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Did You Know That Sexism Was Over?

Also Racism and Bigotry and Everything Icky!
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Did you know that sexism was over? Me neither. Because it’s not. Like not even remotely. When we first saw the Interwebz telling us that 56% of men think sexism is over (according to a recent survey by Pew) we laughed so hard that wine came out of our noses. This had to be a [&hellip
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Did you know that sexism was over? Me neither. Because it’s not. Like not even remotely. When we first saw the Interwebz telling us that 56% of men think sexism is over (according to a recent survey by Pew) we laughed so ...
Also Racism and Bigotry and Everything Icky!

Did You Know That Sexism Was Over?

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Did you know that sexism was over? Me neither. Because it’s not. Like not even remotely. When we first saw the Interwebz telling us that 56% of men think sexism is over (according to a recent survey by Pew) we laughed so hard that wine came out of our noses. This had to be a [&hellip
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CNN was on at the gym the other day and there was actually a headline saying “Saudis Should Stop Bombing Hospitals, Schools.” Because we live in a world where apparently it does not go without saying that everyone should ...
Even When It Really Should

It Does Not Go Without Saying

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CNN was on at the gym the other day and there was actually a headline saying “Saudis Should Stop Bombing Hospitals, Schools.” Because we live in a world where apparently it does not go without saying that everyone should just know that bombing a hospital or a school is really terrible. Like punching a baby, [&hellip
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With no reported polio cases since July of 2014, Nigeria was supposed to be celebrating 2 years free of the disease. Instead, a new large-scale vaccination campaign was launched after two children were diagnosed with polio ...
Political turmoil and inaction are enabling the spread of deadly diseases.

Politics is Making People Sick, Literally

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With no reported polio cases since July of 2014, Nigeria was supposed to be celebrating 2 years free of the disease. Instead, a new large-scale vaccination campaign was launched after two children were diagnosed with polio last week. This virus is genetically linked to a strain that was seen in 2011, which means it has [&hellip
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Reading through the recently-released Department of Justice report on its 14-month investigation into the practices of the Baltimore City Police Department produces many different reactions. For some, total denial of any ...
Failing Ourselves and Our Communities One Injustice At a Time

We Want The Police To Fail

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Reading through the recently-released Department of Justice report on its 14-month investigation into the practices of the Baltimore City Police Department produces many different reactions. For some, total denial of any wrongdoing on the part of the police. For others, the response is more of a shrug, sort of “what did you expect? Of c
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In the near future, once President Obama has left the oval office, there will be analysis of his legacy based on how well he delivered on the promises he made during his campaigns. This will be an important task and be a big ...
Obama’s presidency has not gone the way many predicted.

No Death Panels, No Shariah Law, Everyone Still Has Guns

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In the near future, once President Obama has left the oval office, there will be analysis of his legacy based on how well he delivered on the promises he made during his campaigns. This will be an important task and be a big part of understanding how history views his time in office. But what’s [&hellip
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My dad used to like to pretend bad things just didn’t happen. When asked about family feuds or crises d’jour he’d switch topics, ignore the issue, tell me to pray for him, or make up an innocuous answer. On the other ...
In Between All The Pokemon Go

How We Talk To Our Kids

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My dad used to like to pretend bad things just didn’t happen. When asked about family feuds or crises d’jour he’d switch topics, ignore the issue, tell me to pray for him, or make up an innocuous answer. On the other hand, my mom would give bizarre guidance when it wasn’t needed—like that using tampons [&hellip
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Did you know Brenda Walsh has breast cancer? Do you even know who Brenda Walsh is? If your answer to the former is shock and dismay, or mournfully tsk-tsking the cruel passage of time, then you are “of a certain age.” If ...
You Can Predict the Rain Because Your Ankle Hurts

This Is When You Know You’re Old, Part Deux

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Did you know Brenda Walsh has breast cancer? Do you even know who Brenda Walsh is? If your answer to the former is shock and dismay, or mournfully tsk-tsking the cruel passage of time, then you are “of a certain age.” If you don’t know who she is, please quickly walk away from me and [&hellip
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The Olympics are supposed to be about the global community coming together in the spirit of friendly competition to celebrate elite athletes. But of course humans are the absolute worst, so the Olympics never end up being ...
So. Many. Things.

It’s the Olympics, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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The Olympics are supposed to be about the global community coming together in the spirit of friendly competition to celebrate elite athletes. But of course humans are the absolute worst, so the Olympics never end up being that good or that simple. We let companies shamelessly and un-ironically use the Olympics to sell things like [&hellip
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Many months ago I stopped reacting to every terrible thing that came out of Donald Trump’s mouth. It was an act of self-preservation otherwise I would have had to stop working, sleeping, and even breathing. Every time we ...
Angry Cantaloupe May Be the Name of My New Band

Questioning the Sisterhood of the Traveling Misogynist

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Many months ago I stopped reacting to every terrible thing that came out of Donald Trump’s mouth. It was an act of self-preservation otherwise I would have had to stop working, sleeping, and even breathing. Every time we turn around he is saying something new and terrible. Whether it’s mocking a disabled reporter, attacking the [&hell
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Fighting makes me feel icky. When people disagree, part of me wants to curl up into the fetal position and pretend it isn’t happening. That’s the part that just wishes everyone would get along. But everyone doesn’t get ...
1st Rule of Political Fight Club: Stop Being an Asshat

Political Fight Club

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Fighting makes me feel icky. When people disagree, part of me wants to curl up into the fetal position and pretend it isn’t happening. That’s the part that just wishes everyone would get along. But everyone doesn’t get along. Pretending there aren’t differing opinions on significant issues that impact our daily lives is not just [
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Dear-sweet-mother-of-pearl, this campaign season just will not end! It feels like we’ve been hearing about 2016 since 2013—probably because we have—but finally we have the major party conventions behind us. Also the ...
Hope Out The Ying-Yang

Everything You Wanted To Know about the DNC 2016 in Philly (But Couldn’t Bear to Watch)

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Dear-sweet-mother-of-pearl, this campaign season just will not end! It feels like we’ve been hearing about 2016 since 2013—probably because we have—but finally we have the major party conventions behind us. Also the Libertarian National Convention which blew the RNC and DNC out of the water when it came to brevity and weirdness. But
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First of all, your vote definitely counts. A representative democracy only works if people vote, and the more informed we are and the more we vote the better it works. And your vote counts a ton in your state and local ...
But your vote still counts.

You Might Not Get to Choose the President This Year

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First of all, your vote definitely counts. A representative democracy only works if people vote, and the more informed we are and the more we vote the better it works. And your vote counts a ton in your state and local elections. For instance if you live in Eastern Tennessee please go out and vote [&hellip
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This past weekend I went to see Ghostbusters with three other ball-busting women and afterward we were so enraged at the yoke of oppressive misogyny and sexism holding us back that we kneed every man we saw in the balls and ...
Psych! I Found Men Irrelevant Way Before Ghostbusters

I Just Watched Ghostbusters and I Now Find Men Irrelevant

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This past weekend I went to see Ghostbusters with three other ball-busting women and afterward we were so enraged at the yoke of oppressive misogyny and sexism holding us back that we kneed every man we saw in the balls and set a bunch of dumpsters on fire. Okay, it wasn’t that dramatic. We really [&hellip
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