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I had some terrific donuts in San Francisco one time. Really good. I thought the shop was Vietnamese but perhaps that was my ignorance and it was run by Cambodians. There was a buttermilk donut, I wish I had such a buttermilk donut right now… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

One of the most fascinating things about the internet is that stuff like "the enclosure acts happened" and "wage labor is a historical phenomenon" and "famines are political more than natural phenomena", or even… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

What happens when there aren't enough people left making enough money to buy all the products being produced? I guess that's when all the superbillionaires blast off on their spaceship made of gold to conquer new planets. There was a Dianna… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Unlike Howard Dean, who transparently does "understand the American people" - whatever that means. Which people? What is meant by "understand"? If you "understand" a group of people who have terrible… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Just for your future reference - if you have boots with smooth leather (or rubber - just can't be plastic) soles, you can take them to a cobbler and have the cobbler attach a treaded sole cover. Covers of various thicknesses are available, ranging… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Do you know the name of anyone in AP? Can you call them? If this is anything like AP where I work, it's almost certainly negligence rather than malice - someone has been out sick and this is "their" responsibility so no one else has… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I don't like Lena Dunham. I think she's racist, I find her writing annoying, I think she benefits hugely from race and class privilege. That said, I'm not entirely comfortable with several things about this most recent business: 1. The implicit… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Wouldn't you get sick eating two meals a day at Olive Garden? Leaving all else aside, I feel sick if I have to have two [vegan, relatively wholesome but not, like, miso and massaged kale] restaurant meals in a day, and I can't imagine eating… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

And then, of course, imagine the services that will be needed to sustain the army of laborers who work for the tech bros - we'll all be dishing up cheap garbage slop that we cook in a burnt out oil drum in the alley, or hand-washing their UberWashio… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Weeeeeellll...I'm going to say that I've encountered "I am so mad I can't even talk to you" behavior (not directed at me!) when there's been a really big and obvious conflict - infidelity, secretly running up huge debts, etc. Even there,… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago


If we're "not allowed to say this" about Tolstoy in our "current cultural situation", it's odd that so many people seem to be perfectly well aware of it--and that it is, in fact, something that has been endlessly and openly… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Again, gender comes into play - for me, "escapist" means "escaping from all the routine sexist shit I encounter daily, while also enjoying a lighthearted plot", while for straight dudes, I guess, it's "thinking about women I… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The whole "no actresses in major roles over thirtyish" thing really spoils movies for me, because I'll be watching something where a character is supposed to be a brilliant scientist, or an accomplished career soldier or just a really smart… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The first thing to remember is that you did something which would never have done worse than inconvenience the guy and which was intended (drunkenly) in a spirit of play. And it wasn't a prank on a stranger that you pulled just to see them… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I have been making this thing which works best with large onions...it's not as large-onion specific as some of the recipes here, but they do help. Slice two large red/orange/yellow bell peppers so that you get a lot of medium-sized vertical strips… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

If you are a local, you might want to get involved with the Coalition for Critical Change, a Twin Cities area group which started in the wake of Mike Brown's death to work against police brutality. Their Facebook page has a number of useful… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

It depresses me that as soon as there is a high-visibility "proof" of widespread, casual misogyny, that gets captured by a discourse about laws and prisons. "Shitty people will stop being shitty if we arrest some of them on petty… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Oh, also, if you're ever in any kind of authoritative or hiring position - make sure that you do not treat gender-non-conforming women as discipline cases. There is a tendency to assume that "mainstream feminine self-presentation"… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

On the one hand, fuck a bunch of "women are the sex class and even seeing their clothed bodies makes it so that men can't function, plus this line of reasoning is a convenient stick to beat women with, plus god things". On the other… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Man, it is hard to say this without sounding like I'm crying 'Political correctness gone maaaaaad!!!' But I think that we respond to art most perceptively when we have more than a checklist, and some of this criticism feels like it doesn't have… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I really enjoyed both Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up The Bodies - I read Wolf Hall in less than 24 hours while also managing to work a full day and get some sleep. I did not expect to enjoy them since they'd been so widely praised and won… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

At some point in the aftermath, did a reporter ever go back to the clerk who called the cops and ask him why he was being a racist jagoff? It's a minor footnote, but all (justified) cop-blaming here is letting someone else off the hook. I… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Oh wow, this is super! Thanks very much for posting. If anyone is interested, the Khatru Symposium has been republished. I have not read it and cannot vouch for it, but it was important. [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

Yet when trans women actually do reject this plastic surgical standard of beauty and are disinterested in hyperfeminine dress, they suffer the indignities of being treated as "men posing as women" because their bodies do not appear… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

