Random Squares

He’s five and I’m eight, You make us toast cut into pretty shapes, Triangles, rectangles, and random squares; The crusts we save to feed the ducks, You warn us: “The geese, beware – ” But Charlie never had much luck.   I’m sitting here and I don’t know what to write, Not now that you … Continue reading Random Squares

The Ex Files: Nothing Lasts Forever Vol #15

To help with understanding why it’s not as easy as people think to “just leave”, I will be writing a few memoir collections on my abusive ex. From here on in, I will refer to my ex as Ben, after Ben Affleck, because I have an irritational hatred for Ben Affleck. Seriously. There’s a lot of … Continue reading The Ex Files: Nothing Lasts Forever Vol #15

Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My Child Won’t Speak To Me. Why?

Now, I’m going to go out on a limb here on this one, and assume you mean more than what appears to be usual teenage “angst”. By “angst”, what I actually mean is that your children, when they reach a certain age, need to start forming relationships with people that aren’t their parents. This is … Continue reading Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My Child Won’t Speak To Me. Why?

It’s Just A Joke

It’s just a joke. I hear those words, that same phrase, over and over again. Adam Goodes, an Aboriginal man and an AFL footballer, compared to Harambe. Come on, laugh. It’s just a joke. It's not like anything serious ever happens to Aboriginal people. It's not like Pauline Hanson, xenophobic racist, and unfortunately leader of Australia's … Continue reading It’s Just A Joke

One Small Step For Haters



Yesterday, I heard white Republicans say they didn’t find anything remotely racist about Donald Trump’s “Go back where they came from” statement. Part of their defense was that they have black friends so they, like Trump, can’t be racist.

I propose a challenge for these non-racist white Republicans with “black friends.” Go up to one of your “black friends” and say, “Go back to where you came from.” Let me know how that works out. Let me know if they remain your friends. Let me know if you acquire any injuries and the hospital where you’ll be staying where I don’t send flowers.

Now, you may not find Trump’s comments racist, but federal law does. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has written specific rules to protect people from discrimination from racist assholes like Trump supporters. On its website (scroll to Harassment Based on National Origin), the commission…

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Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil

For some inexplicable reason, I am genuinely surprised by the large amount of people who say that feminism isn’t needed because sexism and misogyny doesn’t exist. Often, the person saying this (but not always – I’m surprised with how many women also think this way) is a white, middle class (at least), straight, cis man. … Continue reading Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil

Not Like Other Girls

I’m sure you, like me (assuming you use any form of social media) have, at some point, come across a meme (of varying descriptions) where the creator states she’s not like other girls. She may state that, unlike other girls, she’s into sport. Really? That makes you “unlike other girls”? When I was in high … Continue reading Not Like Other Girls