I’m dropping offline for the obvious reasons (enforced family fun and live demonstrations of New Zealand’s binge drinking culture).
Have a happy and safe holiday season. It’s often the most stressful time of year, and every level of social pressure is on us to play nice and put up with shit, from the mildly annoying to the truly horrible, in the name of family and special occasion.
I thoroughly recommend the writings of Captain Awkward on this matter, specifically:
… but also generally. Because it was mainly through a solid diet of Captain Awkward columns that I came to some truly life-changing decisions about how I am willing to have people interact with me.
And if you are online, get your submissions in for the first Down Under Feminists’ Carnival of 2014!