arethafranklinspurse
arethafranklinspurse
12/18/14
12:32 PM
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Interesting point. To me, these sour notes were too loud and distracting, but I'm sure others wouldn't find them so. I know doctors who can't watch medical dramas for the same believability gap, whereas the medical gibberish goes right over my head. (I would also throw up my hands if a client and therapist were Read more

12/17/14
12:41 PM
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I thought "Top Five" was too flawed to be a classic. The whole setup of Rosario Dawson as this totally unprofessional journalist—-really? You're taking a celebrity interview back to your apartment to change clothes and get your Flip camera because it's "your thing?" I didn't believe her in the role. And an Read more

11/17/14
11:17 AM
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I agree with you to an extent, but I'd also argue that nothing exists in a vacuum. So while the photographer certainly didn't stage the photo (and you could argue that he or she chose to photograph a child because it would elicit more empathy), the image of dying Africans in squalor can feed all those inherited racist Read more

11/14/14
10:10 AM
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When I delivered my stillborn daughter, we played "Calling All Angels" by the Wailin' Jennys. Anyone else have a song they played or sang to a lost child?

11/14/14
10:00 AM
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If only CPS got involved for something so "minor." My guess is it would take having the child molester living in the house to get them to act.

11/12/14
11:44 AM
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Okay, I'll say it. If you ever have kids, you'll understand. I'm not saying it's not annoying. I just spent a weekend with a friend who has a 2-year-old and it was all she could talk about it. And it was annoying. But I did the same thing when my now-6-year-old was a 2-year-old. Why? Because the early days of Read more

10/29/14
11:20 AM
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Chances are, the "report" we read was 100% made-up. I know you know that, but it just seemed worth saying.

10/27/14
3:20 PM
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"Issues that matter" like....the fact that women are perceived as the ornamental half of the species and therefore not fully human? Those kinds of issues?

10/27/14
12:47 PM
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Wait, you said that when you wear makeup your sales go up, right? Did I misread that? And no, of course you're not trying to lure men into your vagina, but when you look prettier, you get a better response——and probably from both sexes, I'd guess. Now"pretty" is one rather innocent point on the spectrum of sexual Read more

10/27/14
11:50 AM
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But there's a difference between being put-together and tidy (as with a suit) and with being pretty and sexually attractive to men, which is what the makeup is about. It's not the same thing. Maybe you decide that it's worth giving into it because you have to support yourself and you can't single-handedly change the Read more

10/27/14
11:47 AM
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And yet, Tracy, if women collectively decided to reject the notion that we are inherently ornamental, something would change. If we stopped funding the beauty industry, something would change. I don't have the power to change society by myself, but I do have the power to stop playing the game and can hope that others Read more

10/27/14
11:39 AM
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Oh geez. Honey, your "personal" standards didn't spring up in a vacuum. You want to have it both ways...be traditionally feminine in a way that gets you cookies from society while also being able to think of yourself as a liberated woman. It pisses you off when someone points out that maybe you're playing right into a Read more

8/20/14
4:46 PM
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I KNOW. I read the first three paragraphs and thought a)fuckyoufuckyoufuckyou and b) I'm so glad I live north of the Mason-Dixon. I know that this isn't really a representation of how all southern women think and fuck them for pretending it was.

8/20/14
2:22 PM
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Along these lines, I present this nauseating essay from Garden & Gun magazine about southern women. Lovin' all these retrograde values: Read more