Again, those pieces take longer, and this is a website that needs to more than just a piece every few days for its authors to get the traffic it needs to stay afloat. Every site that makes its money on traffic and not subscribers needs its share of filler content. You can’t possibly be so dense you can’t understand… Read more
The girl just wrote a personal essay about how she barely had enough money to pay for the bare necessities *before* her husband got laid off, and you thought it was a great opportunity to attack how she makes a living. It doesn’t matter that Joan is not your friend or that this is not her personal essay, because… Read more
Wise words eloquently written.
I’m sorry you’re in such a bad situation. I hope you can at least talk to a help line for what you’re feeling now. For what it’s worth, I am for making as much of a (nonviolent) fuss in as public a place, preferably with political importance, as you can. It’s possible you will get help, but if not, there’s still someth… Read more
Due to a spinal injury I lost my state job, and can’t be released to work. My husband is a chef and is now barely getting part time hours in a rich resort town in N Idaho. He has med insurance and I do not. There is no savings and we struggle to pay for our little trailer. He is scared to go to work where they are… Read more
Such a back-handed compliment, but I agree: this was good. And Joan does personal pieces quite well. Jezebel should take note and do more like this, less about YouTubers who don’t even deserve the snark.
Seriously. Kicking someone who’s clearly down in the guise of praise is gross. Especially since Joan clearly needs all of the other writing assignments to get by. These sort of pieces take more time than an aggregated gossip column. She can’t make a living on them alone, at least not at this phase of her career.
This was heartbreaking and I hope it gets widely read so the message gets out - about the specific crisis but also about the grinding uncertainty of life before the crisis.
I also really, really hope that somehow, this crisis is survivable and there’s something better when it’s passed. Somehow.
I’m sorry your husband lost his job, but I’m happy you guys will have a place to live. Hopefully this virus won’t last long. Maybe someone will get the idea to buy a restaurant, remove the seating, add create mini-kitchens for chefs to rent and start their own take-out, walk-up restaurants.
I was born and grew up in San Francisco and I’m really, really old.