Do you remember Bryan Goldberg and Bustle? Check out the photo of the Bustle team at the top of this profile from a few weeks ago and join us in the P-Mag heavy bag/trampoline room.
Stephens: I have a friend who writes for Bustle and she’s posted on FB numerous times defending Goldberg and I just can’t…
Pileofmonkeys: He is typing on that woman’s lap. Nope nope nope.
Selena: This could be a fun listicle. “Based on this photo, this is how Persephone is different (better) than Bustle:”
Selena: 1. Where is their coffee?
Selena: 2. We have a firm “People aren’t furniture” rule.
Hillary: 3. We get to wear yoga pants and no bras.
Selena: 4. That wine on the floor probably didn’t even come from a box.
Hillary: (He thinks Jezebel has a “philosophical” voice. LMAO)
Pileofmonkeys: 5. No bros allowed
Stephens: 6. I bet they don’t have secret unicorn code names.
Pileofmonkeys: 7. Those heels are evening wear, not office wear.
Hillary: 8. We like ladies who are older than 34.
Pileofmonkeys: 9. We embrace ponytails and other lazy hairstyles.
Selena: 10. I don’t see any cheese. Or pets.
Pileofmonkeys: If that dude tried to use my lap as a desk, he’d pull back his typing hand as a bloody stump.
Selena: You could get yourself a pinky with a rapidly closing Mac Book. That shit is well designed.
Selena: 11. I bet none of them are fixing the database.
Savannah: 12. We have actual writers with disabilities
Pileofmonkeys: Their web team is all men, apparently.
Savannah: 13. We don’t hide our writers of color behind hair
Selena: 14. Our writers all come from different ZIP codes.
Stephens: 15. Our writers come in all the beautiful body types and sizes.
Alyson: 16. Do they even have queer voices at all? i haven’t been on the site so i am not sure…cuz we have queer voices in boatloads
Sally: 17. We actually practice what we preach.
Sally: 18. We believe that the definition of nontraditional publishing should maybe include room for a publisher who is not white, male and moneyed.