MsAllyCat
msallycat
Dec 29 2016
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This is a beautiful piece that perfectly encapsulates how I’ve felt most of my adult life but especially now after Cheeto Voldemort was elected. I’m so glad I’m Buddhist — chanting regularly plus reading Jez commenters are pretty much the only things keeping me sane these days. Oh, that and the occasional Muay Read more

Jun 29 2015
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I agree: judges are nothing if not biased. But in your opinion, how does Ruth Bader Ginsberg fair? I generally agree with her opinions, so of course I’m biased, but how does she rate in terms of impartiality?

Jun 29 2015
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You make excellent points. Scalia and his ilk are all hypocrites who conveniently forget the principles this country was actually founded on. Read more

Jun 25 2015
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Your breakdown of the reasoning process for these toy companies must be completely on the mark. I mean, they have to believe boys are femme-phobic and girls are just into Barbie to continually manufacture near-exclusively male action figures. I think my daughter is tired of playing with Thor and Batman action figures Read more

Jun 24 2015
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This is such a difficult and complex concept to understand. Thank you for laying it out so clearly (and with awesome historical references); it really helps to make sense of the complexity.

Jun 24 2015
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Wow, what a disappointment. I loved the movie for all the reasons you’ve outlined here and learning about the main character’s motivations and their past experiences would have added that much more to my enjoyment of the film. But instead we get stereotypes and women as objects victims of sexual violence. The writers Read more

Jun 24 2015
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Is some of this at least due to the scales being incorrectly calibrated (either intentionally or not, who knows)? What a load of BS. And this is why I stick to Sprouts instead of blowing $90 for a bag of apples and some soy jerky at Whole Paycheck.

Jun 18 2015
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Holy crap, that’s a lot of dependents (cats, dogs, kids, husband)! No wonder you’re so busy. With two kids, two cats and a husband who works long hours, it’s never easy.

Jun 18 2015
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OMG, it’s like you’re reading my own journal about working from home! So. Many. Distractions. (I don’t argue on reddit, but that might be a nice distraction addition to my day.) Read more

Jun 18 2015
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Thank you for sharing. It’s always interesting to see how pregnancy/maternity leave and women’s reproductive rights are viewed (and legislated) in other countries. From what I’ve read and heard, Canada and most countries in Europe are far more progressive and give women and their partners waaayy more help during and Read more

Jun 2 2015
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I was totally skeptical before trying it, but after several months, I’ve come to LOVE my acupuncturist. He’s helped me with muscle/neck pain, insomnia, allergies and even tinnitus (ear ringing). I could totally see being wary of trying it, though, because some of the needle placements can be intense and even painful. Read more

Jun 2 2015
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I agree with all of these (why do I need to spend money on ribbons that will just be thrown away or eaten by the cat?). Also, since I live in Los Angeles, there are so many other expenses that ruin adulthood. My personal favorite has been home ownership. Yay, financial responsibility. Boo, house upkeep, repairs and Read more

Jun 2 2015
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Thank you for sharing. I so feel your pain. I had two miscarriages, and even though now I’m fortunate to have a beautiful son and daughter, sometimes I still feel sad and wonder about those two children that might have been. And I agree, talking about it helps; we shouldn’t suffer in silence.

Mar 26 2015
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I thought this was an early April Fool's joke. But apparently, everything in Australia really does want to kill you.

Jan 25 2013
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I completely agree. Sensitivity and intuition are severely undervalued in our culture. As someone who is highly sensitive to others and my environment, my cruel narcissistic mother took great delight in (trying to) destroy me as a child. She's the monster and yet I'm the one who's the abuser for daring to disobey her. Read more

Dec 11 2012
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I have to say that one (of the many) things I like about being in my mid-30s is I get way less unwanted attention from men these days—like the kind you're describing here. I imagine it's not just the encroaching crow's feet next to my eyes but my more confident demeanor that repels all the creepy dudes and Read more

Dec 4 2012
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Hell, I didn't have HG, but I felt like pregnancy was some cruel cosmic joke dreamt up by the likes of Todd Akin. Beyond the nausea, I had extreme exhaustion, gas, chronic constipation (sorry, TMI), pee breaks every 30 minutes, aversions to almost every food, painful breasts, round ligament pain, exhaustion (did I Read more

Nov 16 2012
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Clearly, I need to add "poop-denier," " stank-snake" and "shit-filled cookie jar" to my everyday vernacular.

Nov 16 2012
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You're not alone! My office Wi-Fi reaches to the bathrooms outside our suite, so I can read Jez while pooing and without using any 4G data. It's perfect!