Talk about a joy ride. Fine artist, Jennifer Lorton, gives a tour of her live/work bus on Design*Sponge. This may have become my new life goal.
Earlier this week, a short story about a college girl named Margot, who becomes entangled in a brief romance with an older man, went viral. The story, "Cat Person," was published in The New Yorker and sparked intense discussions on dating and relationships. Says Haley Nahman in a Man Repeller article covering the story:
While this is not a habit endemic only in women's relationships with men (I know I am like this with generally everyone), the story does lend a hand to the women struggling with their interpretations of male behavior, how that relates to their level of significance to the man in question, and how we are influenced by our perceptions of their expectations of us.
So much has happened in politics this week—what's new?—and now it's the internet's turn to go under scrutiny. The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality guidelines yesterday and everyone is up in arms. My Domaine gives some context to this event:
While members of the FCC have said that these changes won't dramatically alter our experience of the internet as we know it today, it's hard to look past the principle of their decision. Even if we see no drastic alterations to pricing or accessibility, does that make language in the regulations justified when it comes to citizen rights? The fact remains that the bill gives priority to major corporations over American citizens, and while there may be reports of seemingly reasonable ideas behind this move, it's hard to overlook the act as anything more than yet another petty removal of the prior administration's core developments. (And if you subscribe to theSkimm app, you can listen to an in-depth explanation of how all this got started and what it means for the internet of the future.)
And, if I'm going to shed light on net neutrality, I also want to pour some over Doug Jones's unlikely victory over Roy Moore's bid for Jeff Sessions' former seat in the Senate. The New York Times explains what this means for the GOP and beyond. Man Repeller's, Haley Nahman, also wrote an enlightening piece on how black women won Jones the vote. Lastly, there is now a database of black women running for election in 2018 on Awesomely Luvvie.
Finally, Joanna Goddard was interviewed at Man Repeller (shocker! These guys have been lighting up my radar this week...) about her career in editorial and blogging, motherhood, and dating:
You can also find this piece her husband, Alex, wrote for the New York Times about their sons.
Have a lovely weekend, all.