Monday, October 25th, 2010

You are Encouraged to Visit our New Lady Friend, The Hairpin

We wanted to invite you personally—so, yes, you!—to visit our new sister site, run by the funny and bizarre Edith Zimmerman and friends, particularly the phenomenal Liz Colville. It is called The Hairpin. Of course it is. Please do go say hi! Sad to say, this means that all topics even remotely regarding women (such as politics, robots, carpentry and global finance) will now be permanently banned from The Awl, which will now exhibit an even more extreme and rigorous manliness than it already does.

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Tulletilsynet (#333)

And what of "Letters to the Editors of Women's Magazines"?

It'll be replaced with "Letters to the Editors of The Awl's Sister Site Concerning Politics, Robots, Carpentry and Global Finance."

Matt (#26)


Also, mazel!


Can't you let the girls stay? I'm sure they would be very quiet and not disrupt our manly banter if we let them sit in the back of the class…

We'll see. Is a good point. I mean what if there's an international and we have no women here to explain it properly?

carpetblogger (#306)

We'd prefer to sit in the back, quietly talking amongst ourselves and mocking all the mansplaining.

HelloTitty (#830)

@Choire An international what? You men and your constant sex and/or bear talk.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

The Internationawle.

MattP (#475)

Oh man, if they get all of the lady bear posts, I'm going to be pissed.

MattP (#475)


MSP (#7,417) might be what you're looking for.

6h057 (#1,914)

"When you little scamps get together you're worse than a sewing circle."


Art Yucko (#1,321)


jolie (#16)

Speaking of which: Can we officially get the Stitch'n'Bitch going? (Which, because it's The Official Sewing Circle of The Awl Network, will be known as the Stitch'n'Balk.)

garge (#736)

@jolie, my uneducated-yet-nimble fingers demand an affirmative answer to this question!

mishaps (#5,779)

@jolie: We will all make clever, cynical scarves.

jaimealyse (#647)

I need help devising a cross-stitch pattern. I bitch about it a lot. Can anyone help?

Tuna Surprise (#573)

@jolie: I'm all game for a stich-n-bitch. I will even bring a box of wine to the first session. Unfortunately, the Tuna's lair is very tiny indeed and she cannot host more than about 8 people. Any venue ideas?

KarenUhOh (#19)

When are you adding an animal/pet site with a stabby-utensil-name to the Awl Network? Is "The Claw" taken?

I feel like I would fit in there, since I am now kinda stuck in no-man's-land.

MSP (#7,417)

The Claw will someday be the Internet's leading source of ursine- and pastry-related news.

Other stabby-utensil names for consideration:

The Auger – Blunt, manly talk about sports, women, and backyard drilling
The Dibble – A nuturing environment for emotional cultivation
The Router Bit – Pointed banter about woodworking and medieval French poetry
The Tattoo Needle – Relentless navel-gazing on those topics which really get under your skin


libmas (#231)

Well surely someone can come up with something suitably manly/olde-timey for The Awl's sex site? The post-hole digger?

myfanwy (#1,124)


Tulletilsynet (#333)

(Unisono:) \"The Internationawle is boring from within.\"

Flashman (#418)

And for lady readers of a certain age, The Shawl

hockeymom (#143)

I would go over I don't feel like I'm properly dressed for the occasion. Hat, gloves and pearls, I assume.

barnhouse (#1,326)

I especially love the logo.

jolie (#16)

I utterly <3 the logo.

alison (#14)

It is my favorite logo yet on the Awl network.

The Hairpin currently leads the Awl Media Empire in the logo division. Remember when The Awl asked for logo ideas/submissions? And then gave up, or something? I even scrawled a few lame attempts. Branding is hard!

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

I drew some but I never sent them in. BECAUSE I AM SHY.

Flashman (#418)

That is a right pretty logo, but is that not properly referred to as a 'bobby pin' rather than a hair pin?
I thought a hair pin was still like a big pin, awl-like in fact, used to keep hair structures in place and to repel over-enthusiatic suitors?

cherrispryte (#444)

You may be thinking of a hat pin.

garge (#736)

@brilliantmistake: I am still putting the finishing touches on mine. The contest isn\'t over, is it?!?

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

"Bobby pin" is a subset of "hair pin" thanks wikipedia.

hman (#53)

It's not pronounced 'Hairpeen' is it?

You know, the last time I was encouraged to visit someone's "new lady friend", I ended up getting photographed and fingerprinted.

So, once bitten!

kneetoe (#1,881)

This being the internets I'm just assuming these ladies will be naked.

jolie (#16)

I ask this in all seriousness: Which site will cover important developments in re Alex Balk's chest hair?

libmas (#231)

Surely those will be cross-posted.

tracybluth (#1,973)

I'm going to withhold judgment for now (hard for me!), but I'm not sure how I feel about this.

HelloTitty (#830)

Can't seem to login or register over there to comment. SAD FACE!

HelloTitty (#830)

Never mind!

Shouldn't the Brett Farve story be over there? He sent his peen pix to chicks you know.

mishaps (#5,779)

I am still waiting for Maura's Awl music blog.

You could call it "Those Little Plastic Things You Used to Have To Put in Your 45s to Play Them, What Do You Mean You Don't Know What I'm Talking About? Oh My God, I'm So Old."

I would enjoy Jolie's Songs From the Fern Bar.

jolie (#16)

Aww. Maybe Maura will give me a column – a retro cocktail'n'canape recipe & and MP3 every week!

SquarePeg (#1,098)

@Jolie: Yes. This.

MollyculeTheory (#4,519)

O no, The Hairpin is blocked at my work! Whattt.

I'm so glad Edith Zimmerman opted not to change her name.

"Edith Dylan" just doesn't have the same ring to it.

beatrixkiddo1 (#2,988)

Well, I am genuinely and un-ironically excited about this. That's not something that happens every day. Good luck girls!

Flashman (#418)

I feel I must strongly register my profound concern at this turn of events.
Without the calming influence of the fairer sex the tone of the discourse here at The Awl is sure to coarsen and become bawdy.

I know, right???

NinetyNine (#98)

"They like unified commenting systems generally."

Wait, what?


areaderwrites (#592)

Light greenish blue, the international background color for interweb ladysites.

henhawk (#2,853)

You bitch!

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