I was gonna write a fun open thread and ask y’all about your Thanksgiving plans, but then the Ferguson grand jury bullshit came down, and NOPE. Read More This Open Thread is Having a Ragestroke
Last week was terrible. Read More Selena’s Shit List
Yesterday, Mother Jones brought attention to several surreptitiously-obtained videos from a Romney fund-raising event. In the videos, Governor Romney reveals that he doesn’t care about the people who will vote for President Obama, because Obama voters are a bunch of layabout whinypants parasites. (Paraphrased.) Read More Editorial Masterbitch Theater: Tell Us How You Really Feel, Romney
At least once a week I have to stop myself from writing on a Facebook friend’s wall, “Dear Facebook friend, I wish you weren’t being ignorant, but since you are, I wish you wouldn’t share your ignorance with the whole of your Facebook community.” I stop myself from writing comments like this because I doubt they would be productive. And this type of non-confrontation confrontation causes me anxiety that I, selfishly, prefer to avoid. The inevitable comment backlash often lasts for days, and, in my experience, those sharing dipshitted views never see the dipshittedness of their ways. So, what’s the point? Read More Snark to Spare: Still Occupying Facebook
Godwin’s Law says that the longer an argument continues, the higher the likelihood that a Hitler analogy will be made, and we’ve all seen it happen. Hitler analogies shut down arguments. Because how can you argue? Argue against Hitler sucking, and you are a horrible person. Read More Support Our Troops! Well, the Penis-Having Ones
Dr. Laura’s baaack! With a new YouTube video and more assholery. She’s…kidding, right? Except no, I don’t think she is. Read More Dr. Laura vs. Dr. Susan: Can I Say No to Marital Sex?
A couple of weeks ago, I gave Woman’s Day the once-over with my critical lady side-eye, and what we discovered wasn’t pretty. Woman’s Day did have many decent points; including a reasonable exercise routine, a handful of engaging human interest stories and a recipe for very cute cupcakes. Read More Ladymags for Olds: Good Housekeeping
Can I just say how hypocritical some progressives and liberals are about what they decide can be or not be a “big deal” when we’re fighting for racial/gender/sexual/etc. equality? By saying certain communities are blowing this out of proportion shows a lot of fucking privilege that is being exerted by those groups. Read More Big deals, Blowing Things Out of Proportion, etc”¦