Today I’m launching a new feature that I will probably forget all about and never repeat, like the feature I launched that time about storage tubs.
But anyway, clock this, yall: for this feature, I’m publishing emails from the Twisty inbox, writing incisive responses, and closing with an endearing “Hugs, Twisty.” In fact, I’m calling the whole feature “Hugs, Twisty.” This is because I am up with people.
So let’s get started!
I’m a fairly new reader of yours and loving it!
I heard today on the news that over 80% of workers losing their jobs right now are men, which I think may mean that there are now more women in the workforce than men. Is this a sign of the paradigm shifting, do you think?
Thanks for all that you do,
As luck would have it, spinster aunts are the world’s foremost authorities on labor economics.
The reason more men are getting fired is that they are the highest paid workers, and employers with an eye on the bottom line know that they can keep the women on for less grip.
Watch the TV melodramas for an upsurge in one of patriarchy’s time-honored morality plays: wife has become main breadwinner, unemployed husband sits around in stained undershirt scaring the children, eventually killing himself because he can’t stand the emasculating shame of it all. If the TV show is one of the popular Mutilated Female Corpse cop dramas, the husband will kill the wife instead of himself. The message in either case: men must lead public lives or someone will die.
No, I hadn’t seen this or that. Its such a comfort to know that young people are rediscovering the classics when it comes to self-torture.
Were you aware that “God never created solo sex”? Well, it’s true. This dude knows, because he received, and has published for your edification, a personal letter he got from God Himself, wherein God explains why he shouldn’t hone his bone alone.
Is it a good thing to have sexual relations? Certainly — but only within a certain context. It’s good for a man to have a wife, and for a woman to have a husband. Sexual drives are strong, but marriage is strong enough to contain them and provide for a balanced and fulfilling sexual life in a world of sexual disorder.”
I’m a bit suspicious about this God-letter. Would God actually use a contraction? And what’s with this “signed, God” shit? What, no hugs from God? Or would that be too gay?
Give my regards to the old gang, Brett!
First, you must forgive my inability to find the accent mark. Second, I wanted to point something out to you in case you had missed it in all the hullabaloo about the octuplets. The little girl from Yemen who made the news a while ago for getting a divorce was doing some kind of press tour and Time had an article about it.
Apparently a reporter at this press conference asked the girl “if she hopes to meet her Prince Charming someday”. The writer of the article did not refer to the asker of the question as a “complete idiot” which I feel would have been the appropriate response.
I leave this information in your capable hands.
It is customary for Western reporters interviewing traumatized survivors of forced marriage and child rape to make jokey innuendos about their future careers as sex objects. These jokes are consistent with global accords governing fair use of women.
P.S. I will overlook the accent mark infraction. This time.