Black Children Matter

I basically inhaled Toni Morrison’s new novel God Help the Child because it left me breathless. It’s a short novel, but it  is so rich in everything: Language, narrative perspectives, themes, settings, characters. The prose is poetic, not as in lovely-beautiful but as in dense with emotional and intellectual heft. Characters and themes are true …

Beverly Johnson: Bill Cosby Drugged Me.

Top model Beverly Johnson is among the now countless women Bill Cosby lured in with his charismatic superstar persona and then drugged in order to sexually assault them. Her piece for Vanity Fair is a really important read (if you have the stomach for it: she describes the drugging in detail; discusses sexual assault.) Her …

mlyrstte: inkchalk: aurevoir-mes-amis-deactivated20: Sam Pepper Exposed.  Laci Green and many other young women have placed themselves in an extremely vulnerable position to shed some light on sexual abuse in the Youtube community and some extremely disturbing incidents directly involving Sam Pepper. Please share this video to support Laci and the victims. For fucks sake. This …

The Book Is Always Better Than The Film (Game of Thrones Edition)

(I guess this contains GoT spoilers, but I do not talk about any plot points that haven’t happened in the HBO series yet, and only about a few plot points from the series.) I recently got megaspoiled about the plot development of George R.R. Martin’s books by a good friend. The series is not spoiled …

New White House Sexual Assault PSA

The White House released a pretty good PSA against sexual assault featuring some preyy big names besides the two top men at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.: Daniel Craig, Benicio Del Toro, Dulé Hill, Seth Meyers, and Steve Carell. I like it when famous men, especially men famous for being “macho,” speak out in this way. We …

Brainwashing Woody       

In the great write-up linked above Lili Loofbourow makes a concise, convincing argument: Woody Allen’s own defense narrative is not only inconsistent but shows predatory behavior and the type of manipulation he accuses Mia Farrow of. As a commenter points out, Allen’s actions against Farrow and kids could be called gaslighting.Brainwashing Woody