Things I Read This Week And Liked

Friday reading roundup


The incredible plot twist is that now these “capitalist investors” use feminism to sell us clothes! Because feminism is cool now! We are told that everything from “period panties” to “granny panties” to high-end couture most of us cannot afford can be feminist. Don’t let all this canny marketing distract you from the fact that wearing high-waisted underwear is not in fact liberation work.

Shopping is shopping and political action is political action, and no matter what anyone says, it’s very hard to blend the two in a sincere way that actually results in the kind of political change we so desperately need.

Buying Feminist Merch Is Not Political Action

In these dark times, we all need someone to look up to. Me. That’s why I’m giving you this new Gorillaz song, a lightning bolt of truth in a black night.

Holy Shit Gorillaz Just Dropped Their First New Song in Six Years – Noisey

In 1951, after Gen. Douglas MacArthur was removed from Asia by President Harry Truman… the furious congressman took the floor of the Senate to call for the president’s impeachment. “This country is in the hands of a secret inner coterie, which is directed by the agents of the Soviet Union,” he said to a round of applause. “Our only choice is to impeach President Truman and find out who is the secret invisible government.”

Hm. Sounds familiar. Anyway, the 1950s were really crazy.

Everything old is new again

I was able to #2 at the rest stop and am feeling light as a feather.

How Fun For You: We Are Live Blogging Our Interminable Drive to Washington DC

Mm, clicky: Deer eat flesh! | Some colleges have more students from the top 1% than the bottom 60% :-))))))) | You can sing the “Simpsons” theme song at karaoke| The Tonya Harding movie is going to be called “I, Tonya” which is a lot like “Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse”