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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 ...
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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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During a group exercise at my recent grad school interview, we were asked to consider a post-apocalyptic scenario where there were 12 survivors but only enough arable land to support 8 people. We were to review brief ...
Do We Trust Either Of Them Anymore?

Which Came First: Hatred of Politicians or the Press?

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During a group exercise at my recent grad school interview, we were asked to consider a post-apocalyptic scenario where there were 12 survivors but only enough arable land to support 8 people. We were to review brief descriptions of the survivors and decide which would make the cut. The one thing that everyone in the [&hellip
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If you’ve been living under a rock (is there room for me?) then maybe you missed that Prince died. If not, you were barraged with thinkpiece after thinkpiece talking about Prince from one angle or another. Gawker had an ...
Journalismism(ism?)

The Media Makes it True

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If you’ve been living under a rock (is there room for me?) then maybe you missed that Prince died. If not, you were barraged with thinkpiece after thinkpiece talking about Prince from one angle or another. Gawker had an excellent article about this very thing last Friday, taking it to the level where you can even [&hellip
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Recently I was asked why I support Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and want to see her become the 45th President of the United States. The tone with which I was asked indicated the questioner believed it was mainly because ...
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Dear ‘Muricans: Why I Like Hillary

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Recently I was asked why I support Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and want to see her become the 45th President of the United States. The tone with which I was asked indicated the questioner believed it was mainly because she is a woman. To my own ears, my response sounded defensive and disjointed — like [&hellip
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Just a few days left to this year’s Women’s History Month but before we go back to men ruling history and the world, let’s take a few brief moments to dispel some of the truly hilarious/maddening myths about women’s ...
Yes, it is still Women's History Month

Women’s History Month Part 3: Myths

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Just a few days left to this year’s Women’s History Month but before we go back to men ruling history and the world, let’s take a few brief moments to dispel some of the truly hilarious/maddening myths about women’s history, feminism and female humans in general. We were going to interview actual misguided asshats but [&hellip
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We can all agree it’s super fun when politicians and media personalities talk about cultures, countries and experiences other than their own. It really is precious when they pretend to care or know about something other ...
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Let’s Learn About Culture and Things!

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We can all agree it’s super fun when politicians and media personalities talk about cultures, countries and experiences other than their own. It really is precious when they pretend to care or know about something other than themselves and their base. It’s like watching a baby say her first word; if that baby was terrible [&hellip
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The Snap: Last Tuesday, the country was duped. Obama signed HR 933, colloquially known as the “Monsanto Protection Act” into law. But that is not where we were duped. The mainstream media, once again manipulated by ...
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SEEDS OF CHANGE

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The Snap: Last Tuesday, the country was duped. Obama signed HR 933, colloquially known as the “Monsanto Protection Act” into law. But that is not where we were duped. The mainstream media, once again manipulated by someone (liberals egged on by conservatives?), just like during the run-up to the Iraq War, drew away attention from [&he
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The Snap: Tweet: "@matteastwood: It appears that once every 5-10 years a snow storm comes along which ALMOST matches the local TV news hype. This was one of those storms!" The Download: I wish the media would go ...

COMMENT ON A TWEET 16: MEDIA HYPE CYCLE SUCKS

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The Snap: Tweet: “@matteastwood: It appears that once every 5-10 years a snow storm comes along which ALMOST matches the local TV news hype. This was one of those storms!” The Download: I wish the media would go back to reporting the news rather than trying to hype every event to drive ratings. There are [&hellip

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