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Only 32 percent of rape cases are closed by the cops. That’s down from 62 percent in 1964.

Laura McGann wrote a story alleging reporter Glenn Thrush had a history of harassment. Here’s what happened next. And plenty of other men accused of harassment promptly bounce back after a little time off. Though it looks like Kevin Spacey may not be one of them.

Producers didn’t think the RBG biopic On the Basis of Sex would sell unless it made her supportive husband look like a jerk.

Pushing back against #MeToo isn’t a sign the movement’s gone too far, it’s a sign “some men crave the poisonous high of feeling wrongfully endangered.”

The concept of the Democrats as the mommy party explains why Dems getting angry upsets Washington more than Republicans freaking out does: “No matter how much male privilege you have and regularly wield, going up against cardinal masculine virtues like violence, wealth, and the unchecked use of power taints you with a feminine stain, and in our society, femininity is disdained.” No More Mr. Nice Blog suggests Republicans are still seen as they were in the late 1960s, the law-and-order party. I think the two interpretations dovetail, actually.

If critics don’t like a movie targeted at women (or blacks, or Hispanics), the problem may not be lack of diversity among critics.

The challenges of analyzing gender differences.

Foz Meadows on the sexism of the Scream franchise.

In Ireland, a defense attorney brings up a 17-year-old’s thong panties to prove an alleged rape was consensual.

The Daily Stormer neo-nazi site suggests we revive the burning of witches.

A ‘smart dress’ shows just how often the wearer was groped while clubbing.


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The 2020 election begins now! God help us all.

As far as Politico is concerned, Elizabeth Warren is already tanking her chances. No, the secret to winning is trust to old, center-right white candidates! Or wildly popular politicians like … Paul Ryan? But women, it’s essential they be likable!

Mitt Romney, meanwhile, would like you to know that he’s very anti-Trump except where he supports him. One LGM blogger suggests, however, this is a clear sign Romney thinks the tide is turning against President Shit-Gibbon. But NMMNG says if Romney thinks that could land him the 2020 nomination he’s dreaming. But just in case, Trump’s allies are pushing harder to declare Trump the party’s pre-emptive nominee.

And Jerry Falwell Jr. assures everyone evangelicals will stick with Trump regardless of what sins he may have committed. Falwell’s excuse is that Jesus shouldn’t be setting public policy, which quite simply I think is a lie; the religious right (which was founded by his father as a political force) is all about letting their view of Jesus’ wishes define the law.

And of course there are the constant arguments that Dems won’t really be any different from Republicans if they had more power or don’t really care about stopping them. After all they could totally have stopped Kavanaugh making it to the Supreme Court if they tried. Plus arguments that if Democrats trash-talk Trump, it’s all over for them.

In other news:

Trump’s tax cut benefits rich foreign investors more than Americans who don’t own stock.

65 percent of jail inmates haven’t been convicted of anything. The majority are there because they can’t afford bail.

Deplatforming hatemongering websites or starving them of cash has been an effective tactic. Then you get someone like tech CEO Rob Monster, who made it his mission to save the hate-site Gab.

The founder and former leader of Identity Evropa has filed for bankruptcy. Not much detail at the link.

Customers without plastic keep running into problems at businesses that don’t take cash. For one thing, a number of stores don’t say this up front.

More white, right-wing terrorism: Antigovernment radical James Stachowiak calls for people to commit lone wolf terrorist acts.

Chipotle requires employees to sign arbitration agreements giving up their right to sue. Now employees are requesting arbitration and Chipotle is stalling.

Idris Elba says the only reason to worry about Me Too is if you’re guilty of harassing someone. Likewise, while many Wall Streeters now avoid meeting with women and even worry about hiring them, attorney Stephen Zweig says the solution is “try not to be an asshole.”

“Why do we think “innocent until proven guilty” is an appropriate basis for deciding who we invite into our personal, professional, or public spaces?”

“A video clip of two black people showcasing visible anger toward the president would have been played over and over again on cable news.” Hilary Clinton got crap for not playing nice with Trump at Bush the elder’s funeral.


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Let’s hang out with some unpleasant people!

I honestly don’t care that Trump dodged the draft with made-up bone spurs. That he continues to position himself as a tough guy while mocking veterans with PTSD as weaklings who couldn’t cut it is pretty disgusting (to say nothing of the people who pretended Clinton’s draft-dodging was a dealbreaker but voted happily for W and Trump).

