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#PantSuitNation is making me cry

There is much about this election that has provoked a roller coaster of emotions. I’m excited to see that some women have chosen to dress up in their pantsuits to vote.

The Evil Woman trope

In which the Evil Women trope is discussed. Women are over-represented as evil villains, murderers and criminal masterminds …

No one has a right to not be offended

When critically considering a given piece of journalism, we might ask ourselves, was it informative? was it engaging? was it helpful? So it’s rather sad that others, when faced with criticism, are inclined to ask simply, was it legal?

Yes, journalists are* responsible for their headlines

Unfortunately, headlines are, often enough, hyperbolic, clickbaity, misleading, having secondary content, racist, priming, inappropriate or ill-judged. Engaged readers will complain to the author. The author, enraged with righteous indignation, will bark, “I didn’t write the headline…

What are your priors?

Maybe Bayes theorem can help right wing commentators better understand, and respect, the language of privilege …

Cop show Blue Bloods makes me cringe

Blue Bloods is a story of a cop family, the Reagans, in New York. And it’s a reasonably well written family drama that suffers from deeply racist, and sexist, narratives…

Holy hell, Batman; I’ve been wrong

There are known-knowns. And then there’s all the fucked up arbitrary shit we believe, and impose on others, for no really good reason, like for example the use of quotation marks …

Underpants are political

People underestimate the importance, politically, of underpants. Here I explain why this can be said of, well, anything you want …

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