I Need Your Help
I’m doing a little early stocking up on my spring footwear—as I am savagely going through my current wardrobe and donating about half of it—and I’m somewhat in love with these shoes. I really want pink heels this spring (to match the flowers TEE HEE), and these seem just the right shade for me. However, I do feel that they are SO CLOSE to being over-the-line when it comes...
aintasuperhero: nehzoomey: how do 90% of people on tumblr even go outside without being offended by a blade of grass or something some people don’t have grass where they live, check ur privilege
GOD DAMNIT TUMBLR
Don’t you ever get tired of screaming at each other to “check your privilege”? We get it. Someone else got a pony ride and you didn’t. Seriously, though, how do these people interact with other humans in the real world? I imagine they must all just sit in silence and internalize their rage until they can go back to their computers and furiously crysturbate to DeviantArt. ...
Chelsea Fagan is a writer living in Paris. It's...
WELL WELL WELL WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE
Well, congratulations French feminists. France no...
I think you can all take about 50 years off now; you have clearly earned it. Thanks for, once again, fighting the good fight and focusing only on the problems in your country that really need to be addressed, unlike all of those Arab and North African female immigrants fighting for equal access to housing and social services, financial independence from their husbands, the ability to use the...
The liberals claim the Titanic is sinking, but my end of the boat just raised...– 4chan on climate change
north american scum: the bullshit excuses i make... →
northamericanscum: cause me to feel so fucking annoyed with myself. “I have a car loan.” “I should pay off my credit cards.” “I like my gym.” “My dad will be mad if I leave.” “I’ll miss Trader Joe’s.” “I need a real job.” Once I’ve been back in America too long, I start noticing myself repeating those phrases in my… This made me somehow happy and sad to read. I’m glad you liked the...
Do you ever watch an upper-middle-class...
real talk I love me some TC get those browser tabs poppin off, Steph G’s...– Jack Cazir, commenting on a Thought Catalog article. Still the funniest thing I’ve ever read.
boboctiberius asked: I don't know where your priviledged white girl ass gets Cooler Ranch Doritos anymore (probably have them shipped in by black slaves with your truckloads of Grantland money) but here in America we eat Cool Ranch and you really need to respect that, and here are thirteen insulting, long-winded paragraphs as to why.
When your mother hits you, do not strike back. When the boys call asking your...– “Unsolicited Advice to Adolescent Girls With Crooked Teeth and Pink Hair,” Jeanann Verlee (via wewantrevolutiongirlstylenow) I think I may have found the single most stupid paragraph on the internet. Anyone who would follow even a word of this advice is going to get killed in a bar fight about 20...
Racist Internet Is Racist
So, in writing a passage about my childhood in which I was given things like whole-wheat toast, low-fat oatmeal, and pulpy fruit juice at breakfast, I began talking about my desire to rebel and eat the bad stuff. I wrote this: “I dreamed of breaking free and essentially freebasing spoon after spoon of Fruity Pebbles. I craved sugar, I craved fat, I craved a glass of chocolate milk so deeply...
An Insignificant Story of Two Derps In Love
First of all, can we please appreciate how ridiculous my eye is in that photo? It may be my greatest achievement to date. So, I don’t know why I love this story so much, but bear with me. For my birthday, Marc was his usual princely self, and in addition to the literal waterfalls of Champagne I was bestowed with, he decided to get me a dress from my favorite store ever of all time cross...
What I Say: “Yeah, I don’t know if I’m gonna go to the club tonight. Kinda not...– Chelsea Fagan, thoughtcatalog. yes I know, I know. I’m quoting a thought catalog piece. get over it because deep down inside you know you think its funny too. (via sptmusic) FUCK YEAH RELUCTANTLY LIKING MY WRITING. fuck yeah
Anonymous asked: For whom are you writing, full-time? Can't imagine TC or your occasional stint with the Atlantic or Grantland pays too well. I'll understand a lack of specificity in your answer. For what it might be worth, I would also like to congratulate you on arriving at a point where you can support yourself through your writing. Though I am not a fan of your prose, nor do I agree with many tenets...
An Important Question
sofaloveseat asked you: an opinion column ran in my university newspaper this week complaining that when a girl is drunk at a party she can’t say no, so it’s rape. can you give a logical response to that? it’s making me angry, but i don’t know what to say that doesn’t sound insensitive. This is one of the most dangerous lines of thinking I’ve seen about...
An Open Letter To Those Complaining About The Dad...
Dear You Guys, I notice that a lot of you—and let’s be clear here and note that many of you are the same “social justice warriors” (lol) that jump at any chance to disseminate your holier-than-though thoughts about child-rearing—have really taken issue with the Marlboro Man shooting his daughter’s laptop. As best as anyone can tell, she had written another in a...
sqlwordvomit asked: Your "best friends" articles always manage to translate the gibberish in my head into eloquent words. Your articles on Thought Catalog are my favorite! By the way, if you actually respond to this, you will seriously make my day. It's like talking to a REAL celebrity.
