On Ask Polly: I Want to Get Laid But I'm Afraid of Oppressing Women

Maybe this guy is one of the women from #womenagainstfeminism trolling us to make a case study about how feminism emasculates men.

But seriously, letter-writer guy, you have tons of female friends, so you know how to have non-sexual relationships with women based on mutual interest. Become friends with one of those hotties first to find out if she's relaish material and trust your instincts. Maybe you just haven't found the right sexy-to-friend ratio and your mind and body is just telling you no even though your eyes are telling you yes.

(Also, therapy, and maybe meds, because you are dealing with some considerable anxiety.)

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 3:25 pm 1

On The Definitive List Of White Music Stolen By Black People

@Lady Pugilist Do you actually get the joke? Because it sounds like you are missing the point entirely.

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm 0

On The Definitive List Of White Music Stolen By Black People

The comments on this article are so fucking dense that the spambots are refreshing in comparison. Great list.

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm 0

On The Ka-Ching Zone

F-ing level 97. I'm wholly convinced that level is not beatable without financial investment. But I persist.

Seriously, though, I feel like Candy Crush of all games has an equivalent of that little note you mentioned. It's one of the few games I can cut myself off of because it literally forces me to.

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 4:17 pm 0

On Ask Polly: My Great Job At A Top International News Publication Sucks Ass!

Polly crushin' it today. This gave my brain a massage and a hug. Thank you.

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 3:34 pm 0

On Ask Polly: I'm a Drunk And No One Likes Me!

LW1: I had a really bad night that mirrors what seems to be happening to you often. I drank too much on New Years Eve many years ago, and apparently a switch flipped and I screamed at my ex in public and generally became a monster.

I didn't like that angry person inside. I began meds and therapy shortly after that, and eventually divorced my husband – which is what I'm getting to now. Make sure there are no toxic people in your life that are making you feel less than. Make sure none of those cool people you work with aren't feeding anything bad. You've acknowledged that you need to stop drinking, and when you see things with clear eyes, you may notice that there's something externally that is hitting on that darkness inside you. Remove it from your life.

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 11:34 am 0

On Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

I've been to Asbury Park once.

It was 2000, I was just out of high school and on a road trip with my ragtag group of friends. We were using an atlas (!) and plotted our way there to see a stop of a touring punk-oriented festival that I dare not mention.

I had no knowledge of Bruce Springsteen's legacy there, no context for anything.

We arrived on a foggy afternoon and parked near the beach. As soon as I stepped out of the van I felt like the wind had been knocked out of me. An amusement park ghost town. It was the coolest and most frightening thing I had ever seen. I'll always have a soft spot for it.

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm 0

On Girl Powder: A Cultural History Of Love's Baby Soft

Exclamation! I got a gift set when I was in 6th grade and I thought I was THE SHIT.

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 11:15 am 1

On Girl Powder: A Cultural History Of Love's Baby Soft

@maidenlane My high school boyfriend wore that and I secretly still have a soft spot for it!

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 11:13 am 0

On Literally The Worst Word On The Planet

See also: all other adverbs.

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm 0