As William put it, “it’s like the Pinterest version of German Expressionism.”
I will not lie, I love me a good Katie Roiphe takedown.
“In Praise of Messy Lives underscores that, though a nimble writer, she simply hasn’t bothered to expand her perspective much beyond herself and her immediate circle of similarly employed, respectably moneyed, self-consciously bohemian friends and colleagues.”
I forget to do trigger warnings most of the time; I think they have a place though, not so much for survivors in general but for people who are in the throes of PTSD specifically.
Make sure you read her required reading at the bottom. I’ve only ever gotten threats and insults from angry misogynists in person, so you know, I count myself lucky. This is a very safe private corner of the internet, but not everyone else is so sheltered by obscurity.
The “you are beautiful, love your body” talk has always grated on me a little, in part because it presumes that women don’t want primarily a deeper knowledge of their bodies, greater respect for the work their bodies do, better health for their bodies, more freedom with which to move their bodies and simply be human, but mainly a gentler way of looking at their bodies.
Update: ALSO this is so awesome.