Allow me to mansplain the fallacy of ‘white male privilege’

For a while now I’ve heard about something called white male privilege. As a white male who has never felt especially privileged, I never quite understood what the term was trying to refer to. I think I first heard about it when one of my favorite science fiction authors at the time, John Scalzi, wrote about it … Continue reading “Allow me to mansplain the fallacy of ‘white male privilege’”

I have been blocked by Steve Shives

I’ve joined thousands of other Twitter users and I’ve been blocked by Steve Shives. Who’s Steve Shives? He’s a guy who lives in nearby Sharpsburg, Maryland and maintains a YouTube channel dedicated to social justice, feminism, and atheism. He’s pretty famous for blocking people on Twitter. Evidently, he has a bot that blocks people based … Continue reading “I have been blocked by Steve Shives”

Martin Luther King Jr. refused to stand for the National Anthem?

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s the federal holiday set aside to honor the man who did so much to end systemic racism for our country. He was killed making this country better for children of all color. You know what he didn’t do? Kneel or show disrespect during the National Anthem. The New Yorker magazine … Continue reading “Martin Luther King Jr. refused to stand for the National Anthem?”

Jordan Chariton, fired ‘Young Turks’ reporter sues ‘HuffPost’

From Politico: A former reporter for the digital program “The Young Turks” is suing HuffPost for $23.5 million, alleging libel and defamation over a since-deleted post detailing allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him. The reporter is Jordan Chariton. I don’t know if he’s a creep or not. If he’s ever gone on the record … Continue reading “Jordan Chariton, fired ‘Young Turks’ reporter sues ‘HuffPost’”

The NFL could ban National Anthem protests if they wanted to

We’re currently in Week 9 of the National Football League 2017 schedule. It’s the ninth week in a row the league is allowing players to protest during the National Anthem. The only question at this point is why the NFL is allowing this stupid spectacle to continue. The idea the league doesn’t have total control of what … Continue reading “The NFL could ban National Anthem protests if they wanted to”