2016. What a dumpster fire.
Just look at how pissed we were on November 9. Across social media the day after the election, we collectively dropped three times more f-bombs than usual. THREE TIMES.
Paul Stolley tallied up All of the Fucks Given in 2016 on Medium and unearthed this gem:
"Women were significantly more sweary on social, with 58% of posts mentioning fuck coming from a woman. (Ed. note: Fuck yeah, we were.) This is possibly due to the whole vagina grabbing leader of the free world thing."
Then there's that other thing...
On December 28, we -- C&C -- published our final Stuff Mom Never Told You podcast. After 833 episodes, it's time to move onward and unladylikeward.
But we don't want to leave y'all behind while we jump off this cliff. Selfishly, we're both terribly afraid of heights and prefer as many hands to hold as possible at high altitudes. Objectively, your loyalty, encouragement, insights, vulnerability, hilarity, Ruth Bader Ginsburg appreciation and heaps of other charms make the Stuff Mom Never Told You community one of the internet's best.
Not that we're biased...
In all sincerity, the longstanding support and involvement of Stuff Mom Never Told You galpals, guypals and genderqueerpals have changed our lives personally and podcast-ily. As much as y'all have hopefully learned from the feminist tote bags of stats, studies and media sources we brough to each episode, you've taught us volumes about feminism, inclusivity, difference, exercising with boobs, the secret world of adult acne and so much more.
In fact, our future Unladylike book illustrated by your fave new illustrator Tyler Feder wouldn't be a glimmer on our horizons (resisting a herizons pun so hard) without each of you. We can never say it enough: Thank y'all.
Still feeling auld lang syne-y about SMNTY? Us, too.
Pop the leftover new year's champagne and pour one out to Cristen's round-up of 13 Stuff Mom Never Told You Episodes That Shook Up My Straight-White-Lady Perspective on Medium.