Joan Rivers is to comedy what Margaret Thatcher was to politics. Yes, they may have been “pioneers” for women in their respective crafts, but when you take into account the countless people they threw under the bus and worse along the way, it’s impossible to respect them for it.
Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.
Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.
I’m familiar with your country; I love your country … anything I can do to make the relationship with India better, I’m willing and enthusiastic about doing so.
Lawyers for two Guantanamo Bay detainees cited the Hobby Lobby decision to argue for their clients’ rights to perform prayers during Ramadan. However, federal courts have argued that the detainees didn’t qualify as persons under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Wow.
KGW: A US district judge ruled Oregon’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional on Monday.
Officials in Oregon’s largest county, Multnomah, say they plan to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately.
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Yeah, no, this whole chain letter thing making the rounds today is a lie. The date is wrong, the numbers are mostly wrong, the bill is wrong, and the Democrats-only thing is wrong.
ETA: I mean, I would be thrilled if the numbers were real. That all looks pretty good to me. But this is the latest “forwards from the uncle you avoid at Thanksgiving” tomfoolery, and you know I like pointing out when Republicans are wrong about things.
Ha! I was reading this thinking, “Good. Good. Very good. How did I not know all these great tax increases were happening?!”
America’s founding fathers were a bunch of white supremacist misogynists. Like I give a FUCK what kind of country they would have wanted America to be.
If you were a computer-loving male child who took a lot of shit from your peers, I suspect you heard something similar from the adults in your life. Maybe it was “Sure, things are bad now, but when you’re a little bit older, women will LOVE guys like you!” Or maybe it was “That kid who makes fun of you now will be working at a gas station when you run a big fancy computer company and marry a supermodel!” If you were once young, nerdy and male, it is not unlikely that your future sense of self-worth was funded with a non-consensual IOU from the world’s women. It’s taken me a long time, but at this point I genuinely believe that much of this “GEEKS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH” rhetoric is little more than patriarchy’s bespectacled wingman. It excuses the pain that systems of power exert on children by promising little boys future dominion over little girls. It is deeply and massively fucked.
oh my god this…
It’s taken me a long time, but at this point I genuinely believe that much of this “GEEKS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH” rhetoric is little more than patriarchy’s bespectacled wingman.
Are computer-loving female children fed these same lines? Are they told “SOME DAY YOU WILL HAVE ALL THE MONEY AND POWERS AND MEN WILL FLOCK TO YOU LIKE AUTONOMY-DEPRIVED MAN-ZOMBIES?” If you insist that the presence of enough computers magically transforms the world into a meritocracy, you might want to think about that one for a second.
love the classism there too like “someday you will be better than those other people because you will have more money and a ‘real’ job” like hooray that’s not toxic AT ALL
and it adds an extra layer of sexism because lol women are gold-diggers amirite, that’s all you need to attract women, is a fat paycheck — not, you know, personal merits of some kind beyond a marketable skill (not that a good work ethic isn’t a desirable trait in a partner but that can’t be all you’ve got)
male entitlement becomes more explicable — NOT more excusable, but easier to understand — when we look at how many promises of this kind are made. “if you just do x y and z then you will get women” oh well no wonder you’re mad, you did x y and z and the women aren’t falling at your doorstep, it’s still your fault you didn’t figure out we’re people at some point but it’s not like you were encouraged to learn that
though some men manage somehow so I sure don’t feel sorry for your whiny ass (cumaeansibyl)
How long does it take for the most trusted news source to turn a boring non-story into a racist, xenophobic nightmare?
About 13 seconds it turns out, and that’s only because CNN news correspondent Jeanne Moos takes her time narrating the intro.
The only thing surprising about this is that it wasn’t split-screened with the fucking plane.
Jeanne Moos should be ashamed. But you know she’s not.
That sentence – that motivation for the report – may show deep, emotional feeling on the part of the senator, but I don’t think it leads you to an objective report.