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Category Archive: kvetches

Jul 27 2011

Types of Moronic Blog Comments I Get

[Snark Warning, obviously] When I receive comments like this either on this blog, on my Tumblr, on Facebook, or in person, I kind of want to shoot myself in the face. “Yeah well, I’m [insert group name here] and this doesn’t apply to me.” I will personally give you $20 if you can find a …

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Jul 25 2011

Leggings Are Pants, End of Story

[TMI Warning] Since most of the people who read this probably know me in person, I can probably assume that you, my reader, know how I look. Specifically, you may have noticed that I’m curvy. And when I say curvy, I’m not using that as a euphemism for “fat,” because that’s not what I am. …

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Jul 21 2011

Got a Job? No Fun For You

[Snark Warning] I read one of the advice columns in this month’s Cosmo. A woman was writing in and asking if it would be okay to wear a top that reveals her tan lines to work, provided the top was modest and work-appropriate. The response was, no, it wouldn’t. Why? Because you wouldn’t want your …

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Jul 14 2011

Got Sexism?

I apologize for the complete lack of posts lately; I’ve been busy volunteering and exploring New York City, where I am currently located. However, I’ve decided to crawl out of my Russian-food-and-thincrust-pizza-filled cave in order to comment upon this: What are we looking at here? Silly-looking men holding cartons of milk? Not so simple. These …

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Jun 16 2011

Things Not to Say to a Depressed Person

[Snark Warning, TMI Warning] You would think that most people have this depression thing figured out by now. Almost everyone knows at least one person who has it. And by depression, I’m referring to major depressive disorder–not feeling sad, not having the blues, not going through a breakup or divorce, not losing your job, not having …

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May 28 2011

Dillo Day: Not For Me

[TMI Warning] Today is Dillo Day, a Northwestern tradition that dates to 1972. It’s a music festival that happens each year on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. We get to see several musicians, including some very well-known ones (B.o.B. this year) for free. Of course, because Northwestern is a college, it is only natural …

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Feb 20 2011

Kids These Days

I am going to do something I rarely do–label something with an “ism.” A post on CNN’s health blog, The Chart, points out that oral sex can increase cancer risk–valuable information, to be sure. But for some unknown reason, the blog frames the information like this: Here’s a crucial message for teens: Oral sex carries …

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Jan 25 2011

Northwestern Doesn't Care About its Students

Evanston, Illinois, which is where I go to school, has a stupid housing ordinance that states that no more than three unrelated people may live together in a house or apartment. It’s intended to ensure proper upkeep because, apparently, people who aren’t related to each other don’t care about the state of their housing, whereas …

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Jan 23 2011

Dressing for Depression

This Jezebel post caught my eye the other day. It’s called “Dressing for Depression” and basically suggests ways to put an outfit together when you’re depressed. As you might know, one of the symptoms of depression is that it becomes really, really hard–sometimes practically impossible–to do simple everyday things, such as getting dressed. This post …

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Jun 25 2010

Exhibitionist Journalism

So, yesterday this little gem was posted on Salon.com, an online news magazine that I generally like a lot but that, unfortunately, frequently falls into the trap of sensationalism. The piece, by Holly Kretschmar, describes the author’s experience with cooking and eating her placenta after giving birth to her first baby–a course of action recommended …

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