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Keeping up with ex-xojaners
November 26, 2015
5:34 pm
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Swastika Handbag
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Meows: 732
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July 24, 2014

We can discuss Mandy's desperate attempts at relevance, Emily's job status, and all the other xowriters who have left/escaped xoJane.

November 26, 2015
5:55 pm
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Bloody Tampon In The Dirt
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March 19, 2014

The thing is, and maybe I'm too new and my nearly 2 years of lurking don't mean enough, but why would Emily try and keep up charades like that? WHY?newherechairchairchairchairchairchair

November 26, 2015
6:50 pm
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pingity1
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May 3, 2014

I'm guessing she's going to be unemployed for a long time to come, so she thought pretending she was still with them would be profitable to her in some way..? Easier to find a job when you have a job and all that..? I wonder if Mandy is looking for work or just hoping to get famous.

November 26, 2015
11:10 pm
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Divorce Live On Stage
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May 10, 2015

pingity1 meowed

I'm guessing she's going to be unemployed for a long time to come, so she thought pretending she was still with them would be profitable to her in some way..? Easier to find a job when you have a job and all that..? I wonder if Mandy is looking for work or just hoping to get famous.

I always assumed Mandy had some low profile copyediting job or something that she keeps low key because her public profile is such a disaster.

Maybe she's a telemarketer or something though who knows lol whatever she does to pay the bills is decidedly not something that fits her OMGMandy~~! public image.

November 27, 2015
1:12 am
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The Disagreement Banana Exists For A Reason
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December 14, 2013

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I'm guessing she's going to be unemployed for a long time to come, so she thought pretending she was still with them would be profitable to her in some way..? Easier to find a job when you have a job and all that..? I wonder if Mandy is looking for work or just hoping to get famous.

I always assumed Mandy had some low profile copyediting job or something that she keeps low key because her public profile is such a disaster.

Maybe she's a telemarketer or something though who knows lol whatever she does to pay the bills is decidedly not something that fits her OMGMandy~~! public image.

She's divorced, right? And her husband is some LA music industry person, if I remember correctly. Maybe she still gets alimony or something, or maybe she got a one-time payout, or some small real estate in the divorce that she's renting out for extra income. Either that, or her parents are helping her. 

formerly known as Omar GOMIng
November 27, 2015
3:18 am
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pingity1
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May 3, 2014

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I'm guessing she's going to be unemployed for a long time to come, so she thought pretending she was still with them would be profitable to her in some way..? Easier to find a job when you have a job and all that..? I wonder if Mandy is looking for work or just hoping to get famous.

I always assumed Mandy had some low profile copyediting job or something that she keeps low key because her public profile is such a disaster.

Maybe she's a telemarketer or something though who knows lol whatever she does to pay the bills is decidedly not something that fits her OMGMandy~~! public image.

She's divorced, right? And her husband is some LA music industry person, if I remember correctly. Maybe she still gets alimony or something, or maybe she got a one-time payout, or some small real estate in the divorce that she's renting out for extra income. Either that, or her parents are helping her. 

She's divorced fa sho.

Remember Marci getting demoted before? I wonder if they think they'll be re-hired, or something, once budget frees up?

November 27, 2015
6:30 am
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Corporeal Beau
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May 24, 2013

Continuing off of what people brought up in the old thread about how Emily writes about her sobriety, especially in that AA post– I never really noticed before until you hams brought it up, but it is very strange and uncomfortable how often she brings up her past antics as an addict in that AA article. I'm sure she justifies it by saying she's just being honest about it so women can share their stories and relate and face their issues, etc., but I think if anything, it would give people struggling with addiction a pretty easy opportunity to stay in denial. "Well, I'm nowhere near as bad as her! I'm not stumbling around on the subway every night!! My problem really isn't that bad!" It's like, excuse me for even suggesting this, she just writes this stuff for herself without even fully considering the message she's sending out to the world. I feel like if you're writing an article about how AA has helped you, maybe address how you were able to get help? And if it was as easy as just one day having enough of the alcoholism and showing up to a meeting, maybe include "while I didn't even care at that point if I'd see someone I know, a lot of people do worry…" Etc. and maybe talk about how she felt opening up for the first time at a meeting? It seems like all the xojane writers have a habit of focusing on retelljng their stories of rock bottom ad nauseum and very little about how they felt in recovery. I mean, other than the usual "yes I have an ED and am working on loving myself but I still hate my body sometimes and it's okay that I write articles about that!"

