Women pay about $2,000 more per year than men on goods and services due to the markup of price on ‘female-marketed’ products. Ack! I’ve also noticed that the quality of male-marketed items—especially clothing—is much higher than their female-marketed equivalents. Higher percentages of cotton versus synthetic fibers, thicker fabric...huge difference! I only buy pajamas and basics from the men’s section now and they last so much longer. I also wear dude deodorant. Women’s deo seems to be designed to ruin clothing... So, any other dude products you gals have made the switch to and can recommend?
I am 15f, my dad is 31m, stepmum (Anna) is 29f, stepsister (Zoe) is 8f. We are in the UK.
I was born when my parents were just 16, and my egg donor did a runner before I turned 1, I don't know her now. Dad, well he did the best he could as a young single father, but we've lived in a small 2 bed flat and not had much money for as long as I can remember.
So dad and Anna married 2 years ago but stayed living in separate homes as Anna was a carer for her disabled mum.
Pre-covid, I was out of the house a lot and never really cared much about my room which had childish pink walls with hearts on. During the first lockdown I became quite down and unhappy and eventually decided to overhaul my room completely to feel more like me and spent some of my savings on paint and new sheets and stuff. I put grey on 3 walls and did a geometric design in shades of blue on the 4th. It's a lot more grown up and I felt a lot more comfortable spending all my time in my new space.
Sadly Anna's mum passed away mid January, at the end of February Anna and Zoe moved in to our tiny flat, and I had to share my room with Zoe. I didn't complain about it, about half my small space now being toys, about suddenly becoming a full time big sister. We had to swap my bed for bunk beds and because Zoe is afraid of heights I had to take the top bunk, I haven't even complained that I can no longer sit upright on my bed!
We are going to move into a 3 bed at some point, but until then, this is the situation. I am not happy but accept it. But Zoe isn't happy and is too young/immature (she's 8, I get it) to accept it. Zoe cries for her old room back. Anna wants to paint my beautiful new room back to the pink I used my own money to cover up, and I'm refusing to let her.
Dad says he will pay to paint my room the same in the new house when we move, I say they can paint Zoe's room in the new house too. Anna is saying I'm being childish and nagging at dad to make me change my mind, but dad is stuck between us and privately says he gets it, that I've had to put up with so much, but won't stand up to Anna on my behalf.
I've offered compromises - they can paint if I can take the bottom bunk and put curtains around it so I'm not surrounded by fucking pink again, or leave it as it is and put pink curtains around Zoe's bunk so she is surrounded by pink. Both ideas got shot down as me 'being stubborn for the sake of it'.
I think I've latched onto my walls as the last bit of control I have and I d... keep reading on reddit ➡
I love Pink Floyd, and there’s not a single album I don’t enjoy to its fullest extent, however, what are your guy’s opinions if you had to choose a “worst” album?
Yesterday I went to VS pink to get myself a 32DDD bra after watching that tiktok and finding out that's my actual bra size. First one of the workers tried to convince me to get fitted after I had already said I wasn't interested. Then I picked a bra I liked and ask another worker if they had it on my size. She said they didn't but she would order it online for me. Turns out they don't make 32DDD at pink. The lady then tried to convince me that 34 DD was the same. I know it isn't because that's the bra I used to wear and it wasn't supportive and I just hated my boobs. I went to a different store and got my actual size and they fit so well.