On Your Ebola Halloween Costume: A User's Guide

@Gef the Talking Mongoose I would feel safer if you talked to your designated office emergency coordinator about whether they had updated information about when, exactly, the bass should drop.

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm 0

On The Sad Parents of #Gamergate

"It's probably justified too as people may well have based spending decisions on biased information."

Oh NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOES! Someone may have bought a video game they weren't totally thrilled with! NOOOOOOOO! That TOTES justifies threatening real, actual people with death, rape, dismemberment, etc.

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:14 pm 0

On Why My Baby Doesn't Eat Animals

@Lily Hudson@facebook It really came across as pejorative, and weird and jarring and unnecessary.

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:02 am 0

On When a Man Grabs You on the Subway and Tries to Drag You Down a Flight of Stairs


Posted on September 3, 2014 at 9:29 am 0

On When a Man Grabs You on the Subway and Tries to Drag You Down a Flight of Stairs

@Anarcissie Grisly anecdotes, pls!!

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 9:27 am 0

On The Looming Threat of "Generation Z"

Did anyone notice that the people in the last picture were yanked from National Geographic's "What People Will Look Like in 2050" article? Good Golly, I wonder if Sparks & Honey got correct copyright permissions for using those photos.

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 1:29 pm 0

On Ask Polly: My Boyfriend Won't Stop Raging About My Sexual History


Dump him. Dump him. Dump him.

And while you're at it, find a therapist and figure out how you got to in luuuuuuurve and BFFsters 4eva in four months.

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 2:28 pm 0

On The Adventures of Not All Men

Not All Men need to stop sending me dick pics and "are you interested in married men?" messages on OKC, seriously.

I find this so irritating because while I, personally, may not have oppressed members of a minority, I can still acknowledge that, as a white American, I've benefited from living in a country that is still systemically hella racist, even if I'm not aware that it's happening at any given moment. Shrieking that I haven't personally done it doesn't mean I'm helping things any.

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 4:46 pm 0

On Ask Polly: My Boyfriend Is Secretly Catfishing!

I feel like we get a lot of letters from people being like "but we've been together X years and we live together and he's/she's my support and blah blah!"

But...so what? It's not like you get a magical token for every year you're in a relationship or that once you pass a certain level of involvement, you can't ever extricate yourself from that person.
In fact, your reward for sticking it out another year is Another Year of This Bullshit.
Yes, having children with someone means they're going to be in your life more or less forever in some form, but the rest are logistics. If you live together, you can move out. If you own property together, you can split it up. Just because you've been! together! for! six! years! doesn't mean you're doomed to be together forever. Consider it release for time served and GTFO.

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:05 am 4

On Ask Polly: I Moved To A New City To Be With An Emotional Vampire

I just finished reading J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy, and it has two characters in it that are basically the LW and her vampire. LW, if you're reading these comments, I'd highly recommend you checking it out.

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 11:08 am 0