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Happy Coming Out Day 2018!

Happy Coming Out Day to all my friends and neighbors everywhere who live your true selves openly, bravely, and with love — today and every day. Your honesty makes the world more beautiful and welcoming for everyone around you, whether … Continue reading

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Reporting ‘sexual assault by a child’? Your racism is showing

CW: angry but nonviolent racial confrontation, gentrification, traumatized kids This one is close to home, literally, as it happened very near the neighborhood I’ve lived in for about 10 years. Strident white lady immediately dubbed “Cornerstore Caroline” seems to call … Continue reading

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What is White Feminism, in my own words (& the words of some nonwhite womanists)

I think we all know that Swifty is generally peak white feminism, but today no criticism from me on this, only praise — an Instagram post that results in 65K voter registrations only gets ups from me. Then someone defensively … Continue reading

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GoFundMe? GoFuckYou — Kavanaugh vs Ford edition

Did all of you see there was really a real GoFundMe fundraiser for affluenza monster Brett Kavanaugh? Probably more than one, honestly, but I haven’t the stomach to search. I noticed this one, which started and concluded in the week … Continue reading

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Groovie Movie deserves another look

Attention all Lindy hoppers and Collegiate Shaggers!! Iris Dolowitz Tarou in San Francisco, recently posted a video showing lindy hoppers dancing on a translucent rooftop dancefloor — but the view was from below! All you see is disembodied and shadowy … Continue reading

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Dance talk: lead & follow /= dominant & submissive

Question raised: When dancing, one person leads and the other follows. I had a discussion tonight with someone who equated this to dominant versus submissive in terms of gender relations. I don’t agree but didn’t really know how to articulate … Continue reading

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Of scorpions and turtles (or frogs or crocodiles…but always scorpions, tho)

Remember how, after the Correspondents’ Dinner, it seemed like every single news report took pains to finger-wag at Michelle Wolff for saying super-mean things about Sanders even though *press secretary* Sanders openly loathes the WH press corps (and journalism in … Continue reading

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