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Journalist, editor, writer, co-cofounder. Ex- @wsj @guardianus @financialnews @marketplace. I probably followed you for pictures of your pet. She/her. Hi.
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May 21 6 tweets 3 min read
I'm watching A Perfect Pairing on Netflix and they have a 36-year-old actor playing the *father* of the 30-year-old lead, I am so confused ImageImage Who do they think is watching this, people who have never seen a millennial
May 21 5 tweets 1 min read
There is something really broken about a society that values women only when they inhabit a teenaged-sized form. I can't help but be disinterested in these messages that teach women that love and acceptance is entirely conditional on the size of their body. That is fundamentally a narcissistic rule and I wish more people understood that all sizes are human and deserve love.
May 20 5 tweets 1 min read
up to my old tricks again*

*I went up to the roof in the rain, which is arguably how I got this (potential) cold in the first place there's a big cloud sitting on the whole city, blocking out the skyline, and an extremely brittle white light. weird weather vibes today.
May 20 4 tweets 1 min read
For those getting this round of Covid, what does it feel like? Does it come on fast, what symptoms seem to stand out, etc? I've heard it comes with a vicious sore throat and a stomach bug in many cases. No symptoms yet but I want to know to be sure. 🙏🙏 It Happened to Me. After 30 months of avoiding her attention, Miss Rona is here to visit me for the first time.

So, part two: What did y'all do while you waited for this thing to pass? Any home remedies, great foods, good TV, mystical chants?
May 20 6 tweets 1 min read
May 19 4 tweets 2 min read
I feel like I had to get a million vaccinations just to go to school in New York but just realized (today) that none of them were smallpox.

Would love if someone did a practical thread on how and where to get vaccinated. Well. AGH.
May 19 4 tweets 1 min read
Unrelated: Why do Tim Pool, Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro all have that same voice What is the correlation between terrible opinions and That Voice
May 18 6 tweets 1 min read
Why is Jeff Bezos tweeting so much? This cannot be going anywhere good
May 18 4 tweets 2 min read
"JPMorgan’s shares are down about 23% this year, the worst performing among Wall Street giants."

And yet its CEO still had the nerve to ask for a bonus.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/… Now, obviously, the point of running a bank is not just to "maximize shareholder value," i.e., boost the stock price. But it has to ALSO be that, and to have the stock down 23% while putting in a request for a bonus is just audacity at its finest.
May 18 4 tweets 2 min read
"Defamation cases are often a punishment for leaving."

Excellent piece that looks, in a trauma-informed way, at the actual dynamics of abuse in a trial in which you literally cannot type the abuser's name in a Twitter post without being harassed.

19thnews.org/2022/05/johnny… “Historically, we have seen that women are free to speak their truth — as long as it doesn’t offend a man.”

May 18 6 tweets 2 min read
Ah, yes, the great False Equivalency appears in the paper of record again. Democrats are "rejecting their party's centrists" because they want healthcare and wage increases, and Republicans are "rejecting their party's centrists" in favor of more violent Nazis, but sure sure. Republicans are "rejecting their party's centrists" in favor of those who write violent manifestos and plot government coups, but really, if you think about it, isn't that indistinguishable from wanting basic human rights and paid parental leave? In the NYT newsroom, maybe.
May 18 4 tweets 2 min read
Dunno about what "the left" thinks but personally I'm unspitefully glad to see the decline of slithery Liberal Dweebs who specialize in telling people they can't have rights Nothing more spiteful than spending millions to get into elected office jus to sit around and tell people they can't have affordable healthcare or abortion rights or parental leave or student-loan relief or anything that makes their lives too much better than a medieval serf's
May 18 15 tweets 3 min read
My issue with the take about "men should read literary fiction" is that a lot of literary fiction is about living within class-conscious white societies. Far too much of it is basically the study of mythologies of whiteness, even when it's critiquing those mythologies. Arguably, either white men are perpetrating these mythologies (your Franzens, etc) or they have no way of understanding the views of those outside the system and critiquing it. (The "what is water?" problem)
May 17 4 tweets 1 min read
Remember that hotness and weight are not at all correlated Remember that charisma and weight are not at all correlated
May 17 12 tweets 2 min read
Always love the moment where insecure bros pose as nutritionists and doctors and drag out their lil calipers Poker player and crypto bro, but sure, let's hear your brilliance on thermogenesis and protein intake for all human bodies
May 17 4 tweets 1 min read
big day for the Soylent intermittent-fasting bros to talk about healthy, balanced living where I hope this all brings us is to an understanding that male body-image issues and eating disorders are cresting near crisis in middle-class worlds, and a lot of them are projecting their own panic on Yumi.
May 17 5 tweets 1 min read
It's also amazing to see the faces of the guys commenting "yuck" because my dudes....if we're going to be totally shallow, are you meeting those standards yourselves? Are there are mirrors in your houses? A thing I tell my therapist all the time -- and I'm right, believe me -- is that most straight men are raised to have narcissistic traits. They revere extremely basic women because it indicates social acceptance. The only thing to do is hope you don't land one of those clowns.
May 16 5 tweets 2 min read
This. There is also a very firm set of psychological studies that show that abuse victims start to imitate their abusers in order to survive, because that is what the system of power is in the household. Additionally: Abuse -- trauma -- literally changes brain chemistry over time. The longer the abuse goes on, the more despair and impossibility the abused person feels at ever being able to get out, and the more they try to "be better," which means playing the abuser's game.
May 16 4 tweets 1 min read
Pretty cool that M*sk gathered all the worst rich people to back his Twitter bid and they still can't get it done Even money has limits :)
May 16 5 tweets 2 min read
when does the blood part start? pretty standard gorgeous full moon in NYC at the moment Not even going to attempt a picture but WOW is it bloody. Not even real blood, more like dried blood or blood from the movies, dark maroon.
May 15 6 tweets 1 min read
Finally catching up on the new Florence album (I was dragging my feet because I do not like menacing drumbeats) and I have to say that the lyrics have some high points A tribute to musical self-awareness Image