@daijobou look, I love op-shopping a lot, but boxy cuts &/or mustard yellow (hello, Frankie magazine) takes a special person to pull off! Full props to anyone who tries though... like I said, I’m VERY unstylish myself. And better thrifting than fast fashion!
@flyingdale flier no, honesty is not everything. Compatibility, commitment, connection and empathy etc. all play their part. And how convenient for him that he got two years of devoted companionship and sex before breaking out the “honesty”.
@laura__palmer Thats hilarious - and true. Gen z criticising anyone’s fashion sense brings to mind a phrase about people and glass houses...Then again, I wear jeggings unironically so I’m one to talk!
@snorks depends on which of their roles they went on strike from. I can guarantee you the world at large would suffer if every aged/ disability/child care worker who was a mother chucked in their job!
@rush agreed, but I would find $20000 for a bag impossible to do. (A) I don’t have $20000 and (B) I would spend every waking moment terrified of losing it!
It looks amazing! It’s probably the size of my entire kitchen 😂
Totally agree with this. I will NEVER understand why such a personal (& potentially emotional) question is the most common go-to when starting conversation with someone you don’t know well.
I felt the same way about that SAS show recently. I’m not a fan of “reality” tv in general (& have only seen advertising shorts) but recent offerings seem to be increasingly sadistic. I hope the trend of setting up people in artificial environments and essentially torturing them for entertainment doesn’t continue.
@snorks oh god yes! Several family members have been accountants and some of the situations you hear about... so sad.
@anonymous You’re hilarious 😂😂😂
@anonymous there are so many unsubstantiated assertions in your response that I’m not sure where to start... the totalitarianism of your thinking is somewhat out of place in a progressive democracy. I’m curious that you criticise conservatism while having a lot in common with it.
@simple simon our life experiences have been very different then. Most people I know respect others who use their time productively, regardless of whether it results in an income or not. I also know several men who have successfully and happily taken on the role of primary caregiver in their families (and not withdrawn from life!). It’s a shame that both sexes experience so much judgement.
@anonymous you are falling into the trap of believing that the only valuable human activity is one that can be monetised. Which, by the way, suits the neo-liberal corporate overlords of our economy beautifully. Do you not understand how corporate interests have manipulated the feminist movement over time to encourage views like yours - increasing the total number of workers puts downward pressure on wages (automation does the same thing).
@simple simon I’m not sure if you’re joking or not? “Work” is a relative term - getting paid for doing something doesn’t mean the task is difficult, and not getting paid doesn’t mean it’s easy. Not everything that needs doing in life results in a pay check. And some things that don’t need doing at all (looking at you, social media influencers) generate lots of income.
@cat fair enough. That shift in her thinking wasn't super evident to me even at the end of the article. I like your comment about women who self-identify one way or another. I suppose that there are lots of value hierarchies floating around social interactions that I haven't been conscious of.
@cat let’s expand on it and completely decouple income support from the partners income for everyone. I see this as being one of the most effective ways to prevent and overcome financial abuse, enabling victims to have resources independent of the perpetrator. There is increasing evidence around the benefits to havingUBI. Meanwhile, both major parties twiddle around with things like domestic violence leave that not all workers would be entitled to anyway...
@mamamia-user-482898552 I agree with your statement but would point out that neither “type” is better than the other. I got the sense that the author believes that so-called low maintenance women are morally superior to others, and that their needs are more genuine (and therefore more deserving of being met).
The author seems to fall into the trap of disparaging characteristics of other women in order to boost her own confidence. Her description of the “high maintenance” (ugh!) woman at the gym is very unpleasant to read.
@rush honestly, it’s only because it feels amazing. I’m sure it doesn’t actually firm/plump/refine etc etc but damn does it feel nice in the height of summer (especially if you keep it in the fridge!).
@cat we’re very lucky with parties - there’s almost a collective agreement among parents at our kids school that no one has time for that [email protected]*. Birthdays are inevitably held at the park or the pool. Water pistols are sometimes involved. Food is prepared by opening a packet. Coloured tablecloths and balloons if someone’s feeling particularly enthusiastic. Kids have an awesome time and adults get to hang out.