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The rise of everyday resistance

February 22, 2017
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In the rhetoric and imaginations of the the right, those protesting the new administration are “radicals”. Trash can arsonists. Spray paint thugs. Ugly, mannish women and their criminal counterparts who are all insane with rage. Add the implied “scary brown people and ‘others’” to that list of false critique and the right’s got itself a villain. […]

Reasons to vote Hillary that have nothing to do with You Know Who

October 11, 2016

Let’s take a moment to go high. You don’t win an election by simply not being the other candidate, right John Kerry? I was so sure of his win when I campaigned for him in Wisconsin that I figured they could throw an empty chair up there and Dubya would be packing his bags.   […]

Sorry about that whole “Gender Reveal Party” trend, I guess

May 15, 2016

I read an article about the relationship between the “gender reveal” pregnancy party and the current transgender bathroom panic. I feel the very bizarre need to get this off my chest because that whole thing may have been my fault. In my defense, I just like cake. Hear me out. I have at the very annoying […]

Rachel Dolezal: Personal identity is only a “problem” when you’re a minority

June 13, 2015
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The NAACP social justice activist who is really a white woman with an awesome perm has riled the interwebz today. We’re of course talking about Rachel Dolezal. I do have some questions of my own. Like, why do we accept the self-indentification of a rich, white conservative who started life as a man and yet we […]

The questions I’d Like Megyn Kelly to ask the Duggars (& the HONEST answers we’d never get)

June 1, 2015
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I know people like me are supposed to be so “gleeful” about taking down the Duggars, but I’m really quite over them. Wait. What’s that? Fox News (who else) is airing an interview between Megyn Kelly and the Duggar parents on Wednesday at 9pm ET? They’re back in our faces? Because they care more about money […]

Every defense of Josh Duggar, debunked

May 25, 2015
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The Josh Duggar incest molestation scandal is the height of the American hypocrisy, isn’t it? Rich, white, conservative male shielded from legal consequences of his actions and afforded prime real estate in the social landscape of America while a black kid can’t wear a hoodie in a good neighborhood without asking to die. Let’s examine […]

Sorry, Anne Lamott, you are wrong about Mother’s Day

May 9, 2015
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Anne Lamott can stop. She wrote a big old diatribe about Mother’s Day yesterday with two basic points: motherhood isn’t special and we should include all women on this day. Normally the more inclusive route is the high road, but let’s take a closer look. “Mother’s Day celebrates a huge lie about the value of […]

In defense of Britt McHenry (no seriously)

April 18, 2015
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As you’ve heard, previously vaguely-known/now-internet-famous ESPN reporter Britt McHenry is the latest anti-darling of America’s collective rage after video surfaced of her being a huge twat to a tow lot employee. She’s pretty. She’s blonde. She was a total asshole. And true to script, she’s now apologizing in the midst of public shame as she […]

Dolce and Gabbana don’t like your IVF baby

March 16, 2015
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Dolce and Gabbana told the world what they think about that baby you conceived using in vitro fertilization. The designers spoke out against IVF babies, for some reason, calling them “chemical offspring” during an interview in which they renounced gay parents for using “rented uteruses”. The gay fashion designers, who presumably speak in unison like the creepy […]

If you drink, you need to factor two expenses: alcohol AND CABS

March 13, 2015
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I’m sure you heard about the secret service agents who got drunk and crashed the White House barricades recently. Are there really people out there not getting this: DON’T OPERATE A CAR IF YOU ARE DRUNK. It’s not okay because you won a gold medal. It’s not okay because you’re a senator. It’s not okay just because […]


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