On Having It Blergh

Thanks for posting! The article is really interesting. Especially this from HGB:
There is, then, no small absurdity in the fact that Brown’s vision omitted children. Only six of the 462 pages of “Having It All” mention them, and Brown has a hard time disguising her suspicion that children aren’t so seamlessly integrated into her program. Admitting her own lack of firsthand knowledge on the subject, she quotes several of her time-starved mother-friends as authorities and sounds mildly flummoxed that anyone would willingly undertake such an endeavor: “Isn’t that a hard sell if you ever heard one?”

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 5:37 pm 0

On Nickelodeon's Diversity "Problem" Is That It Likes Diversity

@octagonfudge Those dudes were wrong! ALL of the characters in Alien were written genderless and raceless. The writers wanted to be open to every kind of actor out there and hire the best person for the job. We were making progress in the 70s, what happened?

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 3:25 pm 0

On Ask Baba Yaga: Is a Man Ever Worth Fighting For?

You can't fight for people. It doesn't work that way. People feel what they feel, it's not logical and as much as we try we cannot change their feelings. At the most you can put a lot of energy into this and sustain it for a while, but in the end it will be what it will be. Let him go and let yourself move on, and eventually find someone you wants to be with you as much as you want to be with him.

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 3:11 pm 0

On The Health Care Pie

@steponitvelma In my state subsidies start at 28K. I make 30K. Of course I've checked out the exchange! That is where I got the rate from.
I love the reforms and support them. But the fact is, insurance is still unaffordable for a lot of us in the middle income brackets. If you don't qualify for subsidies you are screwed. Check out your own state's exchange and type in your salary and age and see how expensive insurance plans are. If you've never had to buy your own insurance, it may shock you. It's crazy expensive, still.

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 11:10 am 0

On When a Man Writes a Woman

@chickpeas akimbo Hm. Maybe we can't divide the male characters into categories because they are all pretty boring (except for Tyrion!)? That series was always about the female characters for me. They are much more dynamic and interesting.
But maybe we can divide them into groups because society is forcing them to choose sides: survive by being totally tough / rebellious or survive by being totally subservient / subversive.

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm 0

On When a Man Writes a Woman

@sarahspy Oh god! I loved that book. It's really fucking great.

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm 1

On When a Man Writes a Woman

@queenofbithynia Your comment confuses me. You don't pay attention to your surroundings? Huh? I guess Leon's comment about that only being a priority for women was a little confusing to me, too. I just generally think it's a good idea to be aware of your surroundings, and what's going on, whether or not you're a man or a woman. Because PEOPLE get mugged, and shit.

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 2:55 pm 1

On Estate Jewelry: The Original Burning Man and A Ring For the Birds

The parrot bracelet! I thought for sure it would be an Arts and Crafts, circa 1900, piece. But no! It's from the 70s? God, it's gorgeous. Now, this is the kind of piece I would wear to the Oscars, with a very simple gown.

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm 0

On What If Gwyneth Paltrow Is Merely a Mirror of Our Own Obnoxiousness?

@dracula's ghost "Any time you are worrying about your acne or that text some boy sent you instead of dying in a refugee camp you're exercising a level of privilege pretty much un-glimpsed by the vast majority of humans who have ever lived on this earth!!! "
Hyperbole and guilt do not help people dying in refugee camps.

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm 2

On Saying Sorry Is a Pretty-Girl Trick

@sox Yeah, I agree with you. A lot of us on here have tried cocaine, or even used it 10-15 times. I didn't like it much, personally. Whatever. I've got friends who do it once or twice a year.
There is a difference between a drug experiment, occasional recreational drug use, drug abuse and drug addiction. Just like there is a difference between trying beer once and getting drunk every day.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 7:54 pm 2