Also, these characters don’t dabble in socialism. They are affiliated with the Italian Communist Party and embedded in the story is the critique of PCI’s turn away from traditional class struggle toward democratic socialism and electoralism.
It drives me absolutely bonkers that this series is billed as a tale about female friendship. Yes, there is a friendship at the heart of the story but this is a book about political economy, the intersection of class and gender, the role of violence in resisting violent oppression, communitarianism in the face of… Read more
They are *so* young. You should see the documentary that shows how they were originally cast and then the filming of the first season. I think it's called My True Brilliant Friend.
when i first started as an intern at gizmodo no one at any of the other websites spoke to me for 6 months and that’s what i’m going to do to you now
I’ve been supportive of Nancy, and tried to hold off on judgement considering all that she did and has done in her career. It’s easy for us to judge from the outside looking in but to become the first female speaker of the house and get the ACA passed is truly a massive achievement and one we shouldn’t take lightly.… Read more
If in this time where there are literal concentration camps on US soil and people dying in them, that the most important thing that Pelosi and the centrists can come up with is to attack progressives and not actually do *anything* about people literally dying in our literal concentration camps... Fuck them. Primary… Read more
I was born in the early 70s, and I vividly remember looking up trans books in my university card catalog and then hiding in the stacks to clandestinely read and try to understand the feelings I was having. The emergence of the internet made the difficulty of being trans a good bit easier (though it’s certainly still… Read more
Oh man, I remember some of these places. As someone born in the mid-80s, it really felt like the internet was growing up with me, and I remember sites like Susan’s Place as I was first coming to terms with my own gender identity. Of course, it took some more years before I actually went anywhere with it, but still,… Read more
Here’s a list of active detention centers in the United States. I was at one over the weekend. Outrage, while on some level essential, is easy. Going to these places, as it happens, is also easier than a lot of people who are distracted by outrage may realize. Read more
Bikes don’t kill people. Cars do.
yes, there’s very fine people on both sides
“I lived in New York, so I know about trains that go underground. And nobody rides those trains, let me tell you, because nobody goes down there and gets on those trains. Maybe the housekeeper does, I don’t know. Is her name Harriet? I think it is. And Harriet’s the only one that goes down there and gets on the train.… Read more
How many properties do you have? Because at some point you have a business that turns into a property management corporation... and at that point it stops being about what is good for the property and what is the most profitable for the business. The most profitable thing in NYC is A) reducing the number of available… Read more
When you go into business selling something NECESSARY to human survival, expect extra regulations to prevent your own greed from killing people. It’s a fair trade-off; people will never NOT need a place to live, so your customer base is guaranteed. Read more
Laura Ingraham, shitting in a diaper to own the libs. What is it with horrible conservatives and a fixation on toilet issues?