Cream rises to the top. But so does scum. And, of course, grift. And, alas, Shit-Gibbons who blame a child’s death in government custody on everyone but himself.

A special judicial board found Justice Bret “Gang Rape” Kavanaugh‘s conduct includes serious alleged ethics violations. Too bad that there’s nothing the board can do now that Kavanaugh’s on the Supreme Court. Oh, and some of the misogynist rape apologists who supported Kavanaugh have a new way to attack his accuser, Dr. Ford: she doesn’t sound the same when she’s not testifying about the rape so she must be faking.

Republicans have realized that just because they’re outnumbered and unpopular, they can still rig the game to win. Case in point.

False prophets of the right wing.

“Trump is every villain in every Christmas movie rolled into one.” Which doesn’t stop him whining about how hard he has it. And the Republican Party is all in on Trump.

Tucker Carlson, white supremacist dog-whistler.

Pundit Erick Erickson once blamed mass shootings on Americans not being meaner to trans people. He is, however, baffled why Trump supporters behave so poorly.

Speaking of Trump supporters, Michelle Goldberg says we often focus too much on politics and ignore that some of his lackeys just want to be close to power.

Alice Walker gushes about an anti-semitic author (it seems she’s a known anti-Semite herself) in an interview and the New York Times doesn’t catch it. Though in fairness, my thought when an interviewee recommends a book is not to rush and check out whether it’s any good. Bari Weiss thinks this is beyond the pale even though she postures about how we shouldn’t repress discussion of edgy topics.

As NYC mayor Rudy Giulani claimed that by repressing trivial acts such as littering and graffiti, cops could keep serious crime down. As Trump’s lawyer, he wants us to ignore supposedly trivial crimes. As the Times points out, the “broken windows” theory of policing was also wrong.

Awww. The white nationalist League of the South just lost its convention site.

A former Trump speechwriter’s theory: if you support tolerance, gay rights or trans rights, it just shows you’re full of hate.

Some conservatives are obsessed with the importance of being an alpha male.

Lame-duck Republicans in Michigan have pushed through a bunch of bad bills. Including one that bans local governments from passing ordinances that prevent pet stores buying from puppy mills.

Rep. Louis Gohmert pushes conspiracy theories about George Soros. Even Fox Business was embarrassed.

Roy Edroso gives us two people for the price of one post: long-established second-tier pundit Rod Dreher arguing that the fascists in the Spanish Civil War were the better side, and Kat Timpf, a new National Review hire who claimed a male student was labeled as a sexual harasser because he asked her out and he was bigger than her so presto, power imbalance! In reality the dude was a stalker, and the magazine has retracted the article but not taken it down, so Timpf’s babble about how this is terrible for men (he was accused of a perfectly harmless everyday activity!) and for women (if men can be charged just for asking a woman out, how will women ever get dates?) remains online, at least at time of writing. But as there’s always a market for right-wing women who oppose feminism, I’m sure it won’t hurt Timpf’s career any.

How about an unpleasant bank?

Roy Edroso brings a whole bunch more right-wing unpleasantness to light with his look back on 2018 (and part two)

To end on an upnote, accused sexual harasser Matt Lauer of the Today Show has given up on plans for a comeback.

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Sexism plus a few other hate-related links

One study found women on Tinder are slightly pickier than men. The neo-Nazi Daily Stormer says the best way to fix that would be rape.

Another whining conservative women complains feminism is about destroying men.

Amish rape culture.

The ever wacky Federalist defends Donald Trump’s adultery by arguing men who watch porn are also adulterers. There are also men’s rights activists who think feminists want men masturbating to porn so they can drain men’s strength away.

The American-based World Congress of Families does its best to promote anti-gay activists overseas.

A right-wing website says Michelle Obama dresses like a hooker. But it’s Melania Trump who’s being unfairly attacked! And speaking of attacks, no, Hilary Clinton did not decorate the White House Christmas tree with crack pipes and cock rings.

Another day, another wave of harassment scandals ignored by the employer — in this case Dartmouth (confirming my previous post about the logic of cover-ups). Johnny Depp’s ex Amber Heard (who went public with her own account of abuse), compares cover-ups to the Titanic: if an actor, academic, CEO is important to keeping your job afloat, the priority becomes patching up the holes and saving the ship.

