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@cupcakecore@twitter That's an interesting way of looking at it. What I always imagined is that it's a good escapism for evangelicals, because many of these books romanticize evangelical life as thrilling and somewhat dangerous, compared to the Amish way of life. They get the same thrill of seeing a protagonist do something "naughty" and daring, without having the book's characters do anything they're actually morally opposed to.

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm 0

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@Woman Laughing Alone With Boas I was just so confused by her statement that she liked Jessica Valenti's "Yes Means Yes," and the notion of enthusiastic consent, but still felt the way she did about the scene in "Girls." That was exactly what the book was about: defining rape as the absence of a "yes," rather than the presence of a "no."

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 11:55 am 3

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@TheLetterL Soylent Qream

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 10:29 am 51

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@City_Dater Also, wealthier neighborhood associations and NACs have the money to hire street cleaners.

They also have more time and resources to pursue legal action if people are illegally dumping trash there. There are terrible contractors who just go to poor neighborhoods to dump their commercial trash instead of driving all the way to the dump. And consistently get away with it.

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm 3

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@City_Dater Here's the thing: structural racism is there in urban planning, too. There are a lot more trash cans on a lot more corners of wealthy blocks than there are on poor blocks.

Next time you're in a "trashy" neighborhood, look for public trash cans and note how well-tended they are. It's not always the case, but there's definitely correlation.

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm 8

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@baked bean Whelp, I'll be the first to admit that this article is my first time learning that it's not "jipped." Not that it's a word that comes up often, but I'm cringing now trying to remember past uses. Thank you Hairpin for helping everyone be less racist!

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 1:46 pm 1

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@A. Louise To think that I was listening to Christian rock, wishing I was listening to Hanson when I could have been listening to Neutral Milk Hotel. :(

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 11:11 am 4

On Dance/Emote/Smoke Clove Cigarettes Mix 1998

@travelmugs Also, remember family trips to the video store? RIP.

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 10:15 am 6

On Dance/Emote/Smoke Clove Cigarettes Mix 1998

@sarah girl This was my choice every single time my family took a trip to the video store for the better part of a year. My mom had to beg me to watch anything else.

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 10:14 am 3

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@FickleMoon YES

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 10:12 am 0