I'm sure it is true that many people care more about the ice bucket challenge than Ferguson, but my fb has been a nonstop horrornews show since Mike Brown was shot, and my city's national moment of silence fb page has actually done a great job of alerting its members to other protests, workshops, etc. I've found fb to be a great source of community activism, even though I'm very suspicious of fb the company.
The term "stop-hitting-yourself feminism" is amazing and perfect, but I have a different opinion about women "over-apologizing": it is great and I love it. The problem is actually men under-apologizing. It's nice to soften the blow of criticism with an apology. It puts people at ease. There's no need to be brusque and unapologetic unless you're Rihanna.
I didn't know I knew what this song was! I started reading thinking I'd never heard it, but then when Jia quoted the refrain, I realized I have heard it but never actually LISTENED to it. Luckily for me, the refrain is now stuck in my head.
A friend of mine posted a link to the story w/o any picture and I suspected that the mom would turn out to be a WOC. I would just be interested to know how often white parents behaving in a similar fashion get in any real trouble for this sort of thing. It's not that I think racism is the only issue here, but ...
Rivka Galchen is a wonderful, entertaining writer. She deserves so much better :( Can the NYT just retract the entire review and print a new review, written by someone who's capable of actually reading the book they're assigned to critique?
I started reading the Twitter responses and I had to stop because I couldn't stop laughing. I guess that's one of the dangers of jokes?
I think Sara's the one who says "I choose to be a visible minority..."
If this were a real magazine I would subscribe to it. Especially if y'all had one of those two-for-one subscription packages with Samantha Irby's Cosmo.
LW 1: The definition of lesbian is a woman who doesn't want to have sex with every single gross/lame dude who approaches her in a bar, according to various men I've encountered in bars. So I'm not sure that being out makes a difference here.
@Everett Thanks for your reply. That is what I was wondering about. I'm glad it helped you!