Plus which: "For Rebecca Woolf, maternal ambition led to the creation of her website, Girl’s Gone Child, in 2005, when she was 23 and had just given birth to her son Archer. She has since had three more children (a girl, Fable, and twins named Reverie and Boheme), and every day she posts staged photos of her kids that make her family life look like one big, wholesome-but-funky romp. Here are the twins wearing adorable handmade animal hats with ears! Here is a lesson in at-home bang trimming! Woolf, who lives in Los Angeles and whose husband is a television producer, points out that as the founder of a thriving blog, she does have a job."
This article is so full of angry-making that I think it MUST be baiting me (a single non-reproducing non-smoking Gentile.) Right? Noone thinks feminism is over because some affluent white women choose to stay at home, do they?
This was such a joy to read! I'm a print journalism veteran and good god, the pay really is terrible. As are the ridiculous tabloid contortions that the remaining print outlets are twisting themselves into to retain their shrinking audience.
The newspapers I worked for actually helped to dig that digital pit, by being actively hostile to the Internet until it was much, much too late. Another death blow was dealt when moguls started buying up and gutting newsrooms all over the country in the mid 90s (seriously, the New York Post was much farther to the left before Murdoch got his hands on it.)
I guess I don't really understand where the local ad money went. Are hair salons and pizza joints just not advertising anymore?
Dear NSGL, buy a vibrator. Give yourself the good loving you require, rinse and repeat. Polly is absolutely right - those toxic losers you are fucking are reflecting back to you something very broken and ugly in yourself. The only way forward is to fix what's broken, and no one can do that for you.
@Rachel Cohen@facebook: maybe. But actually, IMHO, no.
Wow. I'm realizing that "do the work" is the answer to 90% of the problems I've faced in life.
@Aloysius - STRONG AGREEMENT. His Alanis Morrisette slam is wholly unwarranted.
My mistake, I thought everyone stopped caring what Rick Moody thought about music a long time ago. His favorites mentioned in this same post are hopelessly narrow. His specific New England-based class angst is also SO two centuries ago.
I'm sure noone really cares what I think, either, but here's my two cents anyway: I largely agree with Mr Moody about Taylor Swift, but I caught myself singing along to Miley Cyrus recently and THERE'S NOTHING GODDAMNED WRONG WITH THAT.
@dham Good points - and absolutely normal to be interested in sex at 14 - but holy cow most porn _still_ grosses me out and I'm middle-aged (and have had occasion to try some of the things being depicted). Sex is a TOTALLY individual thing.
To both writers - it matters not at all what other humans think about your sex life/orientation. This is an idea that seems completely weird and impossible before a certain age, but after that it becomes clear that good sex is a gift you give yourself. Give yourself time and some room to explore. It's really the only sane pathway.