CAT ANUS

Yes, I know what my name sounds like.

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In response to “Why do women want support when they’re upset and not advice on how to fix the situation?”

From Reddit:

Because in spite of common perceptions, expressing negative feelings is not something women often feel they can safely do.

If you’re pissed off, irritated, or annoyed with anything smaller than a genocide, expressing that can very easily get you a reputation as a petty or vicious bitch. You’re told you don’t deserve to even have those feelings, how dare you feel less than amicable about something that wasn’t the result of obvious malice?

If you’re sad, upset, or otherwise feeling vulnerable, expressing that risk earning yourself a reputation as a week, hysterical lady-type who can’t actually take care of her own problems. Just like a girl.

So if someone of any gender is venting to you, or going to you for emotional comfort, they’re probably doing so after having already examined the problem to the best of their abilities. By the time you’re seething with rage, or crying, haven’t you usually put a ton of effort into trying to solve it? Do you feel energized, and like re-hashing ideas you’ve already thought of with another person? Or do you feel like venting?

They’re stressed, they’re probably dealing with some feelings they don’t feel they can safely express, and they’re looking for validation that their feelings are legitimate. They are not going to you to fix a problem. They are trusting you to support them while so that they can deal with the emotional aspects of their problem, which they may not feel safe expressing to someone else.

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James Van Der Beek reveals when he thought ‘Dawson’s Creek’ jumped the shark

Yes, I wrote this entire article just as an excuse to post this video:

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What we can learn from the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ backlash

annetdonahue:

I wrote about the shitstorm that was this week in television. And what a shitstorm it was!

Anne wrote a great piece about all this How I Met Your Mother bullcrap.

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Why the How I Met Your Mother Finale is an Outrage

rromanova:

I was going to let this sit until tomorrow when I (one would hope) might be thinking more clearly—but my anger over the absolute ruination of what is quite probably my favorite sitcom of all time is 100% justified, so I’m going to slam this down right here and now.

Ted and Robin dated in the…

Another great take on why the How I Met Your Mother finale got so many things wrong.

(Source: cosimaniehaus7)

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katangus:

I made some Valentines for 10 Things I Hate About You.

Reblogging myself because 10 Things I Hate About You came out 15 years ago today.