social media
Here again, a black woman speaks her mind, especially on Twitter, and she’s demonized.
Pussy Riot made international news and brought awareness to the injustices of modern Russian government, but while they were at it, they also pissed off and confused a bunch of innocent church-goers, likely even hurting their cause.

Mar 12, 2014 at 12:00pm | 235 comments

National student loan debt is currently over ONE TRILLION DOLLARS. That doesn't even sound like a real amount of money that is possible, does it? They could call it a STOMPTILLION or a FREAKAZILLION and it would carry just as much meaning.

Apr 25, 2012 at 1:00pm | 215 comments

The health of trans people is still a thing we should all care about.

Nov 19, 2012 at 2:00pm | 213 comments

Ellen Sturtz wasn't just rude. She also wasted $500 on a pointless exercise.
house of cards
SPOILERS AHEAD. Do NOT click if you haven't binge watched House of Cards Season 2. Also, are we concerned about binge watching as a new pastime? Also: Spoilers.
You know that expression: when you find you're standing in a hole, it's a good idea to stop digging? This is pertinent advice for the National Rifle Association at the moment.
birth control
YOU GUYS FINDING FREE CONDOMS IS TOTALLY NOT THAT DIFFICULT, and other nuggets of reproductive wisdom from noted women's advocate, Rush Limbaugh.
While I'm sure your political commentary is indeed incisive and cutting and generally luminous, maybe hold that brilliant analysis back for a day or two. One thing at a time.

May 22, 2013 at 12:00pm | 165 comments

Okay, seriously, I cannot tell you how excited I am that it is ELECTION DAY!!!!!!!!
american apparel
I love American Apparel! Almost as much as I love lounging around in shiny gold underwear with porny lighting, a scrunchie ponytail, and my butt in the air.
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All those times I jealously watched some dude in my group therapy beat the shit out of a pile of pillows with a baseball bat, and it turns out I just needed some fucking Congressman to say some extraordinarily dumb shit and BOOM! Anger unlocked.

Aug 27, 2012 at 3:30pm | 147 comments

anders breivik
“European Resistance” is a Breivik fan Tumblr run by a 17-year-old girl who finds Breivik “cute,” someone far removed from the stereotypical image of a scary skinhead plotting to commit terrorist attacks.

Apr 20, 2012 at 4:00pm | 141 comments

I am jaded -– jaded by the whole process, jaded by the media coverage, jaded by the unhelpful, popularist rhetoric.
It's kind of like when your friends tell you not to bring your kids to their wedding.
I tried to speak from the heart when asking the vice president of the free world to my high school formal.
election 2012
Presenting a handy guide detailing three of the weirder moments in last night's election results coverage, in case you missed them.

Nov 7, 2012 at 4:00pm | 127 comments

Civics is a required class to graduate in many high schools, and yet we don’t allow students who are being educated in American government issues to undertake that most basic rite of passage, that of casting a ballot.
The United States has a very complex and tormented relationship with guns, and a debate format is just really not the best place to be exploring gun policy, gun violence and gun ownership. So I braced myself for a wild ride, and I got one.
the r-word
Disabled people are watching. We engage with society. We see and understand. When you insult us on Twitter, or national television, or anywhere else, we see it and we talk about it amongst each other.

Oct 24, 2012 at 1:00pm | 116 comments