In this country you can give a woman money, but she can’t buy her way out of misogyny By Liz Henry If there’s something I am proud I’ve been able to procrastinate successfully, it’s death. Despite my near constant fear, it has so far escaped me. ...
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Ivana Trump Is ours now

In this country you can give a woman money, but she can’t buy her way out of misogyny By Liz Henry If there’s something I am proud I’ve been able to procrastinate successfully, it’s death. Despite my near constant fear, it has so far escaped me. Today, at least, it has escaped me. But the ...

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Black mediocrity or worse

Growing up, my father often used to tell me that it didn’t matter what you did in life; just be the best at it. In fact, my Dad would say, “I don’t care if you end up as being a janitor or a sex worker (OK, Dad’s language was a bit more crass on that ...

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Always slipping on the GOP’s banana peels

Watching these January 6th hearings, something occurs to me. You know how republicans claim to be the moral party, but they’re really the most unprincipled, dishonorable, hateful bunch of fascist motherfuckers to rally together since the KKK? Well, if you replace morals with intelligence, the democrats follow the same model. They can’t wait for any ...

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Work with your people—it’s time for action

This post comes thanks to inspiration from a series of conversations I have had in recent months, both within the context of my work as an anti-racism trainer and random conversations with white people. A common theme emerged and, frankly, it is a theme that needs to be addressed head on. When I first wrote ...

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Calling All White People, Part 58: Words really do matter

TODAY’S EPISODE: Use your words…but maybe not some of *those* ones There are some things you just shouldn’t say. If you’ve read me before and if you read this blog in general, you might assume I’m about to rant about avoiding the N-word. Good guess, and not entirely off the mark, but that’s just an ...

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