Month: March 2009

Spread the word to end the word

The casual use of the word “retarded” just sets my teeth on edge. I can’t tell you the number of self-described liberals/progressives I hear use it. I’ve actually thrown down with more than one friend – again, people who work…

We got your shibboleths right here

Sadly, No! roasts some douchebag pontificating about the death of integrity in casting, or the death of racism in Dickens, or some such, over at Breitbart’s Hollywood site. The complaint? Masterpiece Theater’s Classic’s new production of Oliver Twist cast a…

Rules of Engagement

Sometimes I think we should mandate comprehensive conflict resolution the same way we do sex education or driver’s education. Because I’ve realized that I have rules within disgreements that, when broken, are dealbreakers, and I’m wondering if other people are…

Lying: It’s the Pro-Life Way

Well this is special. I work in a call center for prescription meds. A woman called thinking we were her health care, and she asked if abortions are covered. I didn’t tell her we were not the right company, I…

Liveblogging WAM: Sunday Afternoon Session

I’m at “Pulling the Plug on Rape Culture One Word at a Time: Using Accuracy to Undermine Dangerous Attitudes and Injustice,” with Cara Kulwicki, Ashley Burczak, Marcella Chester, and Ashwini Hardikar. Below are some (largely paraphrased) thoughts from the presenters: