. Some ten-minute dudes fabricated it so they would seem virile by comparison.

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 2:06 am 2

On 13 Camp Songs Where Someone Dies

Wait, no death song love for Mrs O'Leary and her cow?

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 2:18 pm 3

On My Brother, My Mother, and a Call Girl

Having some trouble imagining the Hairpin article in which someone tells the story of a father who hired someone to have first and only sexual congress with his disabled daughter (and yeah, without asking the daughter first). Neither easy nor pleasant to imagine this.

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 1:11 am 7

On This Is a Goodbye Post

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 11:18 am 0

On This Is a Goodbye Post

Boohoo! -- Okay but how will I know which is the real site and which ones are the anticipatory tribute sites?

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 11:18 am 5

On Get It, Girl

Sorry, I was way off on a tangent, wasn't talking about Tiresias but about people who tell you what "the ancient Greeks" thought. In the end, there are always period specialists to blame for statements like that, even if the article linked is not by one.

(For what it's worth, as for "the myth" being in Hesiod, it's not really. It's lots of places in bits, as myths are; the version of it that has the quote about the proportions of sexual enjoyment between man and woman comes from a long poem now lost, a handful of lines of which are quoted in extant later authors, who attribute it to Hesiod. Nobody much now thinks this attribution is plausible.)

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 11:45 am 0

On Get It, Girl

I am not in favor of kill the dumb in general but the tenure track dumb, yeah maybe.

Posted on April 1, 2013 at 4:11 pm 1