12/04/2014 09:26 am ET Updated Dec 04, 2014

'I Went To Strip Clubs And Got Lap Dances With The Men': Confessions Of A 'Chill Girl'

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While reading Slate’s review of Laura Kipnis’ “Men: Notes From an Ongoing Investigation,” I was struck with a pang of self-recognition. Amanda Marcotte wrote that the book, which covers everything from the economy to politics, but largely focuses on sex, has too many “‘chill girl’ moments.” She defines these as points in the book in which Kipnis “props herself up by suggesting she’s unperturbed by the typical things that send hands clutching pearl-ward.”

Ah, the “chill girl.” I know her well. I was her through much of my 20s

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