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3 Things You Can Do Today to Work Towards Social Change

As some of you know, I moved to northwestern Connecticut in the beginning of November. Since then, I’ve been enjoying small town life again but feel a little isolated from the big organizing going on in cities before Trump takes office. 309 more words

Feminism

Thoughts on The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Content warning: Self harm

Last week, I finally finished The Casual Vacancy, a recommendation that my mother made. For all the critique I’m about to throw at it, it was not bad overall. 991 more words

Brain Gardening

“White No More” / Part V

As contemplated in the philosophy of language portion of  sandpebblespodcast.com, studying language is difficult because we are using language to study language and thus we face conceptually the same problem as the “observer effect” of science: do our words affect the words we are studying? 1,134 more words

Classism

Coming Up Cover - Ani DiFranco


Ani DiFranco is one of my favorite poets and songwriters.  I couldn’t resist performing a cover of her popular song/poem Coming Up.  Think about current events, and consider how timely and relevant the verse are to our time.

– JTW

Literature

Blame Trump on the Rich, Part 5: Los Angeles, the City of Angels and Very Fashionable Devils

Introduction

The Establishment has forcefully pushed the explanation that Clinton lost due the fact that “working class whites” voted for Trump because they are racist. I was surprised to hear this theory, because as a poor white person, I know that the rich always vote for Republicans and the poor have very consistently voted for Democrats. 862 more words

Writing

Worrying about family dynamics

Yesterday I got an email from my father asking J’s parents’ names. Meanwhile, J’s parents (and detail-oriented grandma) have my father & stepmom’s names, addresses, & everything else practically memorized, and send them regular holiday cards ever since the wedding. 706 more words