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Sep 17
34

But she dresses American, so it’s okay.

Sep 17
100

I hate to tell you this, but Eastern Euros in general aren’t exactly known to be super cool with non-whites. The latest wife is probably the same. 

Sep 15
25

Oh, I know. It’s why stuff like this exists:

Sep 15
64

“Politics, they say, is show business for ugly people. The real question is who writes the scripts and produces the acts. You are governed by the theater geeks from high school, who went on to make it big booking guests on the talk shows,” Gaetz writes. “Ignore them and they’ll ignore you, and you’ll go nowhere fast. Read more

Sep 15
13

I believe Yahima would be what we today call intersex, not trans. Read more

Sep 14
33

Oof, I read the first couple of Strike books and couldn’t get over how mean-spirited they are. Just full of awful stuff that, when you look back on, was present in Harry Potter, too—misogyny, fat shaming, transphobia, etc. etc. She has a weird obsession with describing how ugly people are, like GRRM and his food Read more

Sep 14
10

I find it interesting that you say she’s not always great with instructions, and would be curious which other Youtube yoga channels you’d suggest instead? I’m very new to this whole world - over my life I’d say I’ve almost always had some kind of physical activity thing, to varying degrees of intensity - but I never Read more

Sep 14
14

That fabric choice is really getting me. So, satin looks pretty when it’s nicely embroidered, and if she mess up the seams, it won’t be terrible, but I don’t know why she didn’t just pick a nice flannel? It would have been so much easier for her to stitch onto!

Sep 14
34

It’s not great. I as a crafter know that an imperfectly made item can still be made with love, but I also wouldn’t have gifted that. Especially in such a high profile way.
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Sep 14
9

Were they trans though? I never thought they were, I assumed Montrose’s lover was gay and that group were drag queens. It’s like just cuz they had one trans character from the previous episode, everyone who dresses and looks like a woman is now trans? 

Sep 14
30

You’re not wrong. LGBT culture is not as clearly defined as all that, and while many drag queens have identified as different gender identities, many did not. It’s misrepresenting them to assign a transgender label to people within a culture when you don’t know that’s what’s going on, anda misrepresentation of what Read more

Sep 14
42

Absolutely—the fact that apparently Montrose’s love interest (from what we saw) also dresses as a cis man at home makes me think that even given the different times the term trans does not make sense for him. I think there’s a tendency (a very recent new one) to call drag queens (and I’m not even convinced this Read more

Sep 14
24

I was having this same thought. This episode was all about metamorphoses, and we watch Ruby transform back and forth throughout. From the few people I’ve known in my small town drag scene, it seems that the transformation is an important and informative part of the experience, which helped the stories overlap for me Read more

Sep 14
41

That was Shangela and Monet who are drag queens in the roles! Were they not just drag queens doing a little pageantry work with Montrose’s lover? I don’t think we know enough about them I guess, just label it all as queer henny.

Sep 14
42

The A-plot with Ruby was really incredible and well-done, one of the best storylines this show has done so far. Wunmi Mosaku is amazing in this role, and I’m so glad she’s gotten to take centre stage as Ruby. On the other hand, I really really wasn’t feeling Montrose’s subplot this episode. Everything he does and Read more

Sep 14
68

Is it accurate to refer to Montrose’s lover and the other ball participants as “trans women,” or is that imposing a modern understanding on a historical phenomenon that wasn’t quite so clear cut? I’m not an expert on ball culture, by any means, but my understanding is that for some participants it was more about expres Read more

Sep 12
7

Dana White is probably one of the most amoral assholes in all of sports. So this definitely won’t hurt McGregor within the sport should be announced a “comeback.”

Sep 12
22

Jesus Christ, another sexual assault allegation incident against McGregor? The dude is spinning out of control so hard and the enabling nature of those around him has to be insane. Especially since Conor had been tweeting about re-entering the testing pool as a sign that he was preparing a return to the UFC. Which had Read more