Burn Burn Burn Burn Burn Burn Burn

These f-kholes want the state to force women to carry unwanted pregnancies to term. They also want to reduce funding for contraception. For health care. For child care. For public education. They want to impose this clusterf-k of hardship so bad that they have voted to put a rageaholic drunk who asserts on the record factually erroneous legal  shit, and who’s been credibly accused of criminal behavior, into the highest court of the land really fast right now before anyone gets a chance to bring additional if-you-listen-to-women-you-know-they’re-true sexual assault and rape charges forward and before the blue wave that I’m atheisticly praying so hard may actually happen.

But this blog post is funny.

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Ottessa Moshfegh Proves I’m the Zeitgeist

Note: this post was composed almost entirely before nearly every person I know, women or not, carrying a traumatic past or not, was triggered all f-ing day yesterday and most of today by the spectacle of a composed, poised, intelligent woman trying to fight an iceberg of low-information, woman-hating PEOPLE WHO RUN OUR GOVERNMENT. However, perhaps a literary theory-type post celebrating as heroic a woman who withdraws from this constant heartbreak in a yearlong chemical haze may be well-timed?

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CZIZZLE

Local treasure Chalkbeat, an education philanthropy-funded education news site, published a gangbusters report on about one third of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s education philanthropy spending.

Some helpful timing! Journo Anand Giridharadas just published a book on how elites have always used philanthropy to reinforce their elite positions. A book funded in part by enough philanthropy dollars to help Giridharasdas make a very lumpy bed to lay in. Continue reading

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Aretha

Aretha

Aretha

Aretha

More Aretha!

And Diva Aretha

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Worldbuilding

As a parent, a day-gigging child health policy specialist, and a night-gigging radical lefty former academic, I enjoyed this piece on how to reject the politicization and moralization of children.

With innocence as its baseline, the liberal idea of children seeks to make natural (but also to moralize) a property relation between child and parent. “Innocence” is code for powerless — a way to fetishize the child as both dependent and sub-human. This idea of the child is indistinct from private property. 

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She’s Not Only Merely Dead

All the Wizard of Oz backstory you didn’t know you needed like a free 7/11 slushy on an even-raw-pizza-gets-cooked hot day.

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