In the "probably not news" category of news, New York Magazine has today published an article quoting a study that finds that, in a so-called "consequence-free environment," nearly half (44%) of all male respondents said they would rape a woman.
Last night at dinner, young LadyNapsaLot (what is the title for the daughter of a duchess? Is it lady?) was telling us about her school day and what she learned.
The cross that I bear is being a person who hates dressing in costume who has friends who ONLY love dressing in costumes. Themed parties are all that happen in my friends' set, and I'm constantly chided for not participating with a full heart. Or even, like, a valve of the heart. But, I'm sorry. I don't love…
A Conservative Christian mom wanted her kids to be able to read Harry Potter, but did not want them to turn into Satan-worshiping witches. So she's rewriting it to be more fundamentalist Christian friendly! Including, but not limited to, Aunt Petunia trying, and failing, to prove evolution isn't a fairy tale,…
While on the elevator at (it must be said, an oil and gas engineering company) work:
I complain a lot about the nature of tv these days. While it's true that there is amazing, groundbreaking art being created for the tv medium, I think it's equally true that families have very few shows that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults and that characters of color, in general, have become pushed to the…
From the Ravens' twitter account. What the actual fuck is this noise?
Also Trigger Warning: CHOLESTEROL.
Based on lethekk's post about not working, and because it's Monday and we could probably all use a little fantasy time, tell me what you would do if you won the lottery! Note that I didn't specify what the jackpot was. Dream big or dream small; it's all up to you.
Every 28 hours a black person is killed by police. Video has surfaced of the shooting of Kajaime Powell of St Louis, who on Tuesday was killed by St Louis police officers following an incident in which Powell, 25, robbed a convenience store of two Red Bull sodas and a Honeybun and the video seems to refute the police…
My Sister in Law's wedding is next weekend (gulp!) and DAMN IT, I want to wear a fucking hat. This is the first of what I can only assume will be several weddings that my in-laws will be involved in over the years and it is England and I WANT TO WEAR A HAT GIMME A HAT.
As most of you have heard, the school year has been postponed in the Ferguson-Florissant School District due to the daily protests and police reaction to same. Since I hope to see protests continue in Ferguson for as long as is necessary, and since the cops can't figure out how to handle that peacefully, school may…
If you're after some reading, Film Crit Hulk has posted about Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing and how it relates to Ferguson. Good stuff about co-opting the Ferguson message as well as what we can learn from Spike Lee's classic. As with anything Film Crit Hulk writes, it is written Hulk-style (all caps), so YMMV.
Yes. Those were words I just wrote about a town in the fucking Midwest of the United States of America.
We need to be talking about what is happening in Ferguson, MO right now.
So, I thought a subscription clothes service (somewhere that you pay a monthly flat rate and they send you a certain amount of clothes at a time, which you can wear till you don't want to anymore, buy them, or immediately ship them back because you realized that you are actually 12 sizes larger than what you ordered)…
An article on the MP made me think about stress dreams and how random they seem (while in actuality they are all fairly similar among people I know). So tell me your stress dream! You know, the one where you show up to school/work naked, or you have to recite the Gettysburg Address with Lincoln in the audience, etc.
What do you get for a husband-shaped person on the occasion of the first anniversary of your marriage? Why is this giving me such a headache? (Oh, I know why; it's because my husband is impossible to shop for!)
Do you ever do something "for a laugh" and then you end up investing all of your time and energy into it and wondering where the hell you went wrong?
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