It gives me no pleasure to make this admission. In fact, it is with great sadness that I share this with you. If put on the witness stand to testify, as I most surely expect that I would be, just like Lieutenant Colonel Markinson in “A Few Good Men,” I would say: I don’t want a deal and I don’t want immunity. I want you to know that I am proud neither of what I have done nor of what I am doing.
Like most kids, I feel like my mom is the best cook of every type of food…
Normal is dead. There is no normal. Normal packed up its bags and left the keys on the kitchen counter.
This Covid-19 pandemic has turned the whole world upside down, and there is truly no going back. It’s like when you shave off your eyebrows one too many times and think that good shape you had will eventually grow back in. Ask the older women in your life. There are some things you can’t come back from, and this situation we’re in is one of them.
I’m sure my White friends and acquaintances don’t intend for their dogs to be racist. They’re good, politically conscious White people. Most voted for Bernie in the primary elections. The really good ones have a Black Lives Matter T-shirt lovingly shoved into the back of a drawer somewhere. These people don’t have a racist bone in their body. Ergo, they must own politically conscious and racially aware dogs.
Nope. Usually their dogs are quite the opposite.
It’s the 4th of July. My friend is throwing a party. Guinevere, a Chiweenie rescue, sees White Mike stumble through the front door with…
Throughout history, ads, TV shows, movies, news, and product packaging have often sent the message that periods make people less capable. It is common for TV shows to have episodes that feature women “going crazy” while they’re on their period. Jokes like these send the message to men (and women) that women who are on their period are out of control, emotional, and irrational.
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