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Category Archives: Hot Takes

I will pay you to let me dress like a superhero

Come on, studio executives claiming that you’re not making movies about women because women don’t buy merchandise. I don’t know what wacky planet you’re from, but here on Earth, multiple billion-dollar industries exist solely to provide women with merchandise. Female humans in first-world countries are exposed to ads shilling stupid crap from pretty much the…

Sexual Economics

Lindy West did an excellent job (as always) of picking apart the latest argument in favor of seeing sex as a transaction where ladies are apparently supposed to dole out sexual favors like they’re hoarding a vagina-based currency which only buys engagement rings. This is bullshit for many, many reasons, most of which Lindy laid…

Tennessee

I grew up in Nashville (the Protestant Vatican, the rhinestone-studded buckle of the bible belt, Nashvegas, etc). I haven’t lived there in a while, and I was curious about how my home state ranked against the others I’ve lived in since. The answer is… really depressing. Tennessee is one of only two states in the…