I was A BitchBerry, Not Yet A Twatgerine, until I finally embraced my patient suitor, the Victorian era, with open arms.
November 27, 2015
6:40 pm
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Lady Danger
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November 18, 2015

I'm actually now convinced that Emily no longer works for XO. They photoshopped that stupid AF picture on this Friday's open thread with "all the XOJane staff". Emily was nowhere in it. She's out.

November 27, 2015
7:22 pm
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RaeWhas
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May 22, 2013

When did Sommer Sherwood jump ship? I have to say that there was always something that rubbed me slightly the wrong way about her. I found her slightly a bit smug about the single mom thing, like, "hey everyone, I've got my shit handled!" when her kid's dad was very present in his life and they co-parented, and she lived a hipster lifestyle in Los Angeles. You know, PRIVILEGE! I'm not talking financial privilege especially because lord knows we could all use more money, especially single mama's, but you know, it's just a bit different living in Silverlake. I do feel torn and a tiny bit bad saying that because for the most part she seemed nice and down to earth, but yeah, a tiny bit of the smug.

November 28, 2015
1:17 am
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FlyAwayOrnacia
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November 19, 2015

So I only got into xoJane this summer so I am not very familiar with the revolving door of editors.

So I browsed through the old open thread and found about the whole IJJ  "Jews totally could have just dyed their hair blonde during the Holocaust!" scandal. Seriously glad I didn't read the site back then because she seems literally the most insufferable person ever.

 

While a write up about said scandal is like the second result when you google her, she is still writing beauty articles at Elle and Cosmo and I assume DJing according to her Twitter.

November 28, 2015
1:47 am
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pingity1
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May 3, 2014

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I'm actually now convinced that Emily no longer works for XO. They photoshopped that stupid AF picture on this Friday's open thread with "all the XOJane staff". Emily was nowhere in it. She's out.

LMAO. That workplace is so f**king passive aggressive. This whole situation is so f**ked up.

 

@dizzyizzy, you know, in retrospect, I enjoy her writing (like this article: http://www.xojane.com/beauty/lets-talk-eyelash-extensions). She totally deserved to be let go for that Holocaust stuff, though.

November 28, 2015
5:05 am
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Corporeal Beau
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May 24, 2013

dizzyizzy123 meowed

So I only got into xoJane this summer so I am not very familiar with the revolving door of editors.

So I browsed through the old open thread and found about the whole IJJ  "Jews totally could have just dyed their hair blonde during the Holocaust!" scandal. Seriously glad I didn't read the site back then because she seems literally the most insufferable person ever.

 

While a write up about said scandal is like the second result when you google her, she is still writing beauty articles at Elle and Cosmo and I assume DJing according to her Twitter.

The most cringe-worthy part of the whole thing was that her original point was that people get away with saying racist shit all the time, whereas if you say something anti-Semitic you basically get fired immediately. And that was pre-Melissa Stetten, so up until that point none of the casual racists at xojane had even really apologized (other than maybe childish SORRY you're so OFFENDED all the time) let alone been fired for it. But instead of sticking to the idea that racism needs to be taken more seriously, IJJ somehow dug her heels into the idea that anti-semitism is taken too seriously. But I feel like that definitely set a precedent for Stetten to be fired, otherwise xojane would look even more f**ked up

I was A BitchBerry, Not Yet A Twatgerine, until I finally embraced my patient suitor, the Victorian era, with open arms.
November 29, 2015
4:39 pm
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The Disagreement Banana Exists For A Reason
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December 14, 2013

…remember Sasha? She was a thing for a while, right?
I don't have anything else to add. I just kind of miss commenters like Sasha. She was terrible, but fun-terrible. 

 

(ETA shit, I think I should have posted this in the mute list forum. But I'm too drunk to c+p and then solve the math thing again, sorry  drunk)

formerly known as Omar GOMIng


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