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mtnlion just puking my brain's words out, that's what i do.
Oct 24, 2013 mtnlion commented on Vice Founder Gavin McInnes Says Women "Naturally" Want to Be Homemakers.
I spent the last 6 months financially supporting my now-husband. It worked out well. I actually encouraged him to stop working at his dead-end job in order to pursue something he liked more and that would afford him more career options.

Yeah, I was pretty miserable working 40 hours a week at a job I was dispassionate about for a company I found morally questionable with people I simply did not fit in with. I don't really think my status as a female had much to do with that misery. We're both working now, at places we enjoy a lot more, and even though my income has taken a hit it's worth it. How could we ever feel good about our marriage knowing the other is miserable 5/7 days out of the week in order to make more money than is really necessary?

And actually, if the situation literally was that I garden and cook all day while my husband literally fetches more veggies and proteins for me, I would be stoked on that. I think he would be too.
Oct 16, 2013 mtnlion commented on I, Anonymous.
@58, I appreciate your contribution.

@Confluence again, I think it's interesting, even, that you assume I am overweight. Like it is so infeasible that a fit person would ever stick up for the fatties.
Oct 16, 2013 mtnlion commented on I, Anonymous.
@Confluence, you really made up a lot of stuff and projected it onto me.
Which is not surprising, considering the things you project onto obese people, chiefly that you know their shitty core values because they have an outwardly obvious weakness.

Surely I judge; it is the human way. But I try to do so with a little humility. I may talk to someone and think they're an idiot, but I don't sit there and mull over how idiotic they are to inflate my own intelligence. I don't assume their core values are that of *ignorance* and *intellectual laziness* and *shallowness.* I used to do that, but it was a mean and angry thing to do.

Anyway, you have shown me nothing except more of what you already do--see one part of someone, presume and attach negative characteristics, and then come up with a zinger to justify yourself furthermore. And okay, I'm judging a part of you now. I don't know much about you, but I'm judging your automatic feelings towards obese people to be a narrow, unproductive manifestation of some kind of insecurity you have. I do it too with other things (we all do), but at least I'm trying to work on it.
Oct 14, 2013 mtnlion commented on I, Anonymous.
All this fat-hate is really discouraging, in terms of empathy and genuine human decency.

I'm sure none of you are so perfect that it's appropriate for you to tear others down in such a harsh way over a thing that really doesn't affect you.

Being overweight is not ideal, but the anger overweight people face--while living in a society where obesity is encouraged daily--is really uncalled for. And really, which is worse: being obese/lazy/lacking will power, or being filled with disgust and hatred over a thing as shallow as one's outward appearance?
Oct 3, 2013 mtnlion commented on Coffee and Mars Hill.
I love when a religion whose foundation is humility and generosity goes and takes it to a whole new sexy level complete with overpriced nonsense and that whole "Christian is cool!" veneer.

Just stop. Embrace your Christianity if that's your thing, but stop trying to pitch your religion like it's some hip new company whose primary product is salvation.
Sep 24, 2013 mtnlion commented on Race Trouble.
This article is purely practical advice for young black Americans. It isn't even sensational in any way; it merely offers some sense to students about where their time is best spent.

I wish someone had told me this about sexist assholes when I was in college.

Anyone who is experiencing a strong feeling to this article has terrible reading comprehension skills, and is way too reactionary when the slightest thing about race is mentioned. You are being ridiculous.
Sep 20, 2013 mtnlion commented on Secretly Feeding Chicken Stock to Vegetarians.
Being a vegetarian is so goddamn easy; maybe it's because I live in the PNW but every dinner I ever go to, there are options. I never even feel like people need to be notified ahead of time.

I never even think about or discuss my eating choices until some idiot starts asking condescending questions, showing they have no idea the different reasons for choosing a non-meat diet. In my experience--especially my recent experience--it's meat eaters who demand answers about my food choices who are the obnoxious ones.

Oh but this guy's a dick and a bad chef, so.
Sep 13, 2013 mtnlion commented on I, Anonymous.
It's just like in Silver Linings Playbook, when Bradley Cooper and that borderline mess of an alcoholic woman fall in love and start dating in the end.

'Cause true love makes mental disorders all go away.
Aug 7, 2013 mtnlion commented on I, Anonymous.
Gotta love the contrast here: last week, I,A about a vasectomized doucher who joyfully deceives lesbians into having sex with him.

This week, I,A about how terrible the eye strain is on administrative assistants when you use improper punctuation. They have stop and make a decision about whether to change some totally minor thing in a computer okay?!

Ah, The Stranger.
Jul 31, 2013 mtnlion commented on I, Anonymous.
@59, you wrote a complaint? About what? A newspaper that regularly runs smut and stories about assholes had the nerve to post a confession about smut from an asshole?