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Cruel compendium #47 🌻
Space cat, Lisa Frank dog, and my therapist Harry Styles
Bonjour from France mon ami!
ICYMI, I wrote about how scary it is to take time off as a freelancer and my shifting attitudes about work here:
Women explain why they buy male sex dolls by Hallie Lieberman
If my body isn’t private, your house sure as f*ck isn’t by Jessica Valenti. “We are not bound to rules of engagement created by the people who codify our oppression.”
Girls’ Night In readers give great advice on splitting household chores
Did you know that unsolicited dick pics are illegal in Texas? (One thing my state is doing right!)
Is New York City boring without booze? An illustrated investigation by Tatiana Gallardo. I love this comic about a booze-free summer in New York. (I wrote about my own sobriety this year here.) This 24-year-old artist has wisdom and bravery far beyond her years, and her newsletter is all about “365 days of conquering my cowardice.” Obsessed!
Questionable self-care advice
I bought these workout shorts and really like them (but your phone flops around in the pocket while running so they might be better for other kinds of workouts)
Lisa Frank dog is my moodboard
Nothing matters, and I celebrate that
I am but a kite in the sky
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