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Reader Mail: “Thank You For Giving My Sister Something To Smile About”

We get quite a lot of reader mail at The Frisky; notes urging us to keep up the good work, some corrections or complaints, lots of tips for stories we should cover, and plenty of letters responding to posts we’ve run. We read and appreciate them all. But occasionally an email arrives that immediately gets shared with the entire staff and, on rarer occasions, is one we want to share with the site’s readership. Today, such an email found its way into my inbox. With the writer’s permission, I’m printing it after the jump. Keep reading »

Reader Mailbag: On Gender Equality

I get very nice mail from readers (thank you!), every once in a while I get pretty awful mail, and sometimes I get mail like the following letter, which just makes me scratch my head and say, “Huh?”

Subject: Compliments on “Padded Underwear Gives Men A Bigger Bulge

…but you’re too cynical. For years we men have stood by and watched as women have advanced on the territory we thought was our own – going to the best colleges, getting prestigious and high paying jobs, owning big houses, driving cool cars. Now it’s our turn to take some of the ground that your side has held. So look out world – dyed hair, plastic surgery, and hair plugs were only the first steps. Padded underwear is next. We’ll know that we’ve arrived at true equality when men begin anxiously asking their wives and girlfriends whether their butt looks too big. All best. xxxx

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Frisky Hate Mail: Why I Got Dumped & Will Be Alone Forever

We get a lot of mail from readers, some insanely flattering, some helpful (thanks for doing a little free copy-editing for us, guys!), and plenty of nasty hate mail. With that in mind, we’re going to post some of the best reader mail we get from time to time, because we totally appreciate that you even take the time to write!
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Reader Mail: How Do I Attract A Good Man?

After posting my most recent “Dating Amelia,” I got a very kind email from a reader asking for advice. I got her permission to answer the question on the site.

“I just recently discovered this website and I found a great deal of affinity for your situation, as I am going through the exact same thing myself. I’ve read your ‘Dating Amelia’ posts and they are inspirational. I do have a question for you though. You seem to have no problem finding men who were interested in you. How did you do this? I never get approached by men and always turn out to be the girl they want to be friends with instead of date. I’m 26, in grad school, a book nerd and average-looking. How can someone like me attract a good man? I admit that I am terrified that I will never be enough for a man (this is the reason my ex said he was leaving, that I wasn’t enough). I’ve been told that I might just have to wait until the men in my age group lower their standards, but I don’t want to be the girl someone just settles for. You seem to be coping with this situation so well and moving on in healthy way. Any advice you can offer would be much appreciated.”

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Frisky Hate Mail: We’re All Pathetic Skanks

We get a lot of mail from readers, some insanely flattering, some helpful (thanks for doing a little free copy-editing for us, guys!), and plenty of nasty hate mail. With that in mind, we’re going to post some of the best reader mail we get from time to time, because we totally appreciate that you even take the time to write!

From: REDACTED@linuxmail.org
Sent: Thu 02/26/2009 06:21 PM

“Male version of CNN article “How to Avoid Falling in Love”:
1) Only date fat chicks.
2) Date chicks who pay for dinner. In other words, date VERY LITTLE.
End of article.

I’m going to complain to CNN until they stop publishing you pathetic skanks.

Sincerely,
A guy who avoids chlamydia by not having sex with girls like you.”

Honestly, my case of chlamydia is so offended, it’s avoiding YOU. Keep reading »

Frisky Hate Mail: Articles For Bitchy, Gold Digging Sluts!

We get a lot of mail from readers, some insanely flattering, some helpful (thanks for doing a little free copy-editing for us, guys!), and plenty of nasty hate mail. With that in mind, we’re going to post some of the best reader mail we get from time to time, because we totally appreciate that you even take the time to write!

From: REDACTED@nebutel.com
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 08:45:17
So your snappy headlines of ’5 types of online losers to avoid’ made it on CNN. Well done! I guess there is big business bashing guys every day, week, month, year, huh? How about writing an article such as ‘How to NOT be a Golddigger or at least perceived as one,’ ‘Being a Bitch, the down side,’ and ‘Being a Slut does not entitle you to access to a guys bank account?’

Wow, someone must have stole a five dollar bill out of your pocket this morning! Bitter much? Anyway, in regards to your articles suggestions — considering the fact that a solid portion of our readers are bitchy gold digging sluts, we would really be doing them a disservice by publishing those kinds of articles. May I suggest you take your pitches to Douchebag Weekly instead? They LOVE that kind of stuff. Keep reading »

Frisky Hate Mail: Women Man Haters Who Love Lamborghinis

We get a lot of mail from readers, some insanely flattering, some helpful (thanks for doing a little free copy-editing for us, guys!), and plenty of nasty hate mail. With that in mind, we’re going to post some of the best reader mail we get from time to time, because we totally appreciate that you even take the time to write!