Echidne points out that while the far right movements rising around the globe may be different in many ways, they all hate women.

Theocrat Bryan Fischer has said we need a new underground railroad to get kids away from same-sex parents. When he got flak for the idea, he lied about ever saying it.

A look at macho bullying culture in Bret Kavanaugh’s alma mater.

Slacktivist looks at sex scandals among Independent Baptist Churches.

Abuse lawsuits against the Boy Scouts are breaking the BSA financially. So men’s rights activists blame feminism.

Perhaps the best recommendation for the Muslim women newly elected to Congress is that Saudi Arabia despises them.

Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez is already criticizing corporate lobbyists for trying to influence the incoming Congress.

Eliza Dushku was poised to become a recurring character on the TV show Bull. Then she reported on-set harassment and things blew up. Variety has more. And before that there was Dushku’s experiences as an underage teen on the movie True Lives.

“The woman does not have any agency in this model of male sexuality. What she wants or doesn’t want is either erased or subordinated to what he wants or can’t have.” A recovered Quiverful woman on modesty culture.

“The Old Boy’s defining characteristic may just be that he wants. It’s not clear what he wants, and in the end, it doesn’t much matter. His drive lacks focus and can’t be satisfied, but it can’t be stopped by things like ethics or law or introspection. And he’s terribly scared of losing.”

Ross Douthat’s post about how wonderful WASPs are is just a gussied-up call for white supremacy.

The Betsy DeVos Department of Education is pushing rules that allow college professors and administrators to ignore sexual harassment and rape.


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Those who prey (and those who enable)

As I’ve written before, sexual predators are able to keep at it because of rape culture. The cumulative effects of a thousand different strains of thought (we can’t let people think this happens in our church! We can’t let a good man be ruined just for one little mistake! It was his first rape, we’ll hit him with serious penalties on #2). It gets even worse when the predators are in a position of authority or standing, giving other people in authority a reason to side with the predator, instead of defending the prey.

When Larry Nassar’s long history of abusing his gymnast patients became public, it was described as victims breaking the silence. But they hadn’t been silent: they’d been reporting Nassar’s actions for years. At the link, a look at how Nassar managed to fool his patients and their parents. Institutional instincts worked to his advantage: USA Gymnastics reported him to the FBI but still kept him as a health provider a year later. And Nassar’s not the only doctor whose career continued despite years of abuse allegations.

For one horrifying case, consider Jeffrey Epstein, Florida multimillionaire. Florida law enforcement put together a case he routinely raped underage girls and had done so for years. The prosecution, headed by Trump cabinet member Alexander Acosta, settled, violating a law that they had to notify the victims first. Epstein got a few years minimum security for having sex with child prostitutes (which as noted at the link implies the victims were all hookers), and was allowed to leave the jail and go his office during the day. And while Acosta deserves flak, the systemic failure is much more widespread. In New York, where Epstein spent part of his time, prosecutors tried to convince a judge that Epstein shouldn’t have to register as a sexual predator (the judge, I’m happy to say, said he did).

Abuse is widespread among Independent Baptist churches and once again, some pastors cover up for other pastors or shift them from church to church (while they don’t have the formal hierarchy Catholics do, a lot of pastors know each other and are willing to lend a helping hand). Slacktivist adds some perspective.

Or consider the Boy Scouts of America, which has been sued for ignoring abuse allegations leveled at Scoutmasters.

Or the possibility that harassment is widespread in academia but covered up to protect powerhouse professors.

Or consider Clint Eastwood’s ex, Sondra Locke, who died last week. She was an actor and a director, but the obits defined her as Eastwood’s ’embittered’ ex. And she had reason to be embittered, as Eastwood abused her and treated her like shit. Jezebel adds more, such as articles mentioning Locke’s abortion but not her claim Eastwood pressured her into getting them. To make it clear, he isn’t as horrifying as Nassar or Epstein, but that’s a low bar to clear.

And then there’s Woody Allen; Hollywood Reporter just published an interview with the sixteen-year-old he was sleeping with (when he was 41) in a real-life analog to Manhattan. Though Englehardt, the young model in question, is very definite she was making her own choices, not being coerced.

As I’ve said before, we’re still a long way from making it unsafe to be a predator. Particularly a predator at the top of the food chain.

