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There’s No Need to Argue…Men Just Don’t Understand…

So much talk about sexual harassment has got me thinking. I’m not gonna talk about the whole giant issue because it’s too big and I’m not really an expert. Obviously, all those coming forward should have their complaints taken seriously and investigated fully without presumption about who might be lying and why. That said, I also want to say this. I believe the men.The men who say and think and do these things (#NotAllMen, yes, we know) seem to share…

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Helpful Tips for Nazis

Dear Nazis, Congratulations! American apathy and misplaced aggression have created an environment that has allowed you emerge proudly from your hidey holes. You white supremacists have always had a wealth of pride, but ya’ll don’t even wear masks anymore. You present yourself as ‘bravely’ unafraid of the repercussions of your bullshit–which can only mean that you either think most people agree with you, or that the few who DO agree with you are powerful enough to protect you from those…

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Nazis

I live in a country with Nazis in it.They helped elect the POTUS, who does not denounce white supremacy.Coincidentally, he does not know even the most basic aspects of world (or even US) history. Which I guess means we’re all condemned to repeat it. Or we would, if climate change wasn’t going to kill us all first. One thing’s for certain…I’m going to continue to smoke as much pot as I fucking want to, because I am sad and hopeless…

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What ISN’T Offensive?

Did you see the piece in Teen Vogue about a makeup artist that transformed a white model, giving her the look of a woman of color? Apparently, people are calling this “blackface” and saying how super offensive it is. As you might think, I disagree. Obviously, whether someone is offended is between them and the art. My point is not to tell anyone that they shouldn’t be offended. But blackface and minstrel shows are not remotely the same as using…

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The Signs

I’m trying to identify the signs of when a person starts slipping into alt-right theology. I’m not sure if the people I’m noticing have always been a little off, but I know a few people now who have gone from normal and reasonably intelligent to Alex Jones listening, Glenn Beck agreeing, ‘why are people so hateful to Trump/Pence’ spewing. Imma focus on two guys I knew in college. I don’t wanna use their real names, so I’ll call one Bee…

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Blogging even less

Since Livejournal went the way of POTUS45, by which I mean, under total Russian control while pretending everything is the same as it’s always been, I’ve not been able to read anyone’s stuff. Drag. As a result, I spend even less time in the bloggerverse than I had been. Plus, Facebook is where everyone is. I mostly use this space for long rants or things I want to keep easy access to. Anyway, writing for a living makes me want…

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Handmaid’s Tale and Us

Thinking I was clever by waiting until all the eps dropped, I signed up for some commercial-free Hulu so I could watch me some Handmaid’s Tale. That book gave me serious nightmares. It was also the only Atwood I’d read until a coworker suggested that my not having read Oryx and Crake was a goddamn tragedy. Damn, that’s a great series too. But I digress…The show is incredible. Elizabeth Moss is incredibly sympathetic as the Everywoman telling her story. Ann…

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Medicine

I’m taking a new medicine (no, it’s not insulin) that comes in a pen. I give myself a shot in the stomach every morning, which isn’t remotely as bone-chillingly horrible as it sounds. With these pens, you screw them into the pen and give the shot. Then you throw the needle part away and use a fresh one the next day. After 2 weeks, I needed more “pen needles.” I can’t seem to get them. My pharmacy doesn’t appear to…

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Racism? Maybe not always…

Heated discussions with outspoken feminists often make me more angry and frustrated than trying to talk sense into DJT apologists. Maybe it’s because I expect more from those who claim to be “woke.” Maybe it’s because I presume that “being reasonable” means thinking pretty much like I do. A blogger I enjoy posted on Facebook comparing Bill Cosby’s treatment in re: his many rapes, with Bill O’Reilly and his allegations of sexual harassment. Their claim was that these two men…

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Livejournal: Now Under Russian Control.

As many of you know, I’ve been blogging at Livejournal since 2002. When they sold their site to Russians who gave far less control over content, I started blogging at Dreamwidth and cross posting to LJ instead. I’ve always continued to read at both places, and to make sure my own posts make it there. I have a pet conspiracy theory about Russia and our internet. It’s one that seems increasingly true the more things happen in the world with…

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