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Strange Days

Strange Days

I believe that we’ll get through this with strength and with grace, not because of our government, but in spite of it. I don’t have much faith in the Senate, but I have all kinds of faith in us.

Bleh

Bleh

Warren is the daughter of working class parents, a mother, a former public school teacher turned Harvard professor turned U.S. Senator. She is an all-American success story, a woman who built a good life based on hard work, determination, grit, and common sense. She is the sort of woman we point to when we say to young girls, “you can do anything if you just work hard enough.” And she’s exactly the sort of woman girls will point to when they say, “no, we can’t, you won’t let us.”

Avoid These Positions, Ladies

Avoid These Positions, Ladies

Harvey Weinstein’s defense lawyer Donna Rotunno said in an interview with a New York Times reporter that she’s never been sexually assaulted because she’s never put herself “in that position.” It got me thinking about all the women who put themselves in a position to be assaulted and how careless those women are. I mean, if Rotunno can avoid assault simply by avoiding a few positions, surely the rest of us can too. To that end, I’ve compiled a list…

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The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On

Hey, maybe we’ll even elect someone who knows where Kansas City is! I know, I know, it’s a lot to hope for. But if a bad dress rehearsal means we’re going to have a good show, we’re due for a spectacular performance.

Setting the Record Straight

Setting the Record Straight

When a conversation is deemed off the record, it means the journalist won’t report any salient facts that are discussed. It does not mean that the reporter must take a vow of silence if the other person in the room becomes abusive or threatening or worse. Pompeo seems to believe it gives him the right to do anything and say anything without fear of reprisal. He is wrong.

He Said, She Said

He Said, She Said

Thanks to an incredibly flawed electoral system, a few people in a few states can override the will of the larger electorate. I suppose that’s what happens when your system of government is designed entirely by men.

Not All Women

Not All Women

What will we be, after all, if men don’t chase us and whistle at us and tell us we’re pretty? What will we be if they don’t need us to cook and clean and raise their children? What will we be if they don’t call us or ask us to dance?

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