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After the election: some links

Of course the election battle is ongoing in Florida and Georgia. And sure enough, some of my Republican friends are parroting the claims that not having it settled on election day represents some kind of fraud. Sen. Marco Rubio is doing his best to play the refs on that one, as is former governor, possible future senator Rick Scott. And because Democrats who thought Jeff Sessions was too racist for attorney general (his last act as AG is both racist and authoritarian), also think firing him to put in a devoted Trump acolyte as acting AG is bad, Democrats are therefore full of shit.

While I think the Democrats did well, as I noted last week, no question Trump’s party having a lock on the Senate is a win for them: little chance of stopping whatever shit judges they push through now. And it’s unlikely, despite Bernie Sanders’ optimism, that Trump will swing left. How it will all play out, only the next two years will show. Now, links:

Republicans are losing suburban white women. Given they’re not going to change course, do they have any way to counteract that?

Bret Stephens at the NYT thinks Democrats blew it completely, and got very pissy being told he was wrong.

Despite the Democratic gains, some pundits still say the election was a case of messaging fail.

Did Democrats win because they didn’t go after Trump full-throttle?

A militant right-wing group in Georgia is threatening violence if Stacey Abrams wins.

A white nationalist still hopes to take over the Republican Party. Like most people who long for a white homeland, he’s full of shit, believing everyone should live in an ethnic homeland: whites in the US and Western Europe, Hispanics in Latin America, for instance. Only Hispanics were in the Southwest US and Florida long before whites, so why doesn’t that figure in (and, obviously, Native Americans were here before everyone)? The “white homeland” is just a pretense at sounding like there’s some historical logic to what white supremacists want.

We just elected several scientists to Congress.

New acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker has a history as a scam artist. He also thinks judges should make decisions based on New Testament morality. I have a feeling he doesn’t mean opposition to usury, sympathy for the poor and judging not lest ye be judged.

Prior to the election, a CNN columnist called for an end to service sex, where women give their partners sex even when the women aren’t in the mood. Unsurprisingly, the sexists at the Federalist say service sex is good and women should put out whether they want to or not.


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He dyed her vagina purple and other gender-war news

Yes, it actually happened: an ob/gyndoctor thought it would be hysterically funny to dye a patient’s vagina purple.

Baylor University student Jacob Walter Anderson was indicted on four counts of sexual assault. He’ll cop to unlawful restraint, which carries up to a ten year penalty, but his sentence is $400 fine and three years suspended probation. The victim’s family says the DA just doesn’t believe he can convict a first-time rapist.

“This is a depressing reality for all of us who are — or who ever were — a part of American white evangelicalism. We can all play Six Degrees of Separation From A Rapist. But we never need to use all six degrees.” I suspect that’s true of many institutions.

“Cohen alleges that Moates once told her that she “couldn’t possibly be telling the truth that I was a proud virgin, that I had indeed never kissed a boy, because I was too gorgeous for that.” She was 16 years old at the time.” Another day, another predator.

An anti-abortion group in Texas promised to provide family planning service to 70,000 women. It’s still getting state funding, even though the number’s a mere 3,300.

Even Republicans are concerned about women’s access to tampons and similar products. There are several more sexism-related links in this slacktivist linkpost.

CERN suspended a scientist who claims women’s brains aren’t as good at science as men’s.

Conservative, sexist comics activist Richard Meyer is suing writer Mark Waid on the grounds Waid destroyed his career.

No, no, believing men must dominate women totally does not make us male supremacists!

A neo-Nazi website has some suggestions for how to enforce monogamy.

Someone’s trying to frame Robert Mueller for sexual assault. Not very competently, but I’m sure we’ll see more of this. It’s a two-fer, clobbering Democrats and Me Too at the same time. The frame fell apart, which has some conservatives seething. At Democrats, not the fakers.

Dr. Michael Holick has been an expert defendant’s witness in hundreds of child abuse cases, thanks to his theory that lots of alleged abuse is explained by super-fragile bones.

In better child-abuse news, the Justice Department is investigating the Catholic Church’s decade’s long history of covering-up for abusers.

Paul Feig scoffs at the idea Hollywood can’t find more female directors.

The creepy world of fundamentalist Bill Gothard and his sexual harassment (“IBLP is a case study in how a religious culture can implode when an authoritarian theology allows the most vulnerable to be targeted by predators.”).

