It’s sometimes hard to explain that you have a friend you’ve never met in person. It’s even harder to explain that you became friends with them because they’re a commenter on TheGloss. More
Yes, it was a silly column. But did it really warrant rape threats? I was shocked that this column — the one about my exaggerated college experience as an attention-seeking prude — was deemed the end of feminism by Woman Kind. More
Fee-fi-fo-fum! I’m gonna troll just for fun! More
I’ve been listening to a lot of Willie Nelson lately. More
How can you tell the difference between someone who is out to infuriate the commenters – which is legitimate trolling – and someone who just has decided they hate you? More
Internet commenters have just taught me how to make them hate me more. I feel like I should teach a class in it. More
Look, every time I go over to another website and see, like, 300 comments on a post I don’t want to kill myself. That would be a ridiculous overreaction. More
Y U NO WRITE BETTER? More
In my experience, there are two good reasons to write on the internet. Neither is “so strangers will throw me a parade.” More
Maybe there are so few of them because, as a random office gadfly speculates “women – of any age – will never hate men as much as teenage boys hate women.” More
So, we certainly made some new friends over the 4th of July weekend! We made s’mores with them – all kinds of s’mores – and hung out by the pool and capered through the vineyard wearing ribbon belts and oh, it was fun! It was just such fun!
Also, our site got a lot of new commenters! Largely on these three posts. And they taught us a lot about ourselves. Being with them was like going on a voyage of self-discovery, like the fantastic voyage, but inside our souls, with fewer arterial clots. So, thank you, new commenters. Thank you for helping us understand what it means to be a woman. This, incidentally, is what it means: More
Melinda, baby, we miss you. Come back. Come back and do our nails and hammer inside our teeth. We think you’re smart. We do.
Jennifer and Ashley debate the proper care and feeding of trolls. More
Yesterday we wrote about whether or not anyone was using condoms. Answer: some of you are. At last check, the poll indicated that 68% of you either use them all the time or until you or your partner has been tested. And then there’s the other 32% of you who are insane wild risk takers who would probably like to go shark diving drunk. Here are some of your comments the offer insight into why so many of you are opting to skip the wrap (though I am a little surprised that no one cites religious reasons. I am expressing that surprise via a Pope condom picture): More