What I hear, anyway, is that it's best to do all this stuff while you're young (but have finished growing) - you're more resilient and heal better. I know everyone means to be complimentary to this girl, but I wish the conversation didn't keep… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I live here, I'm a minority, and I disagree. Obviously I'm not a minority, so my actual personal experience isn't relevant at all. My feelings have been based on many conversations with friends and acquaintances of color about how racist… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

I actually went through and read that Jacobin piece on carceral feminism. My only quibble with it was that all its solutions were basically "well, women should rely on each other to [create a business so they can afford to run a… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

The one thing you should not do is stay in a relationship where you feel like you're auditioning or second-guessing yourself all the time - one where you're "dating" when it makes him feel loved but not actually dating. What he has… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 3 months ago

To my mind, the reason Grace Dunham gets the final word is precisely because there's just not much available, narrative-wise, except what she and Lena Dunham say. If there were CPS reports or narratives from neighbors or other… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

But the thing of this is that there is no way to have a big media debate about all of this while somehow avoiding making Grace Dunham deal with it, which is why I'm uncomfortable with a lot of the strong statements on this. Saying "despite how… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

She likely works very long hours and travels a great deal, which means that she'll need to be able to afford to hire help to do things like clean her house or take care of her kids (if she has any). Again, this is the kind of thing we… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

However, in this case, you've got a major national organization with a multi-billion dollar budget and 30,000 employees. You're never going to get leaders who can manage that scope on a professor's salary. I always wonder about this. I… [more]
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MeFi comment - 3 months ago

And it's worth considering that in the US, at least, straight dudes are not expected to be the objects of desire. The straight male body is very often framed as disgusting, something that women put up with - the official narrative that… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

(That is, I don't think very many people are disagreeing that the whole situation seems disturbing and inappropriate; I feel that the debate seems to be about who gets to name what happened and whether what happened should result in Lena Dunham… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

(I feel like I've said my piece here, but I think there's pretty good historical traction for the whole "I don't want to be part of an organization which treats people unequally in the name of the greater good" line of reasoning. I've been… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

If you think that people aren't talking about the problem of low wages, then you're not paying attention. the paper of record is talking about it, the president is talking about it, the internet is talking about it, et cetera. Seems like every few… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

(And I add that we don't seem to be getting fabulous results with MBAs hired externally, because they bring MBA values with them...so I find myself wondering if there is a way to, perhaps, get people the kinds of training and experience they need in… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Frowner, I do totally agree with you, but my personal experience with mission based NPOs has been that the "rank and file" often don't rise in the ranks not because the NPO felt compelled to bring in "someone from the outside"… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

It's funny - everyone is always like "those idiots set fire to a puppet, I'm done*!" and very seldom like "those amazing people organized this terrific bookfair and donated all the proceeds to the Trans Youth Support Network,… [more]
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MetaTalk comment - 4 months ago

I'm not a person who thinks "reverse racism " is a thing, but I will say that comment as a whole - basically just judging how this woman looks - doesn't quite sit right when all the real things she screwed up stand on their own… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

I think it's a pity that the plausible potential finding of "if kids play in the dirt more then fewer kids will have allergies and auto-immune disorders" is inevitably going to be read as "if you have allergies you are either lying or… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

You could hire a cleaning service, but I don't know anything about that...I'm sure someone else can make detailed suggestions. Are you a depressive or anxious type and you tend to avoid stuff, or are you someone who just sort of...let things go… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Along with the race hatred, there’s another obvious feature of this intro: the way it dramatizes Orwell himself, a sensitive young white man alone in a crowd of evil aliens. That habit of dramatizing himself never changes. It’s a constant in… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

If you are a straight person and you've never attended a Pride event, I suggest you do so. You really can't understand the depth of joy for people to simply be able to walk down the street and be allowed to be comfortable in who they are… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

The more I think about it, the more I wonder....every change in the world is an opportunity to make money, right? Every big change is a new frontier, disaster capitalism, etc. Now obviously, no one seeks to rise in the ranks of a disaster… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Okay, this is something I don't understand even though it's probably obvious - you have to impeach someone for something, right? Something that is some kind of malfeasance, not just "politics I think are really, really bad"? And… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago


Just popping in to say that I had the rabies vaccine after an encounter with a bat and it was not that bad. As long as you are prompt about it, you will not get rabies. I got a BIG shot of immunoglobulin right away, which felt weird and… [more]
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Ask MeFi comment - 4 months ago

Oh God. And the speed with which this is happening is amazing. I am so sick of hearing soccer moms and Dockers-wearing dads say "that's how I roll." Jesus Christ, would those people fuck off. The thing is, I think that kind… [more]
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MeFi comment - 4 months ago

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