Enabling! What does it mean?! Are we all doing it?! Or, as we all remember from the iconic bedtime story of our childhood: If you give a mouse a cookie, it might overdose on heroin.
As we've previously mentioned, it's hard not to feel weird about reading and enjoying the oeuvre of substance abuser/girl-about-town and former XOJane beauty blogger Cat Marnell, who writes (high) with bracing, unapologetic fuck-itness about her drug and alcohol addiction while she's doing beauty experiments like bleaching her eyebrows.
She also has some interesting thoughts about being a female addict (from her infamous Vice interview: "I'm going to tell you right now that there is a voice that comes out in me when I write for Jane that says "I'm getting better," like all reassuringly, which caters to women-and I do it without realizing it. Sometimes it's true. But I'm really not planning on getting better. It's like everyone is always encouraging my recovery. Women do it in real life and online. So I often write in this fake way that reflects that, that I'm on that track. It's weird") from a perspective you rarely hear. Out loud, anyway.