From: REDACTED@fastmail.fm
Date: Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 1:33 PM

“Ok, so you’ve got some of the low lifes down. Do you have any original ideas on the right guy? Or do you, just like all women man haters, know what you don’t want but havn’t a clue what a good guy is. Let me take a guess on the guy your looking for… Very rich, Brad Pitt looks, drives a Lamborghini. People who are not in a good relationship, or have never had a good relationship shouldn’t be giving advice on the matter. Good hunting…”

Judy McGuire got this one in response to one of her “Dating Don’ts” columns and asked me to fact check this hater’s slanderous statements. For starters, Brad Pitt is not her style. She’s more of a Richard Belzer girl. And a Lamborghini? Puh-lease. Is this the ’80s, Patrick Bateman? She’d rather date a guy with a chauffeured limo, natch.

[Note: Spelling errors were left, um, because.] Keep reading »

Frisky Hate Mail: Sexist Women Haters United!

We get a lot of mail from readers, some insanely flattering, some helpful (thanks for doing a little free copy-editing for us, guys!), and plenty of nasty hate mail. With that in mind, we’re going to post some of the best reader mail we get from time to time, because we totally appreciate that you even take the time to write!

From: REDACTED@cfl.rr.com
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 15:45:10 -0600

“It is doubtful there is a more sexist site on the internet pretending not to be sexist. You not only think little of men but you are ignorant of them as well. All you are really doing is making sure more women end up alone.”

Damn, you’re on to us. A couple weeks ago, we had this BIG meeting to, like, discuss the future of The Frisky, where we were going editorially in 2009, and then I had an idea. Actually, our office man slave had an idea — his name is also “Slave,” such a coincidence, right?! — so I took out his ball gag for a second and gave him permission to speak. He said, “Mistresses, the site should be more man AND woman hating. I mean, you obviously hate men, but why don’t you hate women too, and then it’ll be equal opportunity sexism, which, in a way, isn’t sexist at all, and then everyone will be confused. It’ll be great for traffic!” Then I shoved the gag back in his mouth and made him give me a foot rub, while I chatted with the guys on my IM and pretended to care. Also, what’s so bad about being alone? You save tons of money on toilet paper. Keep reading »

Frisky Hate Mail: Treating Men Like Dogs

We get a lot of mail from readers, some insanely flattering, some helpful (thanks for doing a little free copy-editing for us, guys!), and plenty of nasty hate mail. With that in mind, we’re going to post some of the best reader mail we get from time to time, because we totally appreciate that you even take the time to write!

From: REDACTED@comcast.net
Sent: Tue 12/30/2008 9:28 PM

“Your recent article entitled ‘Eight Signs Your Man May Be Depressed’ sounds more like advice to females concerning their depressed pet dog rather than male spouse. Since it also appears your website encourages consulting the Astro Guide for marital and dating guidance, rather than the sound advice of a marriage counselor, pastor, priest, or rabbi, I am suggesting that your editor change the totally worthless and misleading content of your website to one with greater moral substance and sound spiritual counseling.”

Are you talking smack about Yale, American, and George Washington Universities? That’s where writer and licensed clinical psychologist (the one behind the article you mentioned), Dr. Andrea Bonior, got her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology. But you’re right, her suggestions do work for dogs too. Lucca was super depressed last week because of the holidays (seasonal depression, you know), and I tried some of Dr. Bonior’s advice. This week my girl is doing cartwheels! Keep reading »

Frisky Hate Mail: You Crazy Chicks Should Learn Some Math!

We get a lot of mail from readers, some insanely flattering, some helpful (thanks for doing a little free copy-editing for us, guys!), and plenty of nasty hate mail. With that in mind, we’re going to post some of the best reader mail we get from time to time, because we totally appreciate that you even take the time to write!

“I’m a normal dude who read one of your articles while on the CNN site — wow, is this stuff a big bag of crazy. It’s like ‘that crazy chick I dated in college’ merged with ‘all that is irrelevant.’ Please, do something worthwhile — volunteer, travel, read a book (not about fashion or ‘guys’), or for god-sakes learn accounting.”

Psst, we were that crazy chick you dated in college — guess you were too drunk to remember. Anyhoo, thanks for reminding us — it’s time for The Frisky’s Daily Math Problem!

Question: What is the volume of an tetrahedron with edge length of 1? Answer, after the jump! Keep reading »

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