Alma-Sofia Miettinen (born 17 January 1996), known professionally as Alma, is a Finnish singer and songwriter.Beginning her career in 2013, she placed fifth in the seventh season of the Finnish version of Idol.Do you remember the letter that Susan Patton wrote to the editor of The Daily Princetonian called “Advice for the young women of Princeton: the daughters I never had”? She argues that while men are forgiving about “a woman’s lack of erudition, if she is exceptionally pretty, smart women can’t (shouldn’t) marry men who aren’t at least their intellectual equal.” It’s now September and that means back-to-school season – which got me thinking – as infuriating as it is, is Susan’s argument true?
On 28 October 2016, she released her debut EP Dye My Hair.See, women value intelligence and they use your alma mater as an indicator of how smart you are. (Side Comment: I used absolute Forbes ranking to create this map and note the concentration of dots in the upper half of the quadrant – Most Academic – ain’t we fancy!) Wait, does this mean that Susan Patton was right?So many weekend nights, I was tipsy in some bar, biding my time and stealing glances at my phone while pretending to have a good time. I often met this guy online, while swiping through Tinder or three other similar apps. I swiped in line at the bodega though I knew the man in back of me could see. Or you can leave the phone in your bedroom and return to it, shaking in a towel, to see if he has gotten back to you to solidify plans. It’s time text something long that is both demanding and overly apologetic.“You have that look,” my friend would say, “that look you get when you’re worried and waiting.” There was always a guy who had said, “Text me while you’re out and maybe we’ll meet up;” always a guy who had casually said, “I’ll text you some time later this week.” He always had a beard. I swiped on the subway so I knew which stations did or did not have service. My friend called this “war swiping” because there was an unnecessary urgency about it. Like, – “I’d like you to nail down a time when we can get drinks tonight.