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Pop Culture

On #MooreandMe, Pt. I: How the Rhetorical “Rape Card” Silences Women

On December 15, Sady Doyle of Tiger Beatdown launched #Mooreandme, the Twitter hashtag protest designed to call out progressive icon Michael Moore, and while Moore has since clarified his views and voiced an apology to Doyle, the #MooreandMe tag lives on. Jockeying over the legitimacy of the accusations against Assange has metastasized into wider debate […]

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Op Ed

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.  […]

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Op Ed

Michael Moore on Voting in Spite of Disillusionment

I enjoy Michael Moore in the way I enjoy Bill Maher, with a big old grain of salt.  As a moderate liberal lady, I do agree with the letter he sent today encouraging even the most disillusioned Dems to get out and do something anyway.  The news has been rich with stories of Dems not […]