"I was applying to the exact same jobs, exact same resume, just a different name."
There is no “right” way for someone to respond when they find themselves the target of [abuse]. Ignoring it, disengaging, calling it out — these are all different mechanisms for navigating a really thorny path.
Rachel Fershleiser’s impeccable taste in eyewear makes me trust that every book she recommends must be fantastic.
I only just learned this and damn that’s useful.
Really, every detail aligns:
The subprime auto-lending business — writing car-loans to people who can’t afford them — is fuelled by GPS-enabled immobilizers that let lenders track and shut down cars whose drivers violate terms of service, from missing payments to fleeing the tri-county area in order to move into a shelter for abused women.
One woman explained that she used to identify as an artist but had worked extremely hard to become legible as a designer. The reason was: a 5-10x increase in expected income for identical work.
Angry users on [Anon-IB, a forum used by nude-photo thieves] blamed the high-profile celebrity nude leak for ruining iCloud hacking techniques they’d used for months or even years to silently download backups from iPhone owners. “I’m pretty sure J-Law, Kate Upton, McKayla Maroney, their lawyers, and the people who released the nude photos fucked it up for us,” wrote one user, referring to some of the celebrity victims of the photo scandal. “I’d rather be able to download backups of all of the chicks I know than a bunch of random celebs,” complained another.
It’s that second part that I have trouble with. “Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity.” This, to me, sounds like the words of someone who has absolutely no concept of what it’s like to exist outside of mainstream culture.
An aside: I do not find comfort and companionship when I find that other people like Richard E. Grant in the same way that I do. You couldn’t possibly. Richard E. Grant doesn’t understand himself the way that I understand Richard E. Grant. No one else in the world has seen Withnail & I, even if they have watched it. Only I have. Please do not attempt to share in this experience with me.
Real invention, out of nowhere, not selecting from the possible, is impossible, by definition.