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
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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. 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
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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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
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
Recently, I shared
a cartoon by my friend, Clay, about the
growing attacks on women’s reproductive rights by individual states. I promised to share the Supreme Court’s
contact info in my brief introduction to his post.
After hours & days of searching (OK, so it was a 30
second Google search), I found it.
What’s even better, I found an article claiming to know how Supreme Court justices prefer you
The article comes from a site called Legal Beagle. The website has posts in various areas of
U.S. law that people with law training review, even if they don’t write them
I want you to have the website’s credentials. You want to make an informed decision on
whether it’s trustworthy or not.
I’m going to give a brief (as brief as I can manage,
anyways) summary of the article. I also
invite you to check
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The New York Times is probably the best newspaper in the United States, if not the entire world, but they have never respected editorial cartoons or cartoonists. While they have reprinted syndicated cartoons (I know this because they’ve reprinted mine), they have never employed a staff cartoonist, and for this, they are quite proud.
However, their international edition has made use of them for years, using syndicated cartoons and hiring cartoonist Patrick Chappatte. Now, after running a cartoon a month and a half ago that drew condemnation for antiSemitism, the Times has decided to stop running political cartoons entirely.
The Times would never ditch opinion columns over one offending columnist, which proves their disrespect for cartoons.
This news gained widespread attention after Chappatte, who did NOT draw the offending cartoon, published a blog post about the Times’ decision. Previously, the Times dropped using syndicated cartoons after the controversy and…
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The accusation that detention centers holding migrant children are concentration camps doesn’t necessarily mean they’re being compared to Nazi death camps. But, there are definitely some soap Nazis among Customs and Border Protection.
In fact, this week, the Trump administration went to court to argue that migrant children detained at the U.S.-Mexico border do not require basic hygiene products like soap and toothbrushes in order to be held in “safe and sanitary” conditions. Hell, they even argued that forcing minors to sleep on cold concrete floors in crowded cells, CELLS, with low temperatures also fulfilled the “safe and sanitary” requirement.
News broke this week that there are not enough diapers for the babies currently held by the Trump administration (which would make sense if the big orange baby requires them all). Also, children are being forced to care for toddlers. There are toddlers sitting around in urine-soaked onesies. There is…
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