When “Not Interested” Isn’t Enough

Last September, XOJane published an article titled “Stop Saying ‘I Have a Boyfriend’ To Deflect Unwanted Attention” that’s been making the rounds again this week.
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Best of P-Mag: Don’t EVEN Get Me Started, Mythical Bootstraps College Student

There are few things on the Internet that I enjoy more than a thorough dissection of why, exactly, someone is very very wrong (see also: Susan vs Dr. Laura and her takedowns). The following image was met with quite a bit of scorn (and quite a few rude gifs) on Tumblr and elsewhere, but Buster Blonde went the extra mile and did all the research to completely eviscerate it. -Hillary Read More Best of P-Mag: Don’t EVEN Get Me Started, Mythical Bootstraps College Student

Meh, Go Ahead and Commercialize My Christmas

It seems that every year, just around the time that string lights and inflatable Santas start to fill up America’s front yards, people start bemoaning the fact that We as a People have lost sight of what Christmas is Really About. Instead, all we care about is buying and exchanging stuff. Read More Meh, Go Ahead and Commercialize My Christmas

It’s too easy!

I’m sure that not a lot of people have the unusual hobby of reading gaming website forums, but it’s something I like to do when I have a bit of free time. You can meet human nature in all its grandiose existence. One of the frequent comments that I see online about games in general is that they are too easy. People complaining that this to that game is made for “casual” gamers. But are games really becoming too easy? Through my hobby, I found that I could classify these people into 3 categories and I discovered a few things about the difficulty of games. Read More It’s too easy!

Art or Not?

While traveling the web I often stumble upon arguments debating whether some object or media is art or not. Most of the time the arguments appear over a commercialized product be it a novel, music or video games. I’m sure everybody heard or said at least once: “They just do it for money” and sometimes something stops being artistic enough to be considered art, simply because someone doesn’t like it anymore or too many variations exist on the idea of it. Read More Art or Not?

Crowdsourcing Charity

I’ve been bobbing along in the introweb tubes for a long time.  From BBS to forums to blogs,  I’ve watched and to a lesser extent participated in all sorts of internet communities.  I’m mostly a lurker, I like to read and get to know a community before I jump in.  As such, I think I’m fairly well versed in how internet communities work from an armchair sociologist point of view. Read More Crowdsourcing Charity

Breaking News: Women Like Beer

First, a disclaimer: I know there are lots of women who don’t like beer. That’s fine! Since I’m an equal opportunity drinker, I have never judged someone for being into wine or spirits. This is not about women who don’t like beer. It’s about the assumption that NO women like beer. Read More Breaking News: Women Like Beer