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How did you trick or treat?

When I was kid, treat or treating was a well-oiled machine. I’d accept an invitation to join whichever friend lived in the tallest, wealthiest building. Their co-ops often had sign-up sheets which saved time by conveniently letting you know exactly which doorbells to ring. We’d start at the top floor and work our way…

Families, amirite?

I have a family member who’s been reaching out, ostensibly to offer her shoulder to me in a crisis situation but in actuality to insert herself into a conflict between me and another family member. I have twenty years of good reasons not to trust this person who has spent the last couple weeks imposing her offer of…

How 50 Famous Female Characters Were Described in Screenplays

This is fascinating. It’s hard not to notice that classic scripts tend focus more on the character’s persona whereas more recent scripts tend to parse their Madonna/whore placement and fuckability.

White Ally Pro Tip

Is there some dumbass White Ally 101 listicle that recommends sending unsolicited texts to your POC acquaintances after an event like Charlottesville to offer your support and virtual hugs? If so, can you not?

Does Anybody Get Handmaid's Tale Vibes From This Heartwarming Story?

A pregnant woman had a stroke and was rendered brain dead. Doctors detected the heartbeats from the twin fetuses and kept the mother alive in a vegetative state for four months until the babies could be delivered by cesarean. 

Tomboys Were Encouraged to Promote White Eugenics

Interesting article! Let’s discuss.

The Handman's Tale

Somebody made a thing. And it’s pretty funny.

Applying Makeup in Public

Applying makeup is on the list of subway etiquette don’ts, and Covergirl’s decided it’s a worthwhile cause to lead the charge against that. Is this really a stigma worth challenging? I don’t think anyone objects to a brief touch-up or compact check, but beyond that, I feel like bathroom behavior belongs in the…

OK Cupid: Filtered Inbox Edition Vol. 4

After four years of highly sporadic use, my OK Cupid inbox has met its maximum capacity and is in need of a big fat steaming dump. I felt the need to share this dump with you.

OK Cupid: Filtered Inbox Edition, Vol. 3 OK Cupid: Filtered Inbox Edition, Vol. 3

After four years of highly sporadic use, my OK Cupid inbox has met its maximum capacity and is in need of a big fat steaming dump. I felt the need to share this dump with you.

OK Cupid: Filtered Inbox Edition, Vol. 2

After four years of highly sporadic use, my OK Cupid inbox has met its maximum capacity and is in need of a big fat steaming dump. I felt the need to share this dump with you.

OK Cupid: Filtered Inbox Edition, Vol. 1 

After four years of highly sporadic use, my OK Cupid inbox has met its maximum capacity and is in need of a big fat steaming dump. I felt the need to share this dump with you.

Aunt Lydia of The Handmaid's Tale

Is anyone else confused about the seeming omnipresence of Aunt Lydia?

Mainpage Polyamory Article Follow Up

This article is a nice supplement to the recent Times piece on polyamory. As always, I’m here for your AMA on ENM. Two drink minimum, tip your waitress.

Holy Crap, Kinja is Forever

Every now and then, you get a like on an old-ish article. Even more precious is the rare comment on a truly ancient article. But the height of Kinja is the screed reply on a five year old Hugo Schywzer article. Yes, THAT Hugo Schywzer article. Good grief.

Check Out This Web Series!

In spite of yesterday’s mainpage anti-poly sentiments, or perhaps because of it, I’d like to share the wonderful, brand new web series Unicornland. It’s the most true to life glimpse I’ve ever seen into the poly/ENM and kink communities. Season 1 is just 8 well constructed vignettes you can screen in under an hour!

I'm Irrationally Pissed Off About A Meme and I Need To Vent

An article surfaced a couple days ago about this year’s wave of celebrity deaths, the premise of which a handful of my friends have either shared or taken to paraphrasing as if it’s their own original thought. The gist of it is, “2016 didn’t kill our faves. Mental illness and substance abuse did.”

What Are My Best Options?

None of the MetroCard machines at my subway stop are in proper working order. The screens and keypads are all covered in mysterious sticky gunk, having been sabotaged by the young men who stand at the turnstiles, scalping swipes from abandoned cards they find on the ground.

Hivemind: How Do I Educate My Mother About the Benefits of Medicinal Marijuana?

My mother’s currently in treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma. She’d been in remission for four years until a recent scan showed that it had spread to other parts of her body. I’d like her to consider every viable option available for her healing process, and I think that marijuana is among them.

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