kristen roupenian on cat person

Since Cat Person is the best thing ever, we should read the author’s own commentary. Here’s the interview that accompanied the story: Especially in the early stages of dating, there’s so much interpretation and inference happening that each interaction serves as a kind of Rorschach test for us. We decide that it means something that…

fuck yeah, leaves

This article in Reductress is amazing! It doesn’t contain the word “autism” at all, but it explains what we can tell is going through the minds of Autism Parents. Earlier this week, three-year-old Ian Vecci refused to leave the park without a leaf he’s totally obsessed with, further confirming his destiny as a huge fucking…

prevent this tragedy

The short story Cat Person in the New Yorker is the best thing ever. Historians of the future can read it to understand what happened and how our entire generation died alone. It’s basically what I imagine people who don’t respond to me on OkCupid are doing instead. Everyone should read the whole thing, but…

love without the fall

Usually, I hate Michael Aaron’s blog on Psychology Today, Standard Deviations. He’s the guy feeding you drugs and pressuring you for a threesome with a sex worker, while hitting you, and defending those things as the progressive recommendations of a “nationally certified sex therapist and clinical sexologist.” Harm reduction, even. I guess he managed to…

autism and that time i groped somebody

Impressed that James Damore’s ASD made him sexist when mine only made me really good at telling apart different kinds of rocks pic.twitter.com/FxVOjaZORT — Butt Praxis (@buttpraxis) November 18, 2017 Creeps blaming their creepiness on autism is the worst. After James Damore and Geoffrey MillerDon Burke blames the “terrible failing” of autism for his apparent…

emotional maturity as rate-limiting factor in progress

The Root just published Why emotional maturity and emotional intelligence are important for healthy relationships, because it’s not obvious to everyone. It’s all laid out very clearly and concretely: Emotional maturity and emotional intelligence are key factors in maintaining healthy relationships—romantic or otherwise. Many people are lacking in these areas, which leads to a breakdown…

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