@Aconite The thing is, comments like the one that Jake Reinhardt made are just as marginalizing and hurtful as the "nasty" comments that come after it. You're desire for a friendly and pleasant space essentially means you want it to be okay for people to say offensive things and not be called out on it.
@Jake Reinhardt Nobody owes you a nice, patient, well-packaged explanation of your own obtuseness. This is a classic example of talking over the experiences of POC and Making It About You.
@Jake Reinhardt Must be hard being White.
I'm hesitant about using menstrual cups, but I try to do my best to not create a ton of waste with my period by using OB tampons (the ones without an applicator), and I recently found out that kotex makes shorter pads (since it's rare that period blood will leak the entire extent of the pad). They're meant for tweens so their designed extra girly, but they're more comfortable and at least use slightly less material.
@Ester Bloom Thanks for the response Ester. I had posted this comment before reading your apology, so I deleted it.
This post was uncharacteristically judgey of you, Ester. It's somewhat of a privilege to have the time and the cooking skills to prepare a whole Thanksgiving dinner. Or maybe typical thanksgiving traditions don't apply to them - my immigrant parents don't even eat cranberry sauce, much less give a shit about who scrapes it out of the can. Who cares if people choose to spend time with their family in a restaurant instead of a dinner table? If this was an attempt at sarcasm, it was very poorly done.
I hate passive aggressive roommates more than anything ever. I do my best to force them to communicate by "accidentally" throwing away their notes and making a point to talk to them directly about every single request/issue I had.
@Blackbird there's a ton of great youtube videos! I usually just search "5 minute yoga" or "beginner's yoga" and they're usually gentle and easy to follow.
@francesfrances YES. I'm glad the author at least mentioned the commercialization of yoga, but then there's the whole cultural appropriation aspect of it too, and seeing "$170 on yoga-inspired jewelry" makes me do a hardcore Liz Lemon eyeroll.