1. Katy Perry Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, PERFORMER ...– Rembert Browne and I rated the attainability of various Grammy nominees over at Grantland.
I'm Tired Of People Who Are Afraid To Try
I’m tired of hearing “Oh, yeah, I wanna come to Europe, but it’s too much blah blah blah,” “I wanna work in the arts but it’s too hard blah blah blah,” I wanna travel the world but it’s too far blah blah blah,” “I wanna go back to school but it’s too much blah blah blah.” I understand if you have given something a serious,...
sometimes i have vividly sexy fantasies
northamericanscum: about a world where people focus on the Greek government completely selling out their own people and the Syrian government just murdering their own citizens more than the Grammys and Whitney Houston’s death. I’m about to have a “PEOPLE ARE BEING RATIONAL!” orgasm, but then I wake up and, “OH MY GOD! WHO LET CHRIS BROWN PERFORM!?” is the most outraged scream I hear. As I have...
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jackcazir: The following appeared in letter form to my twitter followers a few days ago, but as V-Day is approaching, I need more responses and quick. Please send your replies to either my message box here or jackcazir at gmail. Thanks! Here goes: Hello. Hi. Hey there. I never know how to start emails…. Have your love life on Thought Catalog for Valentine’s Day! Everyone do this;...
heymikewaskom asked: Funny you mention that. I believe, maybe we are. I WEEP at sports movies, and yet, at family member's funerals I'm the one who wants people to stop crying so we can eat. Maybe we should share a house, or have a reality show!
Chelsea Fagan's Blog: And Chris Brown Performs,... →
heymikewaskom: faganchelsea: A man hitting a woman (especially when in a relationship) has a very special, very severe stigma. It has because it should. If Chris Brown had hit a man, this never would have been an issue. But don’t pretend that it’s somehow revolutionary to demand that we hold men even more accountable—even when they are carrying out their court-appointed punishment and have not...
Invoices, no matter how hard you've worked for...
godinredlipstick asked: Chelsea, you need to shut your ignorant bull shit down. Yes there are feminists who hate men and actually encourage violence against men. But, the majority of feminists are against domestic violence, regardless of gender. There isn't one feminist ideology that everyone must subscribe to. Discussing the problems of "modern feminists" without acknowledging the fact that the feminist...
And Chris Brown Performs, And So It Goes.
I’ve been reading a lot the past few days about the Grammys and, naturally, the return of Chris Brown. If there was ever an opportunity for people to get up in arms about something going on in the mainstream media, if there was ever a time to make a stink and get in on that awesome circle jerk of “you tell ‘em hun,” this would be it. And while I do agree that assault is...
zeropercentblog asked: Hello! I really love your blog. I'm sorry if you've already answered this question, but I went back like ten pages and didn't see anyone ask it already. I'm wondering how you got your first writing jobs. Did you pitch editors, or did they contact you? If you pitched them, how did you think of your first ideas? With Thought Catalog, how long did it take for your first submission...
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murphymaurine asked: I got cut off in my reply to your Carb-article. Anyway, these women will then, while looking around to make sure that everyone sees their fake gesture, say: "aaaahhh.... I am sooooooo full...."... then everyone else will chime in. If an unusual woman decides to have a go at a second portion, they might be tempted to have a little more, however not without proclaiming to everyone that...
So, a new chapter of my life is opening up. So many things have happened in the past year, and my life has changed so profoundly. I am in the process of truly taking my life into a completely different place. I am moving into a new apartment, which makes the change feel extremely physical, but in a less tangible way—things are happening. I’m quitting school. Or, rather, extricating...
There are even those that go so far as to deliver the exact same speech about...– My post today on Thought Catalog, about women’s mystifying need to justify every carb they put in their mouth, mid-chew.
Anonymous asked: Just wanted to say that you're a fantastic writer, and it means a lot to find another girl around my age (I'm 21) who holds so many of my political/cultural/etc. opinions. Just spent entirely too long looking through your "liked" posts--they're taking the edge off being a politics/economics student in a tiny liberal arts school in MA. You can imagine.
Did I miss some memo where everyone's Tumblr has a...
Because that seems like an important memo. Also, no.
No one’s watching the Superbowl over there? Madonna’s being dusted...– My Mother, a classy broad in every sense of the word.
Fun Fact of the Day
Here in France, if a man and woman conceive a child—whether in a one-night stand or unwed relationship of any duration, and the man does not want that child, he is not responsible for it. If a woman goes against his wishes and has a child by herself, she is obligated to pay for that child by herself. If the man does not assume responsibility for it, she cannot force him to pay for it after...