"Not Showing Interest and Playing Hard to Get (It Attracts the Wrong Kind of Guys)" - I have to wonder...how do you know this is what women are doing?

And the reason I wonder this is that I can't tell you how many times I have genuinely NOT been interested…


LOL at your assertion about how things have gotten so much better while you are using the exact same sexist framework to respond to me that men on the internet have used against women FOR YEARS. The unoriginal "you must be fun at parties" followed by the ubiquitous "just kidding"…


Oh, and if you want an anecdotal example of the economic reality: my Mother, who had a high school degree and no work history, landed a job when I was in high school that paid exactly as much as I make as an adjunct professor - though she had good benefits and job security, unlike me, and very obviously the cost of living is FAR higher now than it was in 1983. So spare me the fantasy peddled by writers with a romanticized view - I'm too busy trying to survive working two jobs while being buried by student loans to take reading assignments.


And the fact that you needed to move the goalposts pretty much proves my point, not yours. I specifically pointed to two very important places where things are absolutely MUCH worse for every successive generation when I specified "economically and environmentally." You can throw whatever pop psychology at me that…


I truly think you've gotten a fact fundamentally wrong about Gen X that undermines your entire argument, and it has to do with numbers, and power: in 2019, Gen X represents 19.85% of the population. In 2018, Gen X held less than 10% of the corporate CEO positions, and up…


Facebook announced that they are banning Q-Anon, and all across the platform liberals rejoiced. However…is this really going to help, or could it actually make matters worse?

If you aren’t familiar with Q-Anon, perhaps you should consider yourself lucky. Like all bad things on the internet, it’s a group delusion…


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All week long, protests have erupted with people rightly decrying the state of police brutality after the barbaric and horrific deaths of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, Ahmed Arbury, and way too many more black people who were killed for simply existing. And I have to admit, I’ve had terrible FOMO


For the past week, I’ve watched arguments regarding whether we should “reopen the economy”, which is nothing but a nonsense phrase invented by Trump that disregards the reality: the economy never closed. Many businesses closed, but for the so-called “essential workers”, most of whom are treated as anything BUT essential…


When I was raped, I didn’t know it was called a rape. It was a rape, wasn’t it? I still question it. I still think it was my fault, that I was stupid, that I shouldn’t have trusted this guy, that I shouldn’t have let him into my home…but he…


My Father-in-Law thought Americans were the very best people in the world. To me, who grew up like many of us taking my freedom for granted and mocking tacky displays of flags-n-eagles, this was just corny. But worse…I felt alienated from my country, from the barrage of stupid commercials, from…

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