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By JFarmer on Men Unsettled by Woman's Poems

The issues Matt raises here are important. We should always question the ways people in privilege respond to work that challenges that privilege. But my review is largely about that. As I write a few sentence later, "But I'm wrong. " And then, later still, "It’s also, if I’m paying enough attention, a reminder that my discomfort with Lockwood’s other poems (one of which appeared in Slate) might have something do with my advantaged standing as a straight white male in the culture she handles with such imaginative disregard." I open with that first paragraph in order to expose and then try to move past my own biases.

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 7:37 pm 4

By Niko Bellic on Men Unsettled by Woman's Poems

@scrooge If men are tired of being told they are dicks, they should stop being dicks. Problem solved. That's how my straight shooting, problem solving male brain thinks of this. But if you just wanna whine about it like a non-man, I've got a box of Seventh Generation for you.

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 7:11 pm 3

By Gef the Talking Mongoose on The Bros Who Inherited the Earth

You'll only have yourself to blame when #NotAllTechBros starts trending.

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 10:38 am 2

By Pulp on The Bros Who Inherited the Earth

Coming soon from Thomas Friedman: The Keg Stand and The Olive Tree

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 10:10 am 4

By KarenUhOh on The Dystopia Derby

You know, let's quit dicking around and do this really right. Let's send the robots out to fight and kill all the enemy robots, and then we can have a parade.

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 2:24 pm 3

By Debussy Fields on Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

In 1997 I got bumped up to first class on a flight from NYC to GSO, and wound up sitting across the aisle from Dr. Angelou. I had some poetry I'd written with me and asked her if she'd read it. She touched my hand and regretted that she couldn't because she was being sued for plagiarism for her poem for Clinton's 2nd innauguration, "Because, apparently, someone else wrote about rivers and rocks before I did." But she did engage with me for the entire flight (pouring two airplane bottles of Jameson's into each cup of coffee she drank), and made me a reading list that included Grace Paley, Shelly's Ozymandias, the work of Paul Lawrence Dunbar and a few other pieces. "Read these," she said. "You will be astonished."
What a nice lady she was!

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 10:04 am 1

By Smitros on What Does Your Whorephone Say About You?

@Pop Socket Scary, eh. But Hollywood never recycles ideas, so we're off the hook.

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 4:11 pm 1

By IBentMyWookie on What Does Your Whorephone Say About You?

@KarenUhOh A Britanny is not a goal; it is a consequence.

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 1:37 pm 6

By KarenUhOh on What Does Your Whorephone Say About You?

"Scott's goals for 2014 include landing a Brittany and a Tori."

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 11:31 am 3

By KarenUhOh on Do You Know Where Your Teens Are? (They're Swarming John Green)

Dear Lord. All those minivans in the parking lot with their motors running.

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 9:35 am 4