October 11, 2013

To the left, to the left

How Tinder Solved Online Dating for Women - NYmag.com

Swipe right if he’s cute. Swipe left if he’s posing with a tiger and his bio says “Buy the ticket, take the ride.”

Pie chart: Why do we suspect our friend might be pregnant? - The Hairpin

The most thirtysomething pie chart I have ever created.

'Mad About the Boy' catches up with Bridget Jones in 2013 - Los Angeles Times

A chance to look back at how we talked about single women in the 90s.

Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers pie charts - Filmme Fatales zine

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I'm reading:

John Boehner is Homer Simpson. It gets better, unless you’re fat. Or a male marsupial. A serious analysis of Buzzfeed listicles. The annotated “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold.” (Every entry in Nieman Lab’s annotation series is great.) Why the cops aren’t the answer to online harassment, and one woman’s response to homophobic street harassment. What men talk about when they talk about Mary Gaitskill. The voice of Siri. An essay from one of the little people who appeared in Miley’s SNL performance. Actually, NYT, some of us do quite a bit of dancing. An emotional story about the Chicago marathon. Scary new abortion restrictions. On Don Jon and digital porn and the eroticism of Judy Blume’s Forever. Andrew Wylie on the future of publishing and Malala Yousafzai on the future of women and democracy. On economic inequality and women selling their bodies. In China, couples wear matching outfits and factory workers pose with the toys they make. What a group of fourth graders do and don’t like about being boys. Boy, a history.

Spirit animal:

The Bridget Jones gifs were all too depressing. I FEEL GREAT!

I endorse:

Any and all Drake-related memes.


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