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Sep 15, 2018 14 tweets 3 min read
THREAD: Just discovered an op-ed from 2002 in the @guardian, a FASCINATING* piece about giving the benefit of the doubt to priests who collect child porn! Let's take a close read at some quotes here, shall we?

* FUCK YOU 1. "Adults who use their authority to press children into having sex with them have to be stopped... But there is no evidence that O'Kelly ever did anything of the sort. As far as we know he abused only himself, with the help of his 18,000 images, in the privacy of his own room."
Sep 13, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
THREAD: Politically active women and POC are not a silver lining. We are the last line of defense because it became clear in 2016 that our humanity was negotiable. In fact, it's important to note that a silver lining doesn't defuse a storm cloud. It only comforts the people who are looking at that storm from the outside.
Sep 3, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Such an interesting day at @NewYorker. Some takeaways:
1. You need more diversity on your editorial board if you green-lit this idea in the first place. This was not a subtle gaffe.

2. Good for you for changing your mind. Now you need to change your approach. 3. What happened here was: someone announced their intention to do a terrible thing, everyone was like ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME THAT THING IS TERRIBLE YOU CAN'T SIT WITH US ANYMORE and that person said, "Upon reflection, I have decided that it the thing is terrible. May I sit?"
Aug 28, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
OK so let me check and see if I got the 3-act arc right for Louis CK's career: Act 1:
1. I worked hard.
2. I got famous.
3. I sexually harassed co-workers.
4. I worked more.
5. I got more famous.
6. I sexually harassed more co-workers.
7. I worked more.
8. I got more famous.
9. I got caught.
Aug 9, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
Watch #DocumentingHate #Charlottesville from @frontlinepbs and @ProPublica. Then read this short thread with 3 key takeaways: 1. The press is not the enemy of the people. The press is the enemy of fascist people. Neo-Nazis are mad about free press because journalists have the intellectual stamina and ethical rigor to accurately report on the crimes that these racists committed ON FACEBOOK LIVE.
Aug 3, 2018 6 tweets 1 min read
Trump supporter refuses to engage with others about why they support the president because, "by the tone of your responses, you would be quick to discount my intelligence, knowledge and/or my values and choices." 1. It’s impossible to have a “respectful” conversation about supporting Trump bc his agenda and administration respects nothing but the private financial successes of its own members. Not children’s healthcare. Not long-standing asylum procedures. Not families. Not women.
Jul 30, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
We have to dig into this a little more because it is a perfect example of why the idea of "bootstrap American success" is such a harmful myth: What we have here is a financial relationship in which a good & a service are exchanged for a fee. The good is the food. The service is the service. The fee is the bill + tip. It stands to reason, in bootstrap country, that the fee reflects the quality of the good & service.
Jul 17, 2018 10 tweets 1 min read
Girls don't like boys girls like pockets. girls don't like boys girls like fair contract terms
Jul 16, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
Thread: HERE'S WHAT *JUST* HAPPENED AT THE NY POST. Daniella Greenbaum wrote a piece asserting that ScarJo withdrew from an upcoming role as a trans man after being bullied by a mob of leftist cultural hegemonists. (Not linking it you can find it if you like that kind of thing.) 1. ScarJo is FINE. She's a GOOD actress with GREAT management. She's not a unicorn. She's better than I am (Gotcha, trolls! I know you were about to ask, "Oh yeah how many times have YOU been nominated for a Golden Globe?" Answer: 0 bc I don't work with pedophiles.) #MatchPoint
Jun 24, 2018 13 tweets 5 min read
The GOP ties #FamilySeparation to #ImmigrationReform b/c the families they're terrorizing are immigrants. But those are TWO SEPARATE ISSUES. That's like tying #UnlawfulPoliceShootingsofBlackPeople to the #OpioidEpidemic because you know people feel icky about addicts. 1/ The GOP is using public distaste and bias against immigrants to force our acceptance of state violence. What if your postal carrier pepper sprayed you if you parked more than 18" from the curb? I hate bad parkers. We all do. The campaign could catch on. #ParkingSpaceFaceMace 2/
Jun 20, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
THREAD. Anyone else looking at their kids with a mixture of gratitude/joy and heartache/shame? Anyone else having a hard time sleeping at night? OK. Let's get your head on right. This is a #FamiliesBelongTogether #Resistance #RealTalkPepTalk. 1/ First, if you feel profoundly disturbed by what our government is doing, that's because you have empathy, a moral center, and the animal instinct to protect your young. You're not a snowflake. You're not a crybaby. Your pain is how you know you're still in the game. 2/
May 4, 2018 16 tweets 4 min read
.@MattWalshBlog tweeted a little thread. Evidently, the lack of male space starts at home. I HAVE QUESTIONS. 1ST Q: 1) You're mad about the location of the man cave. What was your first-choice location? Kitchen? Thanks! Wouldn't mind if you did. Living Room? Great! The kids need help w/ their homework. Bathroom? Great, would you clean the toilet while you're in there?