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What is Obama Doing?

I have no idea what Obama is doing any longer.

He can organize endless lavish lunches and go out of his way to make billionaire teenagers feel important but they will never support his party. All this is achieving is alienating the Democratic base.

I mean, read the linked article and tell me if you feel happy and eager to vote for the Dems in November as a result. Or do you think, instead, “Vomit, vomit, vomit. These politicians are all the same and all have their tongues stuck deep into the billionaires’ anuses”?

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I had no idea I was such a victim but then I took the privilege test and discovered:


Let’s start a competition, folks! Let’s see who is the least privileged of all of us. In the meanwhile, excuse me for a moment, I need to go feel sorry for myself.

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Mandolin Nominated for a Hugo Award


This year’s Hugo Award Nominees have been announced, and I’m thrilled to report that Mandolin’s beautiful “If You Were A Dinosaur, My Love” is nominated for best short story.

(The same story is also up for a Nebula Award.)

The other three nominees in the short story category are:

• “The Ink Readers of Doi Saket” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

• “Selkie Stories Are for Losers” by Sofia Samatar

• “The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere” by John Chu

Congratulations, Mandolin!

Canadian Bubble?

This small, ugly and horribly located house in Vancouver sold for $643,000, which is $43,000 MORE than the asking price. This is considered the cheapest house in Vancouver and people were in a bidding war to buy it.



And this is their backyard:


The wooden planks are the extent of the backyard. Outside the deck, there is a public alley filled with trash cans.

On my recent visit to Montreal, I noticed that there was too much money in the city for the situation to be healthy. The word “bubble” was coming to mind every two minutes. Now I’m seeing that it isn’t just Quebec. Other Canadian provinces have lost all sense of what money is worth.

Tomorrow we are having the inspectors visit The Hedgehogs. As you probably realize, The Hedgehogs’ price is nowhere near what was paid for this ugly little tool shed in Vancouver. The Hedgehogs are cheap even for our area, and they have real nature, not a fake wooden-plank backyard. Prepare, people, if the inspections tell us all is good, I will persecute you with photos.

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From Our Archives: Easter

1Posts from Easters past:

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College and the author of Gender: Ideas, Interactions, Institutions, with Myra Marx Ferree. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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Weekly Feminist Reader

Why are we sending so many women to prison?

The “evolution” behind Obama’s views on same-sex marriage.

Taking a critical eye to the leadership in LGBT organizations.

WTF of the week: many young girls think that sexual assault is the norm.

Dear political media: please be way less wrong about Hillary Clinton’s future grandchild

Women are still underrepresented and underappreciated in the media start-up world, but they’re founding their own digital media companies.

New study shows that half of all teens behind bars in NYC have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Adrianne Wadewitz, one of Wikipedia’s most prolific and influential editors, has died.

The secret anti-abortion law that’s sweeping America.

Navigating the public school system with a disabled child.

Today is the 15th anniversary of the Columbine shootings.

Beyond Benetton ads: what does “diversity” really mean at colleges?

The faces behind America’s food stamp program.

American University frat emails exposes rape culture.

San Francisco’s housing crisis, explained.

In Mongolia, introducing young women into the art of the eagle hunting tradition.

The 10th anniversary of Mean Girls.

Sia: the life behind our favorite pop songs.

A debate on Twitter has led the University of Michigan to increase black enrollment.

“They don’t care if we freeze”: how New York’s billionaires are destroying the affordable housing market.

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Millenials Are Everywhere

I just observed in a musical competition on Russian TV a popular singer in his twenties react with a tantrum and a bout of weeping to the kindest, gentlest, most respectful criticism of his performance by the judges.

“But I tried so hard!” he bawled and ran off the stage.

“Was it something I said?” fussed a 60-year-old judge. “Why is he so upset? I need to go apologize.”

My students are like that, too. Not all but quite a few. And if diplomacy today isn’t working, imagine it being placed in the hands of ultra-sensitive, perennially aggrieved and generationally wounded Millenials.

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A Stunning Breakthrough

I just discovered that somebody called Piketty wrote a huge volume that is being universally lauded as the biggest recent achievement in political economy and which proves that
“there is no inherent drive in markets toward income equality.”

This tells me I totally need to patent my breakthrough discovery that now is April.

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