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Who needs proof? Guilty until proven innocent

Scott Adams may be America’s foremost humorist who has not yet been relegated to non-personhood as a chronic oppressor of women but he has nothing on the gang of usual suspects at The Nation.   799 more words

Identity Politics

Reclaiming Our Rage

There’s a lot being written about women and anger right now and I am here for all of it.

Rebecca Traister, who is writing a book on the subject, recently posted… 551 more words


Book pile

Hi! I’ve just read a few books from the pile beside my chair. Wanna hear about them?

Smile, by Roddy Doyle

This one was a doozy. 2,208 more words

ON THIS DATE: October 14, 2017

October 14th is

Be Bald and Free Day

National Dessert Day

Peace Corps Day *

International Top Spinning Day *


MORE! Masaoka Shiki, Lillian Gish, and e.e. 1,247 more words


Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution

I meant to read just one of the essays in Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America, edited by Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding, when it picked it up this week, but reading it was like that first bite of pizza after a long week of dieting and before I knew it, I’d read the whole book. 555 more words

noticing with katha pollitt

I’m always surprised when a poem turns around and offers me something that opens up a whole other personal meditation. In this week’s poem “What I Understood” by Katha Pollitt, the moment happens in two lines before the end: 459 more words