Tag: Love

Good advice from smart people

Do you read Ask Polly? I love Ask Polly. She and Captain Awkward are my favorite advice-givers in all of internet land. And she has some particularly good advice this week, for both a woman who’s boyfriend isn’t treating her right, and another who is afraid to end a dysfunctional relationship with a heroin addict. They’re both scared of being alone. Polly says, in a way that feels especially right to me at this particular moment in my life (which is how we always read advice columns, isn’t it?):

The deficient single woman

Chally is a former Feministe staffer. She writes at Zero at the Bone. I’m really quite troubled by the centring of romantic/sexual relationships at the expense of all other ways of organising lives. Right now, I’m going to explore this…

Pet Peeve

If you’re riding the subway during rush hour and it’s time to get off the train and walk up the stairs, it’s also time to put your newspaper down. I understand you may be reading a really interesting article, but…

Dear Baby Boomers,

It’s been almost 40 years since Woodstock. The babies conceived there are getting gray hair and crow’s feet and are old enough to run for President themselves. Some of them have kids who are old enough to fight in the…

Be my guest

Dear Serena Joy Ann Coulter, If you are of the opinion that women should not vote, you are welcome to stop voting at any time. And, for that matter, doing anything to support the Republican party. Love Regards Signed, Zuzu…

Awesome Feminist Singer-Songwriter

First, congrats to Michael Hussey for his Best Local Political Blog award! It is very well-earned. He passes on the message that Lorna Bracewell performed at the awards ceremony, and that she brought down the house. Check her out —…