This Week in Misogyny

Oh, dearies, it was another week of fuckery in the world. Between Rolling Stone throwing a source under the bus when inconsistencies rose in her story (cue gloating from the “false accusations!!1!” crowd), a misguided storyline on The Newsroom, and the usual assortment of random awfulness, it’s hard to see the good news. Of which there’s a little bit, partially in the form of Legos. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny

Fox News Stretches Bounds Of Reason To Explain Anger Toward Cosby

As a rule, I try to avoid Fox News. Entering its fray is akin to heading into the woods butt-naked, then hitting a hornet’s nest repeatedly with a stick. I know it will sting and I’ll curse and be covered in welts…so why go there?

But in reading about Bill Cosby and the mounting allegations of sexual abuse he’s facing, I came across a Fox News story so insulting, it has to be commented on — not only because it offends my liberal sensibilities, but because it offends the conservative audience Fox ostensibly serves…and, indeed, the entirety of human kind. Read More Fox News Stretches Bounds Of Reason To Explain Anger Toward Cosby

Michael Moore Greases Wheels for Powerful Crony

Michael Moore, you’re acting like a douchebag.  I’ve defended you, I even wrote about your rousing plea to get my fellow liberals and me out to and vote in the primaries right here on Persephone. My dad was an autoworker for forty years, I believe in what you tried to do for people like him.  I’ve worked in human services, I believe in what you’ve tried to do for the average American who has been decimated by healthcare and a corrupt insurance system. Read More Michael Moore Greases Wheels for Powerful Crony