News in Europe: Rouble Down!

Greetings, citizens, and welcome to another week of sheer misery. I haven’t even got an animal-related story for you. Booo. Continue reading News in Europe: Rouble Down!

A Queer Trans Person’s Holiday Experience

I used to love the holidays. Christmas was my second favorite celebration next to my birthday. I enjoyed getting together with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My parents and I would make the trek to my grandparents’ farm around the 20th or 21st and we would stay through the 28th or so. My mind gets lost in the memories of all the smells, sounds, and tastes of the holidays. I always seemed to get good presents and have a good time.  Continue reading A Queer Trans Person’s Holiday Experience

Let’s Play Spot the Fake Clickbait Headline!

If Poe’s law deals with the impossibility of creating a parody of extremist beliefs that at least one person won’t think is true, what’s the equivalent for not being able to pick real clickbait headlines from the satiric ones? The other day I was blissfully reading an article online and in the sidebar saw a link titled, “A White Person Asks Other White People About Race. Their Answers Are Astounding.” I started cracking up, assuming it was a ClickHole post. Nope. It was a real post on Upworthy. Sigh. Let’s see if y’all can tell which of these recent headlines are real, and which ones are making fun of how absurd the real ones are. Continue reading Let’s Play Spot the Fake Clickbait Headline!

Holiday Gift Guide for the Movie Fan

Do you have a movie fan in your life? Have they already received a Star Wars box set, the best of Scorsese, and a Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster? Then this is the gift guide for you!  Continue reading Holiday Gift Guide for the Movie Fan

Study Reveals Sexual Harassment Leads To “Insidious Trauma”

For many women, sexual harassment is (sadly) common. Those of us who experience it frequently are all too familiar with its negative effects… to the extent that it’s hard to understand how anyone could possibly not understand such impacts.

The truth is, though, that many persist in believing harassment doesn’t really do harm; that, to use the oft-quoted phrase, it “isn’t that bad.” For those people, we now have a study to prove them wrong. Continue reading Study Reveals Sexual Harassment Leads To “Insidious Trauma”