On Broke Young People Will Always Have Paris

@annev17 The other day I saw an ad for an "apartment" of 5,38 square meters which was called "an ideal pied-à-terre". It was very affordable (€ 34,000 fees excluded! A real bargain considering you can't buy a parking space for that, studio apartments go for 15x as much) I'm pretty sure the poster ommitted "oh and it's in my sub-basement and your bathroom will be a bucket, if there's still room left after we nail your cot to the wall".

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 11:37 am 0

On Broke Young People Will Always Have Paris

I live in Paris and I'm really surprised at these results, haha. I feel like everything is expensive here!

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 11:25 am 0

On Is There a Class Component to Catcalls

Apparently the woman in the video is now receiving death threats because why not, that is how we deal with everything now right?

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:11 am 0

On The Cost of Ghost Towns in Connecticut and Detroit

OH MAN I want that village so bad (to plant flowers/vegetables in and organise commune-style living situation with friends and adopted dogs) I'm surprised at the seeming lack of vandalism!

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:12 pm 0

On Is There a Class Component to Catcalls

@rhinoceranita ughhhh and I bet most of them think they're so clever, too

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:18 pm 0

On Is There a Class Component to Catcalls

A woman made a video like this two years ago in Brussels and SOOO many of the reactions were like "oh, of course [specific ethnic group] don't respect women"! WAY TO COMPLETELY MISS THE POINT (and conveniently ignore the white dudes in the video). I made the mistake of reading an article about this new video on my local news site and pretty much every comment was on her tight clothing (??) or women being hypocrites "because you'd also complain if men didn't pay attention to you" or my favorite "THEY'RE JUST BEING FRIENDLY JEEZ LIGHTEN UP". Followed by the advice to just tell someone who is harassing you -sorry, being *friendly* to you- that you're married, because clearly, they should only leave you alone if another man has already laid claim to you. Basically, I give up for today.

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:38 am 1

On How A Person With a Five-Figure Income Buys an Apartment in New York City

@aetataureate Yep. Or appreciate your universal healthcare life. (I live in a similarly expensive city, but at least I won't go bankrupt getting hit by a car in France?)

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm 0

On Lunch Spots and Budgets

@Marille They do have good soups!

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 11:12 am 0

On Working in the Fast Food Industry for a Minimum of $20 an Hour

@viewfinder This is really interesting!

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 11:10 am 0

On Working in the Fast Food Industry for a Minimum of $20 an Hour

@Mike Dang Yes! The people who own Wal-Mart and the big fast food chains would still be rich beyond imagination if they paid their workers a decent wage. And you'd think that'd help the economy, these people having disposable income to spend and all.

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 7:27 am 0