The DARVO strategy for rapists and sexual harassers: Deny, Attack the Victim, Reverse Victim and Offender roles to claim you’re the suffering one.

A look at the difference between black and white Southern women’s political involvement. In a discussion of privilege and voting, NMMNB highlights one particular section, an account of white couples going into the polling booth together so the husband can tell his wife how to vote.

Did your wife sleep with other men before your marriage? Some incels think that makes you a cuckold.

Yet another shooter turns out to be a misogynist and abuser.

The Google protests, sexual-equality efforts in Ethiopia and other news from Echidne.

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Talent is not always rewarded

Lance Mannion writes a great post about men who support Trump: “They believe in their hearts they should have been rich. They should have been physical heroes. They should have been football and baseball and basketball stars. They should have been irresistible to beautiful women—still should be! They should have had the power and courage to tell anyone who got in their way to fuck off. They should have had the power and courage to make them if they didn’t.” So they look to Trump and relieve their frustration by living through him.

Mannion wrote that for free, on his blog. Right-winger David Gelertner got to write a piece about how liberals hate Trump because they hate America for pay (I presume) in the editorial page of the Wall-Street Journal. Even given it’s run by rape-apologist James Tarantino, it’s still some primo op-ed space. In a Slate interview with Gelertner, the dude comes off like an idiot whose response to everything (Trump objects to a Mexican judge, Trump says Mexicans are coming here bearing disease) is to declare it’s totally not racist! Saying he’s racist and sexist is slanderous! Repeat, rinse, repeat. As NMMNB puts it, Trump’s just an excuse for Gelertner to whine about how he hates liberals. It’s still lousy writing. Mannion’s better, but he’s writing for free.

And then we get Bret Stephens, who writes a regular column for the New York Times. In addition to being a climate-change denier, he’s a rape apologist who explains Harvey Weinstein is the fault of liberals and their support of sexual freedom. Now he’s shared his deep thoughts on false rape accusations: They’re worse than being accused of murder because “one can think of excuses for killing a man; none for assaulting a woman. But if that’s true, so is this: Falsely accusing a person of sexual assault is nearly as despicable as sexual assault itself. It inflicts psychic, familial, reputational and professional harms that can last a lifetime.”

If he couldn’t think of any excuses, he must have been half-asleep when he wrote that column. Or maybe he didn’t want to try. Because the truth is, there’s no end of rape excuses that get men off.

She’d had sex with him before. She’d had sex with someone before. She was unconscious so she didn’t say no. He’s a really good guy and he shouldn’t be punished. She was out alone at night. She looked sexy. She dressed sexy. She wasn’t a virgin. She didn’t fight hard enough. He was her husband. It’s men’s nature to rape. Not to mention the excuses offered by Stephens and other apologists, which usually come down to liberals! Sex! Promiscuity!  All Stephens is doing is promoting the idea we can’t trust accusers which is bullshit.

Mannion could do a better job than either of them, but like me, he lingers in relative obscurity. Which I wouldn’t really mind — there’s no shortage of crappy novelists with way better careers than me — if Stephens and Gelertner weren’t pumping so much bullshit into society.

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Real men rape, professor says

“If someone did not commit sexual assault in high school, then he is not a member of the male sex,” according to business professor Mitchell Langbert, dismissing the allegations against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, AKA Justice Gang Rape.

This is not a startling claim from a right-winger. Scott Adams has expressed similar views and economics professor Steven Landsburg once said he’s not sure why raping an unconscious woman is wrong. They don’t always grab attention outside the blogosphere, but coming during the Kavanaugh hearings, this post did. And the implication Langbert has done something in this line himself resulted in a wave of outrage, online criticism and calls for firing. Like most people who say they want to be provocative, Langbert immediately cringed and blustered when it turned out he’d actually provoked people.

Defense #1: there’s nothing wrong with exploring sexuality as a teen: “As long as there is no coercion or violence, it’s not a crime.” Which is true, but as Ford’s account involves coercion and violence, how is that relevant? The post claims Dems and feminists are exaggerating harmless incidents and turning them into “assault” but Langbert doesn’t provide any examples (if he thinks Kavanaugh is example #1, he’s really off-base).

