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THIS WEEK’S UNFUCK YOURSELF: on Gaza, on roommate drama, on how to talk to your coworker’s stupid fucking baby. 
Tips that include…
Ask the mother some variation on, “So, how’s motherhood?” and listen patiently while thinking about your own crippling fear of responsibility and vaginal tearing.
Jingle your keys in front of the baby’s face while humming a childhood tune or while taunting, “I know how to drive and YOOOOU DON’T.”
Do not ask who the father is.
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THIS WEEK’S UNFUCK YOURSELF: on Gaza, on roommate drama, on how to talk to your coworker’s stupid fucking baby.

Tips that include…

  1. Ask the mother some variation on, “So, how’s motherhood?” and listen patiently while thinking about your own crippling fear of responsibility and vaginal tearing.
  2. Jingle your keys in front of the baby’s face while humming a childhood tune or while taunting, “I know how to drive and YOOOOU DON’T.”
  3. Do not ask who the father is.

READ ME: http://hazli.tt/kt


hazlittmag:

Should I Keep Being A Writer If I Can’t Pay My Rent?
Got a problem that’s got you feeling fucked if you do, fucked if you don’t? Send us your concerns and questions and Unfuck Yourself with Hazlitt editor scaachi…
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I’m a freelance journalist struggling to get by in an expensive city and am considering quitting writing altogether, but it’s the only thing I know how to do well. While I certainly did not get into journalism to become rich, I find myself having difficulty paying rent and being able to afford three daily square meals. This quarter-life crisis is not helped by constantly hearing about publications shuttering daily. How do I shake these feelings of disillusionment towards my chosen profession and stay productive in the face of a job forecast that feels constantly negative?
— Tired of Being Broke
I went to journalism school, and I will assume you did too, so we probably heard the same line: that if you are talented and you work hard enough, you will find work that feeds your belly and your brain. I am sorry you have to hear it from an Internet advice column, but this is a big lie. It’s simply not true. Maybe it is in some industries, like dentistry or taxidermy, but in journalism and media, luck (or lack thereof) can sometimes dictate the terms of your employment more than things like talent and perseverance
I trust that if you ask the fine people who worked at The Grid—a free weekly Toronto paper that recently folded—they would tell you they worked really hard. Sometimes being good at a thing isn’t enough…
READ THE REST (YOU MUST)

Hi this is from last week but I forgot to Tumbl but READ IT OKAY? View Larger

hazlittmag:

Should I Keep Being A Writer If I Can’t Pay My Rent?

Got a problem that’s got you feeling fucked if you do, fucked if you don’t? Send us your concerns and questions and Unfuck Yourself with Hazlitt editor scaachi

***

I’m a freelance journalist struggling to get by in an expensive city and am considering quitting writing altogether, but it’s the only thing I know how to do well. While I certainly did not get into journalism to become rich, I find myself having difficulty paying rent and being able to afford three daily square meals. This quarter-life crisis is not helped by constantly hearing about publications shuttering daily. How do I shake these feelings of disillusionment towards my chosen profession and stay productive in the face of a job forecast that feels constantly negative?

— Tired of Being Broke

I went to journalism school, and I will assume you did too, so we probably heard the same line: that if you are talented and you work hard enough, you will find work that feeds your belly and your brain. I am sorry you have to hear it from an Internet advice column, but this is a big lie. It’s simply not true. Maybe it is in some industries, like dentistry or taxidermy, but in journalism and media, luck (or lack thereof) can sometimes dictate the terms of your employment more than things like talent and perseverance

I trust that if you ask the fine people who worked at The Grid—a free weekly Toronto paper that recently folded—they would tell you they worked really hard. Sometimes being good at a thing isn’t enough…

READ THE REST (YOU MUST)

Hi this is from last week but I forgot to Tumbl but READ IT OKAY?