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What's So Terrible About 'Transracialism'?
I knew four transgender women in the 1990s: A fellow computer geek who longed to be a woman but couldn’t afford it; a married Pagan BBS friend; and a self-described transsexual (a still-acceptable term back then), in a small Usenet discussion group. Ironically, her new name was Caitlyn.
How Can Women Choke The Life Out Of Dating App Misogyny?
It amazes me that award-winning journalist Nancy Jo Sales even wants to have sex anymore. I’m further amazed she ever found dating apps addictive, which she discovered in 2015. She articulately presents how dating app companies engineer them to keep you swiping, swiping, swiping but not why she was so willing to settle for loveless, dysfunctional, often dangerous sex.
'Woke Racism': John McWhorter's Take On What's Wrong With Antiracism
"How is Woke Racism?" my friend asked. "I'm curious, but I want to make sure this guy isn't an Uncle Tom before I buy it." 'Uncle Tom' John McWhorter ain't. The critics of the Columbia University linguist, New York Times writer, race relations author and regular Bloggingheads.tv commentator who hurl that epithet are angry he isn't part of what McWhorter describes as 'The Elect'. He is not, in their minds, a 'real black person' because he challenges their strict antiracism orthodoxy.
Yes, the Ghislaine Maxwell Witnesses WERE Believed!
It shaped up to be a tough slog for witnesses testifying against Ghislaine Maxwell at her sexual abuse and trafficking trial, challenged to remember events as they happened twenty and thirty years ago. Wide speculation held it would all hinge on the credibility of the all-but-one pseudonymous victims.
What If Women Refused To Shag Abusive Men?
Alyssa Milano had a germ of a good idea a few years ago when she suggested American women cut men off from sex if they lost their abortion rights. I hope they keep this idea on the back burner. I’m sure her comment was tongue-in-cheek then, perhaps to remind men how those halcyon days of the 1950s some of them long for also included less sex for unmarried men, as exemplified by like every Doris Day movie ever.
How To Screw Up Your Kids For Life At Christmas
Christmas is fraught with peril when you’re a Christian kid. If you’re not in one of those Santa-averse denominations you’ve got a lot to preoccupy you this time of year. Like how you’re going to be good for a whole damn month when you’ve had zero practice for the previous eleven.
I Want To Be Nancy Pelosi When I Grow Up
“Power is not anything that anybody gives away. You have to fight for it.” - U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi I don't know how she did it. I don't know how she faced the nation and addressed the horrific January 6th attack on the Capitol with such a cool mien, but U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, targeted by the right-wing mob a day earlier violently assaulting the halls of power in our democracy, faced the nation and addressed what happened. Then she got right back to work, business as usual, one day later to certify what everyone who wasn't a MAGA knew was a done deal: That Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 federal election.
I Watched The Star Wars Holiday Special So You Don’t Have To
The gawdawful, highly execrable, seriously damaged, WTF-were-they-thinking 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special is a TV extravaganza best watched with friends who are as seriously damaged as yourself. Preferably with lots of beer, which is what Darryl and Dev and I did a few years ago.