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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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16 Responses

  1. Kristen from MA
    Kristen from MA March 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm |

    Awesome, truly.

  2. Sandy
    Sandy March 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm |

    A+, would lol again.

  3. Marksman2010
    Marksman2010 March 21, 2012 at 2:38 pm |

    I’m confused.

  4. Nahida
    Nahida March 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm |


  5. Echo Zen
    Echo Zen March 21, 2012 at 3:47 pm |

    The ending is heartbreaking, and hilarious. :-p

  6. Chataya
    Chataya March 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm |

    Aw, Jill, how could you just let that one go? He seemed like a real…prize.

  7. suspect class
    suspect class March 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm |

    He is more man than any other! I’m not sure what that means, or how you quantify such a thing. Maybe it depends on what bumper-sticker version of man-ness you ascribe to.

  8. EG
    EG March 21, 2012 at 6:31 pm |

    I know this is going to get my mean bitch card taken away, but I feel kind of sorry for him…

  9. Kristen J.
    Kristen J. March 21, 2012 at 7:39 pm |

    Hmmm…I find his claim of manliness is not substantiated by the official record. He is now deemed a catamaran.

  10. suspect class
    suspect class March 21, 2012 at 8:24 pm |

    Maybe he’s part man, part sea-faring-vessel. Which would make him more man than any other catamaran I’ve ever seen.

  11. Miriam
    Miriam March 21, 2012 at 9:39 pm |

    Well played, Jill. I LOLed.

  12. Amelia ze lurker
    Amelia ze lurker March 21, 2012 at 10:14 pm |

    Boy, he sure got offended at your attempt to avoid being heterosexist, didn’t it? Sounds like a REAL catch.

  13. Kristen J.
    Kristen J. March 22, 2012 at 9:02 am |

    Maybe he’s part man, part sea-faring-vessel. Which would make him more man than any other catamaran I’ve ever seen.

    Ha! Well played.

  14. Susan C
    Susan C March 22, 2012 at 12:08 pm |

    You and Leila of The Leila Texts should collaborate!

  15. samanthab
    samanthab March 24, 2012 at 7:01 am |

    I kinda take issue with the intro there. We ALL attract weirdos, because there are a lot of fucked up men out there who are encouraged by a fucked up society to believe that they’re entitled to harass women. Your intimations of self-blame make me a little squicky because this is something I’ve heard over and over again from women, usually uttered in sad tones: “*I* attract weirdos.”

    I know that you’re probably well-informed enough to get this; I still think it’s not a great meme to perpetuate because so many women aren’t. I guess I can keep my mean bitch card! (No, really it’s something I’m always sad to hear from women because my younger mean bitch self did the same thing.)

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