Jul 22 ziptag commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Not Another DTMFA?!? Yes! Another DTMFA!.
Maybe this is just the way the letter is written, or edited for print, but if his wife is drinking when she gets home from work everyday she is not necessarily an alcoholic. Unless we are to consider half of Europe alcoholics. It sounds to me like this guy is likely an alcoholic, but his partner may have a perfectly fine relationship to alcohol, albeit one not very helpful to living with an alcoholic.
Mar 22, 2015 ziptag commented on Capitol Hill Street Drummer Joe Buckets Couldn't Beat the Law.
I hate buskers. Who are you, busker, to decide what I will listen to? What makes you think that everyone should like the sort of music you are playing? If buskers kept to places where the only audience was passerbys I wouldn't mind so much, but both my workplace and my apartment have regular buskers in the area and I loathe them.
Sep 26, 2014 ziptag answered a bunch of weird questions about himself or herself.
Sep 26, 2014 ziptag commented on SL Letter of the Day: Too Much Work.
I wish she would tell us how it has turned out since then. If you're reading, TSTQ, let us know!
Jun 17, 2014 ziptag commented on The Biggest Elephant in the World Killed for His Tusks.
All poachers should be put to death. Slowly.
Jun 12, 2014 ziptag commented on The Poor American Middle Class.
Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie!
Feb 5, 2014 ziptag commented on SL Letter of the Day: Confused And Depressed.
Hi Confused. You might be male inside or might not, either way you have time to figure out for yourself. I am a straight woman who has been wearing my hair short and boyish since I was 14, hates dresses and 'girly' clothes, has fantasies sometimes about being a man during sex and loves watching gay male porn. But when I have thought about whether I wanted to be a man I have always come up with no. It's ok to be an androgynous or gender neutral or boyish person and still consider yourself female, if that is what you are. I definitely consider myself a woman and am happy to do so, I just have a particular aesthetic which is how I like to express my femaleness.

Only you can know if you are 'male' or 'female' inside, but it's ok to not know right now. Just try to be you, and let that change as it does when you're young. Feel free to redefine yourself as needed.

And when you get scared or depressed and think about suicide reach out to people. The internet can be a great place for this if you can find a community of like-minded people. I have done a lot of growing up debating at a bulletin board over the last 12 years, where I have made many good friends and even met my partner. Look for something like that if there are not people in your real life you are comfortable going to.
Jan 23, 2014 ziptag commented on That's No Moon.
As a woman I don't find the picture sexist. What I am very tired of is the media-created phenomenon of Hilary Clinton as some sort of super-monster of some variety or another. Why they cannot talk about her without casting her as some other-than-human thing is troubling.
Sep 14, 2013 ziptag commented on Slog Poll: How Ugly Is This Building?.
@12, 15, exactly. You can't tell how good or bad it will look until it is done. This is ridiculous.
May 13, 2013 ziptag commented on "Bring Our Sonics Back" Rally 6 p.m. Tonight at Neumos. Be Appropriately Dressed!.
Why does Seattle think that taking Sacto's team is the same as bringing the Sonics back?