Category Archive: Politics

A Recap Of Tonight’s Presidential Debate

Hopefully, this will be the only analysis of tonight’s debate that you’ll absolutely need. Hillary prepared for the debate. She seemed delighted by the opportunity to attack Trump, and unperturbed by his lies and… Continue reading

“This Old, Uneducated Peasant”: Are Lower-Skilled Workers With Less Education Parasites?

While there are many illegal immigrants in our country who are good people, this doesn’t change the fact that most illegal immigrants are lower-skilled workers with less education who compete directly against vulnerable… Continue reading

Amexicanada NO MORE!

(I am deeply indebted to this article for everything that follows below.) Dear readers, As you know, this is usually not a political blog. But today I want to raise an issue with… Continue reading

Contradisciplinary Presents: Spike Jonze’s HER

An hour’s chat with Sherwin Siy about all the complex issues raised by the movie HER. Sorry about the false start — we started streaming mid-conversation about Joaquin’s red shirt — but then we… Continue reading

Sometimes, you just have to write another post about feminism

Dear readers, As you know, it’s Thursday, the day we read your letters. Today I was fortunate enough to receive the following comment on my ancient post “On Feminism and I Blame The… Continue reading

The Best of 2013

Oh yes. It’s that time again, and the gloves are off, and the wisdom teeth are out. First up, some epigraphs. Most people who survive a devastating disaster want the opposite of a… Continue reading

The Codes Are Alright: On “Code-Switching” And Facebook

Let us now turn from the others to the point of view of the individual who presents himself before them…. Regardless of the particular objective which the individual has in mind and of… Continue reading

On writing essays, in college: An open letter to Rebecca Schuman

You say you mean well You don’t know what you mean You fucking oughta stay the hell Away from things you know nothing about -Elliott Smith I had no idea I’d be writing… Continue reading

“You Ought To Be Protected”: On Shaming

Dear readers, I’m back. I’ve gone, and returned, before. But I’m really feeling it this time. To put it simply: I need this blog to live. Intellectually speaking, I need it in order… Continue reading

See, this is why sexuality studies can’t have nice things

One of the most consistently annoying things about being in graduate school was how pervy the conversations were. I don’t mean that the people were pervy; actually, you’d be hard-pressed to find a… Continue reading