This is really lovely and now I am crying in the office. Thank you Cord and Cord's mum. And point taken about getting annoyed about nonsense. I will check that in myself, for today at least.
Why the talk about "mistakes". Failed contraception for example is not a mistake. It just is. Like the weather. Mistake is a softer way of saying "oh dear, you did something silly, I want to blame you but I'm going to be forgiving". This is not an advance. Sometimes people get pregnant when they don't want to be. That's all that needs to be said. I had an abortion and it certainly wasn't the result of a mistake.
What I like about this is that it is really smart and the arguments are unassailable. Not that the helps the morons particularly - but it helps me to know that we (annoyed women/Hairpin readers/sensible others) have good reason, logic and intelligence on our side in this endless battle with bad stuff.
I thought this was going to be Christopher Cross's Arthur theme tune.
I'm actually going to patent my own yoga outfits. I bet nobody else has ever thought of wearing to their yoga session a once-white-now-grey Gap tshirt with some slightly baggy-at-the-knee running leggings which got repurposed when I stopped running. They are very particular to me, being soggy with sweat and rather larger than the average yoga outfit. I am going to patent them right now and the sue the downward doggy arse off of anyone I see wearing anything similar next week.
Yup to all of this. I think of it as - "Hold on, I never said I was doing a survey"
Sideways was the worst for this slacker unattractive man deserves and gets amazingly attractive girlfriend thing. And worse because it was somehow supposed to be a subversive, alternative film. Not subversive enough to make the point that men don't get what they want just because they are men and they want it.
Great interview on both sides! I didn't realise Jennifer Weiner had written so much. I am in the UK so she's a bit on the radar but not the poster girl for "don't call this chick-lit" - I think that's probably Marion Keyes here who also writes really fun, compelling books often with dark, dark themes (addiction and domestic violence being two recent ones) and who gets stupid book covers slapped all over her books and a chick lit label. Anyway, off to find some more Jennifer Weiner to read.
oh good lord. What a terrible, terrible story. Wishing strength for Cindy's family and her boy.
Just had a little eye-prickle at Maya, Lesley, Carlo and Elmo. She was amazing - her musicality in her poems and just doing this little sketch on Sesame St.