A couple of weeks ago I was at the salon getting my hair done, trying but failing to not be the woman who checks her blackberry while sitting in the stylist’s chair, when I get a text message that says “Savage Love and you have the same question up right now.” Enjoying my lovely afternoon at the salon and not thinking much about it, I write back, “Really? Which one?” and then, a moment later as a-ha moment kicks in, “Same in content or exact same words?” to which I get “The one about the 40 year old gay guy whose bf was making him buy everything” and then “Exact same words”.
When I returned to work I saw that, in fact, Dan Savage and I had indeed run the exact same question though we had edited it in slightly different ways (the original letter came in via snail mail and was more than a single spaced page – try printing that in a magazine column) – mine in Time Out Chicago, his in his syndicated column.
And as much as I tend to think Dan Savage and I tend to give radically different responses – mine more health-focused and “awww, the world is such a pretty place, let’s all be kind to each other and have great sex” and Dan more political-focused, ALL-CAPS and “the world is kind of fucked up, but don’t be an asshole and do have good sex”, I guess it’s not always the case – check out my column and his to see what you think.
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