Defense #2: Langbert was writing satire — “It is intended to be taken in the same light as Swift’s claim that Irish children should be eaten” — but dumb liberals took him seriously! If that’s the case, then Professor Langbert shouldn’t quit his day job because satire isn’t his strong suite. It’s true the ending sentiment (“In the future, having committed sexual assault in high school ought to be a prerequisite for all appointments, judicial and political.”) is way over the top, but otherwise there’s nothing outrageous enough to be satire. Multiple republicans have asserted that what Kavanaugh is charged with is just teenage horseplay, or compared him to lynching victim Emmett Till. Langbert’s accusation the Dems are “the sissy party” isn’t out of line with mainstream Republican sentiment either.

More to the point, what is he satirizing? Saying that rape and assault should be required for government positions sounds like a satire on Kavanaugh’s defenders, but Langbert’s on the same side as them. If he’s trying to satirize the accusers, he blew it — he’s making the same arguments about how overblown the attacks are as every other Republican. If he’s satirizing the Democratic view of Republicans, well it didn’t come across that way. And if it takes this much work to tease out, well, the joke’s not funny.

Defense #3: Liberals are mean! Liberals shut down opposing viewpoints! Groupthink! Feminists! Socialism on campus! Pretty much the standard cliches of the right winger under fire.

Perhaps Langbert really thought he was being satirical. However, I’ve seen “I was just being funny!” used too often by jerks who clearly weren’t being humorous to buy this entirely. My guess (and it is only a guess) is that he hoped to antagonize people just enough that he’d get tagged as “controversial” or “provocative” and thereby get some intellectual dark web cred.

If so, he miscalculated. If he thought he was writing biting satire, he miscalculated. If he thought there’d be no blowback, he miscalculated.

I shall now play the world’s smallest violin on his behalf.

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Lets look in that wretched hive again

A random roundup of nuttiness, vileness and bigotry.

If Trump is going senile or insane, that’s a good reason to vote Republican.

John McCain was executed by a military tribunal! Clinton and Obama are next!

Who’s scheming against Trump? An international Jewish banker! Also people actually told legislators not to support Kavanaugh!

The Trump administration is still treating migrant children like shit.

Sandy Rios thinks being gay is so much worse than anything Bret Kavanaugh did.

The NRA thinks the problem of America is that men are being turned into second-rate women.

“Russia wants to upend Western democracy, which happens to be exactly what Republicans also want.”]

“Civility is not an end on its own if the practices and beliefs it upholds are unjust.”

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, whose great achievement is a tax cut bill that lines his own pocket, shows the usual Republican contempt for rape victims.

Tennesseean Taylor Swift has endorsed two Democratic candidates in her state. The alt.right has a meltdown. Showing again how much projection hides in their fantasies of easily triggered liberal snowflakes.

When the Democrats considered a primary challenge to a conservative Dem senator, that was totalitarian tyranny. When Republicans do it, it’s cool.

American Nazi Chris Cantwell broke down in tears when faced with the cops, but he’s damn tough talking online about the fun of rape.

One Bible thinks Christians focusing on social justice is heresy! Unsurprisingly the minister profiled in the article, John McArthur, thinks focusing on the evil of gayness is just fine.

Right wingers have implied for years that Democrats aren’t really legitimate (“Bill Clinton was never elected by a majority of the American people!”) but Trump is saying the quiet parts out loud. David Niewert looks at the history “we need a new Civil War to kill the liberals” talk.

Okay, topic shift because this crap is depressing. First, here’s a shot of an Aussie wine celebrating the 19 crimes for which Britain transported convicts to Australia. All rights to label remain with current holder.

Next, LGM looks at douchebro culture as expressed in 1980s films. My Atomic Junkshop colleague Greg Hatcher looks at the same issue via personal experience of binge drinking (“No one ever has a good blackout. “Oh yeah, you were a wild man, volunteering at the soup kitchen, collecting for UNICEF, you were OFF THE HOOK, dude!” is not a thing anyone said ever.”) and how it justifies male jerkiness.

Anti-feminist Jordan Peterson likes to pos as a champion of unorthodox thought. Unless it’s thinking the wrong thing about Jordan Peterson. He is also clueless about white privilege.

“Resistance isn’t the same thing as winning,” but it’s still a good thing. And no, Republicans didn’t win because Mitch McConnell is a tactical genius or because ruthlessness wins, it’s because they had more votes.

A stranger stands up for two women who were hassled for speaking Spanish.

A former incel describes breaking away from his old mindset.

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