A woman who hosts a comedy podcast about motherhood emailed me last night saying that she was researching a show she was going to do about the “mommy wars” and read a post I wrote about SAHMs but just can’t figure out if I have kids or not. She said, “I am brain numb from the research, I am going to go nuts not knowing.”
I didn’t want to be like “Google me” because that’s kind of rude, but you know what’s ruder? Emailing someone with a question before you bother to Google them. I mean really. Nice job on the research, lady.
Kelly calls herself “a flaming liberal” and a feminist, too. “I want my daughter to be able to do anything she wants,” she says. “But I also want to say, ‘Have a career that you can walk away from at the drop of a hat.’ —
— From the “Feminist Housewife” piece in New York.
1.) If you want your daughter to “do anything she wants” why do you need to qualify it with anything? Shouldn’t the statement just end there? Isn’t this whole piece about how you can be a housewife and a feminist because it was your choice? So do you want to stay home or not? Because when you add a caveat like that, it would appear that you don’t.
2.) This kind of bullshit is exactly what shapes the gender biases that we internalize when we’re little and holds us back when we’re grown.
3.) If you’re really a feminist, give the same career advice to your son.
“I believe in buying as much as you can, buying all of the time.” - Jill Zarin on her “jewelry philosophy”/lacking any kind of self-awareness/still dining out on the “Housewives” thing
I have Pope Pope in the attic.
You know who Jennifer Lawrence is! She just won the Best Actress Oscar? She was the one who tripped on the stairs when she was going to get her award, and it was adorable?
This is Tony Alamo Christian Ministries. This is a church.
You didn’t see the Oscars this year?
Did you call us because you have nothing better to do? Let me just say, real quick, the Lord’s coming back. Very soon. And He’s not gonna ask you how many movies you saw or which celebrities you knew. He’s gonna ask you what you did for his son, Jesus. He died on the cross, and He did that just for you, and that’s what we preach.
Wait, are you doing that thing where people pretend they don’t know what someone or something is to seem cool? Like, my friend is really cerebral and is into a bunch of obscure old music, and one time he claimed he didn’t know who the Spice Girls are. Which, obviously, is bullshit.
Did you hear anything that I just said?
This Vice piece “What Do Hate Groups Think About Jennifer Lawrence?” is the best.
Why wouldn’t you know what kind of phone you have?
There is NO reason why these pants should not be pulled up over his ass. Not only do they fit (they are tight on his calves) but they also have two fail safes to keep them from falling: elastic and a drawstring waist!
If I saw someone dressed like this on the street, I would be like, “Get a job, junkie.” If I saw someone dressed like this on the subway, I would be like, “Don’t look at me, sicko.” But I’d say both these things in my head, because it’s New York and I’m not trying to get killed by a druggie pervert.
Anyway, I think this kid has become so rich that he’s lost perspective on how homeless he’s coming across.