Jody Amable

Jody Amable

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Born and raised in the Bay Area, Jody Amable is a freelance writer and editor specializing in music coverage. When she's not working, she's probably baking, attempting to learn the accordion, or watching a Law & Order episode she's seen 20 times already.

Jody Amable Articles

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What I Learned From Talking Back To Men

Harnessing the courage within myself—courage I didn’t even know I had—to coolly, calmly call this guy out has made me a better human being.

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I Still Live In My Hometown . . . And I Feel Like A Loser

I'm 30 years old and stuck in San Jose, the hometown I always wanted to leave. What happened?

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“How are you?” he said as I passed him. And that’s when I started to panic a bit. Image: Christian Koch/Unsplash.

Worst Feminist Ever: What Do I Do When An Old Guy Calls Me 'Sweetie'?

If I let everyone off the hook for extenuating circumstances like, “He’s over 50, so he probably just doesn’t know any better,” no one’s ever going to stop calling me “sweetie.”

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Image courtesy of Pumpkin the Raccoon. Thanks for the spoiler, Pumpkin. >:(

A Grown-A** Woman Reads Harry Potter: Everyone You Love Will Eventually Die

Forget a cute story of wizard wonderment — the real moral of Harry Potter is that life is an endless parade of pain and turmoil where you have to watch everyone you’ve ever loved die.

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OK, but WHAT IS HE HOLDING IN HIS HANDS

Why Do We Keep Telling Women Not To Feed The Trolls?

I couldn’t help but assume the reason these people were telling me not to say even a word to this troll was because women aren’t supposed to fight back. We’re supposed to rise above — to “not stoop to their level,” as my mom used to say.

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A Tribute To Molly, The American Girl Doll For The Geeks Among Us

In this time of toy-giving, I'm reflecting on the impact one doll made on me and, I'm willing to bet, a small subset of other girls, too.

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A Grown-A** Woman Reads Harry Potter: The Magic of Death 

So far, Deathly Hallows is, to me, about the divide between the living, the dead, and the living who have seen death. Harry and I are part of an exclusive club: Those under 30 who have experienced death. And when I say “experienced,” I don’t mean “witnessed.” I mean really, really felt it, all the way through.

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I don’t even know what he looked like. I was so focused on not making eye contact that I didn’t get a good look at him.

The Internal Monologue Of A Woman Being Groped At A Concert

No matter how drunk he is, he can’t NOT notice this. His hand is moving. What do I do? What do I do? Do I politely ask him to stop? Do I yell at him? Do I wheel around and whack him in the face? You don’t know what he’s doing, Jody. Calm down. Don’t make a scene.

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So, like, am I a fan now, everyone? Image: Thinkstock.

A Grown-A** Woman Reads Harry Potter: Drunk Hogwarts History Edition

The neighbors turned their lights off. My dog fell sound asleep. I kept reading. And at 1:03 am, I finished. All was well.

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Confessions Of A Female Classic-Rock Geek

Like most nerd realms, music writing is a predominantly male world. Especially if, like me, your greatest love is classic rock.

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