Year: 2019

Not a Rapist? Good. Do You Laugh at Rape Jokes? You Enable Rape Culture.

Image credit: Tasha Sturm/Cabrillo College/asm.org Julius was a military physician working for the German army in the late 1800s. His job was relatively simple: cure tuberculosis. Working alongside preeminent bacteriologist Robert Koch, he discovered and helped develop the ideal method and conditions for growing bacteria.  This was no easy feat. (Most) bacteria requires an ideal …

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How to Win the Next Election, Period.

Voting Trump out next November will mean igniting the passions of two key groups: those who do the most political labor and those with the most barriers to voting. The outdated idea of “playing to the middle” has become a predictable strategy for failure, but the idea keeps lurching on — despite modern history and …

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Misogynoir: The Awful Cocktail of Patriarchal and White Supremacist Toxins

I’ve talked about white supremacy. I’ve talked about patriarchy. Combine those two toxins and you get misogynoir, the vile poison suffered by women of color, and more specifically, black women.  When asked to address this, I joked and told Geri Miller the amount of rum it would take for me to discuss misogynoir would put me in …

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White Supremacy is the Air We Breathe: That’s Why We’re Choking

The term “white supremacy” is making headlines lately because the occupant of the oval office is a white supremacist. But there seems to be some confusion about exactly what white supremacy is.  For those who who don’t know, here’s a brief, incomplete primer on white supremacy: First of all, all white supremacy is racism. This …

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