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Apr 9 2019
3

In that case, I can see them using Phillip or Doria to honor family members. Both go with Sussex. Somehow I wish they’d go with something slightly medieval, befitting her wedding dress and St. George’s.  Doesn’t have to be Aethelred or Wiencing or Tidburgh but maybe Abbey or Aurora or Emilia or Olivia.

Apr 9 2019
1

You’re right - jerks microwave smelly things in the group break room. Sexual predators conspire with a pal to set up a rape room next to the bathroom that they know girls at a party will need to use. They then lie in wait for a girl to use the restroom and push her into the room they’ve set up to assault her.

Apr 9 2019
2

Not surprising that it’s George Mason, since it’s part of the right-wing cabal that installed him in the first place. But we need a name for this kind of thing. It’s reputation management akin to greenwashing. They’re trying to whitewash his reputation by putting him into other “reputable” situations.

Apr 9 2019
4

My guess is Grace, after Grace Coddington, one of her style and feminist-artistic icons.  Grace Mountbatten-Windsor has a lovely, traditional feel but is also modern.  For a boy, I think they’ll go the Alexander route. Robustly old-fashioned and hip at the same time.

Apr 8 2019
2

In theory, yes. In actuality, not necessarily. Admissions offices try to put together certain kinds of classes, a holistic way of judging among candidates with equally good grades and test scores, so there’s no guarantee that the kid who lost a seat at USC because of these parents’ machinations would easily pick up a Read more

Apr 8 2019
1

I too do not understand how this would work. The child has to know whether she took her SATs or not, and those results are, IIRC, electronically transmitted directly to the schools. If someone else sat the exam with a phony ID, was that a retake?

Apr 7 2019
1

What does your gut say? You sound pretty unhappy and I’m with MintyCupcake that it doesn’t sound this therapist is offering you very many coping strategies for all the stuff that’s coming up. Ideally, you’d be BOTH uncovering the issues AND being able to take some baby steps while also taking care of yourself (or at Read more

Apr 6 2019
6

I’m so sorry this happened to you. One thing to consider is that - since he’s still married - this is further proof that it’s still all about him. He didn’t stop to consider the emotional unfairness of dropping this bombshell on you. He didn’t get divorced and THEN ask if you’d like to try things again. He’s still Read more

Apr 6 2019
2

How about some serious self-care and healing rituals for the house, all rolled into one? Maybe each time a repair gets made, sprinkle some basil around, bring in puppies to run around, and have someone over for cake. Conversely, you have permission, should you need it, to find another place that’s less challenging.

Apr 6 2019
5

What strikes me is how overproduced and interchangeable all these men are. It’s the rare song and person who are memorable. The rest of time, there’s a beat and a melody and it could be any one of two dozen men with likable voices singing, and they probably market-tested the twang. Not much original. When someone does Read more

Apr 4 2019
2

They have a CEO who was hired in-house when the culture was already bad so no big surprise that it continues to be awful. In-house hires can be fine or even desirable but only if it isn’t a guy who - as practically his first comment - says that women who should quit asking for raises and trust that they’ll get what Read more

Apr 4 2019
41

The Sun is a racist rag (owned, IIRC, by Rupert Murdoch) so this is just another piece of trash.  Good on her PR team from correcting the record.  Everything Megan goes through reminds me of what Princess Di endured.

Apr 1 2019
18

This raises a good point for me. There is a distinction between a magazine article that discusses controversial viewpoints and one BY people with those viewpoints. There is a further distinction between each of those and putting a person with those viewpoints on the masthead. The latter doesn’t just air out the view Read more

Mar 31 2019
1

To be clear, I haven’t heard other stories about Biden, so I was commenting mostly about Anita Hill’s situation and sexual harassers in general. In this incident about Biden, I see it as generational cluelessness, the privilege a white man, who’s been in power all his life, takes to lavish what he says he sees as Read more

Mar 30 2019
55

And what I’ve learned over the years is that comments like the ones Hill reported are designed not to get you to sleep with them but to put you off your game. You come in confident, you’re thrilled to get the clerkship or the job, and you’re competition. It’s hazing; that helps them confuse you, knock you off your Read more