PoC News in America

How was your weekend? This past week was a busy one for social activism.

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Friday News Bites: LGBTQ Progress, Gun Violence + More

Hello, everyone! I’m back after a month off and I’ve got a mostly good news roundup to ease us into our first October weekend. Let’s get right to it:

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This Week in Misogyny

I love debunking hoaxes and bullshit “studies.” I hate all the other terrible things I have to tell you about. You win some, you lose some. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny

Record Machine: Voodoo Doughnut Recording’s “Triple Chocolate Penetration”

A novelty 45 titled after my very favorite doughnut from Portland’s famous Voodoo Doughnut? Why yes, I will impulse-buy that.

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A Place of My Own: A Long History of Moving In and Out of Spaces

I have moved about six times since my initial move to Portland, Oregon almost four years ago. Not all of the moves have been voluntary, because if I had planned it better, I would have researched apartments more thoroughly and stuck with a place longer. But due to hindrances like financial constraints versus convenient locations, the choices I made in where I lived were, surprisingly, intentional.

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It’s Time You Got Serious, Ladies!

Every once in a while, someone writes a post about how women need to stop playing around and start acting like grown adults. Here’s Jezebel’s from a couple of years ago! Here’s one on “cupcake feminism” that got a lot of play last year (warning: NSFW dessert image.) And recently, Huffington Post published a similar piece by Tracy McMillan. Read More It’s Time You Got Serious, Ladies!

AKA… That Time I Met Noel Gallagher

Yes, I met Noel Gallagher. It was surprisingly easy, not entirely premeditated, and out of all the questions I have ever wanted to ask him, what happened? I asked a silly one that’s been stuck in my brain since 2007.

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Ladyghosts: TWW 2.07 “The Portland Trip”

Fasten your seatbelts and make sure your tray tables are in a locked and upright position.  We’re taking off on an Air Force One-based adventure for this week’s The West Wing, and we get to enjoy some grade-A aeronautic set porn. Read More Ladyghosts: TWW 2.07 “The Portland Trip”