I always felt super-stressed in airports, and after a lot of travel I realized that there were a few things causing it: one was noise, so noise-canceling headphones help in the terminal, and the other was unwieldy bags that I had to drag around and that kept falling off my arms. In the end I started traveling with an empty carry-on when I could, which I would end up filling with the inevitable odds and ends (and my purse) when I was in the terminal. Those purses with the strap on the back to loop around a rolling suitcase are great, too.
And, of course, things got less stressful once I realized you can drink in airports.
but in what world would "the discomfort that comes with the very idea of taking Viagra" outweigh excruciating and debilitating pain on a regular basis
I have actually said this at scientific conferences :(
@RNL the stubble isn't as bad on my arms, because it's softer hair (still dark as hell, but softer). So I tend to let it grow for a week or so and then shave it off again, before it gets TOO long. That said, I've gone through periods where I just said "screw it," because shaving my arms is just asking for cuts. The wrists, oh god, the wrists are awful. Epilators will work, but it's suuuuuuch a hassle.
Now, legs, i haven't found a solution there. Stubble is awful and super visible unless I shave literally every day, which takes forever AND THEN I get awful awful ingrowns unless I use TendSkin on a daily basis, and who has that kind of time/money, UGH, I wish I was brave enough to be like GOT WHAT I GOT but I am not. It's really, really dark hair and I have light skin. Please god please let me afford laser hair removal someday.
@cordovan sofa YES, I had a really hard time adjusting to the midwest. I'd cheerfully yell at friends about unimportant stuff and they'd be upset about it?? And then I'd mildly annoy them and they'd stop talking to me for an hour and it would FREAK ME OUT and I thought the FRIENDSHIP WAS OVER, basically it was all just a huge miscommunication all the time.
That said: shouting in a professional context is super uncool and I lose a huge amount of respect for people who can't keep it together when they're supposed to be working. Especially folks who yell at their subordinates — that tips right on over into abusive.
@celeec4@twitter Likewise. I've never had anyone say anything awful to me in person*, and I was lucky to have extraordinary support all the way through. That's doubtless due to the places i've gone to school and the people I've chosen to work with. But I HAVE had some weird experiences being hit on at conferences, and I know people who've had even weirder ones.
*(other than one random female high school teacher who, when I was doing outreach in graduate school, informed me that the boys in her class "are just better at science." Steam started coming out of my ears, because SHE'S TELLING HER STUDENTS THAT).
On Redefining Rape: Talking to Estelle Freedman About Street Harassment and Intersectionality in the Early 20th Century
On "The sexual narratives we absorb in youth are formidable, formative": What's Your All-Time Most Erotic Book?
@Courtney Jenkins@facebook I'm rereading them now, and they're just as sex-positive and genuinely feminist as I remembered. What a good choice 12-year-old me made.
In other news: George Cooper, amirite?
You know what I miss? Wrath Of The Gods. Now that was a game.
FWIW here are Stoya's thoughts on the project.