Join 3,524 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

Activity from Frowner

Show Favorites Activity: Fuzzy | Precise | Popular
And I do think it's appropriate to unpack when someone says something that's obviously the result of racist beauty crap. If someone tells me that they have "Chinese eyes" and that those are ugly, hey, I'm not comfortable accepting a... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 7 times

Should I go back to school for accounting?
Ask MeFi post - favorited 7 times

Also, you graduated in May, right? And you don't have a full time gig and a life plan lined up and everyone is telling you that you're a sort of generational blight? I wonder how many of the hippie-dippie/nerdy mefite audience actually drifted... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 7 times

i think it takes MORE privilege to follow the 'clear' writing that deanc talks about, since that's actually unnatural compared to a looser discourse I really wish that we could inhabit a world in which it's accepted that different kinds of... [more]
MetaTalk comment - favorited 7 times

In a dorm, you're sharing a room. In an apartment you won't be. (Or you shouldn't - those situations are wonderfully cheap but don't work out well.) I had mediocre roommate experiences in college (even with people I liked) but I love living in a... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 7 times

If you are unaware of a horrifying narrative about white people, go ask someone who uses "cracker" as a slur against all white people what their horrifying narrative is. Isn't the point about the "horrifying narrative about... [more]
MetaTalk comment - favorited 7 times

Okay, does your partner second guess themselves a lot? I have been - sort of - your partner. In a very good relationship in which I was extremely happy and which I did not want to end, but second-guessing myself all over the place.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 7 times

An excerpt from Daniel Dennett's new book, Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking, outlines seven of Dennett's tools for thinking. His second tool is "respect your opponent": As I know only too well from academia, though,... [more]
MetaTalk comment - favorited 7 times

1. "Anti-intellectualism" among the young is only to be expected - when I was in my late teens and early twenties I did not have much mastery of the facts I'd learned, any way to theorize about them or enough theory to identify things I... [more]
MeFi comment - favorited 7 times

Fake lashes. Fake lashes would be awesome - a fairly subtle thing, slightly unexpected on the gender front (but not as dramatic/challenging as going in drag for someone who doesn't usually do that). You could get an unusual color like blue,... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 7 times

Well, canonically, the anarchist SF novel is Ursula Le Guin's The Dispossessed. I think it's worth reading simply because it is so influential. Some books I would read: Stars In My Pocket Like Grains of Sand by Samuel Delany. I... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 7 times

I mean, my immediate guess based on my own adolescence would be "the kid is really stressed and angry because of the family situation and he feels a lot of ambiguity about his own father; you come into the picture, complicating things and... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 7 times

What I'd actually do? Exchange some minimal small talk, feel horrible about myself, relive the original incidents repeatedly over the next couple of days and then continue in dread of seeing her. (Ask me how I know!) What you... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 7 times

Because this is such a downer thread, I want to say that you can be a historian outside of academia. It's more difficult to do real history this way, but it's not impossible. I have a friend, for instance, who has a Real Serious Academic... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 7 times

The Mars trilogy also emphasizes the political aspects of settling a planet - unlike some stories of colonization, it does not imply a unified, politically placid and basically benevolent Earth government behind the project. If your friend... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 7 times

Hippie anarchist seeks fun times in Seattle!
Ask MeFi post - favorited 7 times

Don't discount the role of differing gender expectations. (For instance, I guessed you were a fellow girl even before you said "not pretty" because hey what guy worries this much about being seen as smart amirite? Just kidding, but do... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 7 times

I think you should see a gynecologist or an endocrinologist - or both if needed - who can look more carefully for PCOS and hormone imbalances and who will be open to treating you even if your levels are at one end of the normal range. Also, make... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 7 times

Can you get him on board with breaking up with you? Can you get daily support from somewhere about not contacting him? Family? Any other friend or therapist that you can check in with? What else can you do at 4am? Can you call... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 7 times

The thing is, even a "Freudian" slip can happen for a lot of reasons - as Freud would have said. There's a lot of reductionist Freudianism out there by people who have read little or no Freud. The unconscious is weird and subtle.... [more]
Ask MeFi comment - favorited 7 times

Page: 1 ... 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 ... 143