Marx and Sparks
12:17 PM

This is something I keep struggling with, as I want to be aggressive with my student debt but also struggle to see the point. See also: therapy.

11:33 PM

Beyond is soy free and not mushy. And I went veg (23 years ago) not because I don’t like meat but because I don’t like animal cruelty. So I’ll continue to eat Beyond Sausages a couple times a month and be very happy about it.

11:29 PM

So the interesting thing about Beyond and Impossible, which started the trend, is that vegetarians and vegans aren’t actually their target market--it’s meat eaters. Which is why they have a stipulation that grocery stores must sell them in the meat section, not the tofu section. They want to create something so Read more

11:27 PM

The sausage is SO good. And, bonus, gluten free, unlike most fake meats, so I can actually eat it!

11:26 PM

This makes literally zero sense (though a lot of meat eaters are weirdly offended by vegetarians eating fake meat—perhaps cognitive dissonance coming out to play?). Meat tastes good. Vegetarians don’t want to contribute to animal suffering, climate change, and avoidable poor health. So you can have all the taste and Read more

11:13 PM

This is a weird ass take. Aside from everything else (that everything being, it’s not actually okay to ask people intimate questions about how they have sex just because they’re celebrities), Madame X is a fictional alter-ego and asking about it is worlds apart from asking Sivan how he fucks.

12:29 PM

If you haven’t already, I really recommend Pete Walker’s CPTSD: From Surviving to Thriving. It’s taught me so much about CPTSD and I come from working in the trauma field so was already pretty well educated but have learned so much.

10:38 PM

What’s funny is that bisexual women with husbands ARE a marginal(ized), underrepresented part of the population. As are bisexual women with female partners. But the few media representations we get of bi women tend to be women making out with women for the male gaze. And we know that bi women have higher rates of Read more

12:36 PM

This is like that interview with Hannah Gadsby where she points out that both Taylor Swift and Donald Trump can talk for five minutes without actually saying anything and people eat it up.

12:28 PM

I give fucks because Epstein has the power to name names and there are no doubt a lot of very rich and powerful men who have an interest in stopping that.

11:58 AM

I couldn’t possibly be an anti-vaxxer, after all, I regularly quote Albert Einstein.

2:27 AM

If you’re friends with someone who uses her gender to attack women and are fine with her defending Weinstein, you need to spend some real time evaluating your life.

1:50 AM

I think Jezebel writers and the organization as a whole believe Epstein is guilty and try to do right by survivors. But “alleged victim” is rape culture jargon that supports the notion that women lie about being raped. There are all sorts of ways to protect yourself legally without throwing victims under the bus.