Reader: I cried.
Reader: I cried.
Here’s the type of stuff Anastasia got into: In Anastasia, Ask Your Analyst, she buys a bust of Freud at a garage sale, and starts confiding to him about her mom issues, as well as the fact that her science-project gerbils have multiplied from 2 to 11 (“Sigmund, I have too many gerbils!”). In Anastasia on Her Own, she and her pipe-smoking father create a “Non-Sexist Housekeeping Schedule” to help her frazzled mother, which ends hilariously with Anastasia cooking a Ragout de Veau aux Champignons for her father’s ex-girlfriend and her own middle-school crush; and in one of the most bizarre tomes, Anastasia at This Address, she meets a wealthy 28-year-old SWM named Septimus Smith via the New York Review of Books personals section, with whom she corresponds; he ends up (spoiler alert!) being her best friend’s uncle.
I loved Anastasia Krupnik so, so much.
Sady Doyle, "Who Killed Adulthood?"
I really enjoyed reading this essay.
Anonymous said: It terrifies me how Emma Watson gave a speech on feminism that was so carefully geared not to offend the sensibilities of men, and they still threatened her with violence and exposure in a horrifying way. These men don't hate feminism, they hate women plain and simple
I think it’s a defining moment in the radicalization of young women when they realize men, as a class, absolutely and violently hate them.
Hello There!My name is Martin Frankel. I am 73-year-old 3rd generation retailer from Brooklyn, NY. My grandfather A. Frankel opened our family business Frankel’s in 1890 which I proudly own and operate today. Not to riddle you with family history, but I was also born at the store. The only time I ever spent away from was while I was serving with the US Army.I have proudly sold Red Wing boots long before many of you were born. I even have painted a billboard featuring a pair of Red Wing boots and there logo on the side the building facing the Brooklyn/Queens Expressway. I have been a believer in Red Wing brand.It kills me to have to write this letter as I always thought I was part of the Red Wing team. My employees have joked in the past and said that you cut me I would bleed Red Wing. I felt like I had the wind knocked out of me when I recent received a email notifying me that due to recent distribution realignments your account with Red Wing brands of America will be closed effective August 1, 2014.After many years I have been up a loyal customer. I am left speechless now when my customers ask me why I don’t carry Red Wing products anymore. A majority of my customs are union members that were devastated to find out that they were no longer able to get their Red Wing boots from me after many years of repeat visits. Almost every iron worker in the NYC area knows my store as the place to buy Red Wing boots. I know it to days age of big brands and big names mine doesn’t really hold up to the big boys. I am proud small business owner selling my last Red Wing Boots I have in my store on eBay.
Today one of my friends was dress coded for her bra strap showing and so she wrote on the gym shirt that they gave her. It reads “Dress Code: promotes the objectification and sexualization of young bodies, blames the wearer for the onlooker’s perceptions/actions, perpetuates rape culture, and is bullshit” On the back she wrote “You can’t shame me for something I’m not ashamed for”. It was really cool seeing all of the people’s reactions who saw it and I thought what she did was pretty cool.
YES YOUNG WOMEN STANDING UP FOR THEMSELVES