ladyology
Ladyology
ladyology
Nov 29
2

Devout Christian here. Heaven and hell are very obviously fairytales, and anyone who tells you differently is under the age of 10 or deeply delusional. I’d put the chances there’s an afterlife at infinitesimally small.  That really doesn’t matter, however.  Christianity, in its actual practice, is simply modeling Read more

Nov 28
2

There is NO reason for any protestant to attend in person services. Period. I’ve been attending my progressive Presbyterian USA church since March in the safety of my home and the comfort of my pjs. It’s grand. We haven’t had any drop in attendance - 350-400 people per service - and there’s been no dip in Read more

Nov 24
1

They are gas guzzlers and deserve snark.  If you’re choosing higher carbon emissions for no justifiable reason, you are an asshole.

Nov 24
4

And everyone knows that this is true.  It’s why almost all of my mentors were male when I was in academia.  You pick a mentor to ride his/her coattails, and you find the best coattails you can to grab hold of.  Period.  (Labcoattails?)

Nov 24
5

Thank you for this. It’s infuriating that truth and data just do not matter to half of voters. The deficit soars under GOP leadership and is reigned in when the Democrats are in charge. Period. Over and over and over again. Read more

Nov 24
12

I’m going to say something that some Californian liberals are not going to like hearing: not having a car is a serious problem for low income people, and since Prop 22 passed, they still have access to affordable transportation with Uber and Lyft. Whatever is good and very, very bad about Uber, low income people rely Read more

Nov 18
12

My guess?  They hoped this would not attract attention.  They intended to do this quietly, perhaps thinking that others in their positions in other states would join them and provide cover.  Instead they were subjected to a public dressing down, and it became clear this was going to blow up in their faces.  The Read more

Nov 13
9

I’m going to disagree. I don’t believe misogyny is innate. Not only do many anthropologists believe tribes early in human history may have been matriarchal, but the Mosuo people of China are matriarchal to this day. I’m not an expert, and perhaps I’m wrong. But I think hatred of women is always taught. And surely Read more

Nov 13
18

I’ve long made this argument, and I mean it sincerely. Men are too emotional and undisciplined to hold leadership roles. Our culture encourages their anger management issues and puerile bullying behaviors, and they’re undone constantly by sex scandals. All it takes to bring down a male leader of a nation is a Read more

Nov 3
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Worth a try. I’ve seriously considered joining a 12 month MPhil program in Britain just to escape. If you’re a student, you can enter despite the ban on Americans.  If Trump wins again, and at least in this moment that doesn't seem likely, I will spend a lot of this weekend looking at programs.

Oct 11
4

I apologize for offending you. But I’m not saying anything that’s unfair. If members of the extreme left refuse to vote or engage in a protest vote for third party candidates that a) achieves absolutely nothing, and b) actively harms the Republic, then their movement is a lie. That’ll also be the end of their Read more

Oct 11
13

Honestly, if the far-left sits this election out to protest that Bernie Sanders is not the presidential nominee and *never* *ever* will be, then I’ve lost all respect for them, and their movement is a farce. If you say you believe in something but are unwilling to vote for politicians who would help make those things Read more

Oct 11
5

This is such a good point. What *should* be the role of a President’s spouse? I find the ‘pretty little woman’ routine that Melania does and First Ladies prior to Clinton did to be disgusting and insulting to us all.  But what’s the ideal?  Hillary Clinton took the job seriously and involved herself in politics. Read more

Oct 11
9

I read a pretty fascinating interview with her. She agreed to one interview, anonymously, with a local Portland podcast. What I remember about it is that she’s a woman of color, the daughter of immigrants, and a sex worker.  So I felt pretty shitty about condemning her for being a clueless white woman stealing the Read more

Oct 11
37

We don’t get to have nice things.  Nice things are for Europeans and Australians.  

Oct 11
148

So here we are again a few weeks out from election day, being treated to daily pieces about how his campaign is imploding, and he’s basically already lost. It’s not that I don’t believe that’s probably true. But shit, I have a horrible sense of deja vu. Am I alone in that? I am way too fucking terrified to be Read more

Aug 12
5

I really don’t think he knows what punctuation is.  His use of quotations is mystifying.  I assume they don’t mean anything, because he’s so illiterate.

Aug 12
2

I grew up like that, in a giant house in a gated community a zillion miles from everything.  It was nice as a child, but it sucked for my parents.  I really don’t want to return to that, and I don’t see why anyone else would want it either.

Aug 12
6

I think they think it’s 1950? You know, the golden age when the world was virulently racist, sexist, and homophobic, and women were trapped in miserable, unfulfilling lives and sentenced to abject poverty if their husbands ever walked out.