On Kids Trick-or-Treating Across Class Lines Makes 1%er Feel Faint

I really don't think the letter is satire. I used to work for a family in a very ritzy neighborhood that told me not to open the door on Halloween for this very reason.

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 4:55 pm 0

On Everything You Need to Know About Diapers, Part 2

As a former nanny, I would've laughed so hard if anyone asked me to handle this pail business, wet or dry, idc.

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 12:14 pm 2

On On Engagement Ultimatums

My mom did this. My parents have been married 25 years. It's not romantic but it worked?

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm 1

On On Seattle and Small Apartments

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm 0

On Why Don't American Women Bike To Work?

I live in DC and I bike to work most days, although it does involve some non-ideal paths (including 3 blocks of sidewalk and people turning onto the highway even when I have the light.) I like it. I wouldn't do it if it took more than 30 minutes, or I had to carry around more than my lunch and my gym bag in my panniers.

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 4:14 pm 0

On The Cost of Running in My First 5K

I'm happy for you and that fair sounds so great! I would bring like five lactaid pills and go nuts.

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 3:24 pm 1

On "Behind Every Jane Jacobs Comes Giuliani with his Nightstick."

As a fellow DC-gentrifier, I really appreciated this article, and I don't think the fact that it has no solution and that it is full of rage makes it any less well-written. Yes, it makes it frustrating, but if there was some neat way to solve the problems that come with gentrification, we'd probably know about them already. It's enough for an article to give you something to think about, it doesn't have to solve the problems of the world.

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 8:56 am 1

On Nail Polish That Might Save Your Life

This seems like a good idea, but sometimes reading about new, improved antirape devices makes me feel like we're distracting ourselves from bringing about some new, improved antirape attitudes from men.

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 11:26 am 8

On The Cost of Throwing a Pony Party for Your Seven-Year-Old Daughter Who's Really Into Horses

What a great idea! And what a sweet birthday party.

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 11:08 am 0

On A Midwestern Room of One's Own

I really loved this.

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 4:04 pm 0