commented on It's Spring! Who's Ready for Street Harassment?
Yesterday I'm talking on the phone to my ex MIL about some serious, heavy shit. Next thing I know a guy calls out, "Hey sweetheart!" I turn around and it's clear he's talking to me. "I"m not your fucking sweetheart," I snarl. It feels good.
commented on Your Dog Sucks
I love my dog more than anything in this world. Part of that means recognizing that not everyone feels the same way about her, keeping her leashed in public, and training her NEVER to approach random people unless they, and I, allow it.
Not everyone likes dogs. Some people are allergic to/frightened of dogs. It is their right not to be harassed by your dog in a public space. Why are there so many clueless fuckwits who don't understand this?
commented on "Tattoos Are the Ultimate Branding Statement"
When I got an abstract, unusual tattoo on my arm, it didn't even occur to me to assign "meaning" to it. I just like the way it looks. To my surprise (I assumed that most people, like @6, don't give a shit about my body art) people are constantly asking what it "means." I just tell them it's purely decorative. This seems to disappoint most people, who assume it must have some deep symbolic significance.
commented on Gun-Crazy Alaska: Boy Brother Kills Girl Sister
Indeed: fucking amazing. I, too, have lived in communities where guns are ubiquitous and caring, competent parental supervision is not. These are the communities where a 21-year-old without children is a spinster, domestic violence is endemic, and guns are more sacred than Jesus. What a country. What a world. What the fuck.