The Muddle

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Here’s a general rule. When an insult is directed at a woman, consider how it would have sounded directed at a man. If the result is ridiculous, then it’s probably sexist.

came across this great comment on an article Ruby Tandoh (Great British Bake Off Runner Up) wrote for The Guardian (via aconits)

this has been my rule of thumb for years

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Men aren’t that funny. Men can’t drive. Men don’t know how to handle money or make decisions. Men are completely irrational. If a man doesn’t get married he isn’t good for anything. If a man is not a parent, what’s the point of living? What man wouldn’t want to have a baby?

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Events Assistant (Part Time) — Employment — Housing Works



We are looking for a part-time events assistant at the bookstore. Applicants must be available most weeknights, occasional weekends. Perks include meeting some of your favorite writers, encouraging people to fight AIDS and homelessness by buying beers, and actual real benefits (YES) like health care and such. More information at the link!


Let’s review: You can work at the best place in the world, put on great events, work with amazing people, fight AIDS, and get FULL HEALTH BENEFITS from a part-time job. This is an amazing opportunity, and not incidentally, approximately the opportunity that got me where I am today. Exciting!

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Rainbow Rowell can never look in one direction for long. She meets the eyes of a fan clutching a copy of her novel Eleanor & Park in the audience at Housing Works Bookstore in New York City, then darts her focus down to her shoes. “I could not say I wrote this book because of The Mountain Goats,” she says holding up her own copy of Eleanor & Park, “but I would not have written it without them.”
One of them, John Darnielle from The Mountain Goats, looks on from the audience. He’s reading tonight as well, from his debut novel Wolf in White Van, and that’s why this isn’t just any reading for Rowell. She has come a long way to be here.

How Rainbow Rowell Turned A Bomb Into A Best-Selling Novel

You can hear rainbowrowell's very moving introduction about johndarnielle (the one mentioned in this excellent profile) on our podcast.

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