This Week in Misogyny is So Not Basic

GamerGaters are still rearing their ugly heads this week, to the surprise of precisely no one. We also have some not-good news for everyone who was so excited that the Nigerian schoolgirls might have been on their way home, but at least the massive list of terrible people is somewhat mitigated by a bunch of awesome people and cool readings this week. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is So Not Basic

Racist or just a jerk? How do you decide?

Recently, my boyfriend and I were looking at apartments.  When we exited one, we looked across the hall to see a woman peering out of her door and she appeared to be glaring at us.  Later we talked about it.  “She’s going to be trouble.  She’s going to tell us our music is too loud,” I said, and then I paused. “What if she doesn’t like black people?” Read More Racist or just a jerk? How do you decide?