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15 Comments

    • Well, I know one or two who are doing alright, but, yeah. I mean, my response to that “it would be so much easier to be a lesbian” is always along the lines of, “Yes, it’s much easier to navigate the world when you’re constantly worried about losing your job, your home, your children, your family, your life…”

      • There’s always some holdouts skewing the curve.
        Although after reading that entire frat article from #299 I am hardly shaken in my suspicion that men are, indeed, often trash. So where are all the dudes wishing they could be gay and have that total Greek experience? Preferably not involving coma due to wine enema and ass rockets though.

    • I thought the point about the various social and economic justice movements that we (many of us!) participated in being effectively shut down by 9/11 was really illuminating.

      I mean, of course we all knew around the world about “security theatre”, but damn if those strings weren’t pulled anyway.

      Although I can really do without thinkpieces written by middle-aged hipsters reminiscing about how 80s music was “the best” and how it was a time of excellent money-making and yuppiedom. They sound like embarrassing old dad boomers, not to mention the questionble accuracy of some of their views on history. (Talk to the Brits about how awesome the Thatcher years were for them, for one glaring example.)

  1. More hetero nonsense blaming women for cishet male emotional uselessness. ”everyone” discourages men from showing emotions? In my experience women try and get them to open up to no avail.. sigh..

  2. Omg that heteropessimism article is so much fun, so many gems, “…’men are trash’ is not something I am personally invested in disputing. Yet in announcing her wish to be gay, the speaker carelessly glosses over the fact that she has chosen to stay attached to heterosexuality – to remain among the (slightly more than 2 or 3) women who are, despite everything, still straight.”

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