Category Archives: The “Well, DUH!” Files

The last and best word on sexual assaults in Germany

German women demonstrate against sexism and racism both. They’re getting it right, at least. The media, both there and here? Not so much. For the last two or three days, my newsfeed has been buzzing with stuff about the sexual … Continue reading

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Germany: After New Year’s Eve assaults, the deluge…of stupidity and racism

More raw footage of the New Year’s Eve goings-on in Köln, Germany. A voice off-camera asks the guy recording it if he’s ever seen anything like this before, and he replies that he can’t say; he’s waiting to see what … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve in Germany: No terror attacks, but mass sexual assault in at least three cities

News footage from the cathedral city of Köln on New Year’s Eve. Cellphone video shows unruly crowds shooting off fireworks carelessly. The local officials are worried that the appearance of some of the men in the footage might spark riots … Continue reading

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Let’s all bomb Belgium!

No, seriously. Let’s all bomb Belgium, because that’s where the terrorists who struck Paris got their orders from. François Hollande called the attacks “an act of war”. Therefore, it stands to reason that one must declare war on the source … Continue reading

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Why it’s never “too soon” to talk about gun violence — or racism, or misogyny

Every time there’s a gun massacre somewhere in the United States, every time there’s an occasion for them to finally start addressing the gun-crime connection, this happens: Right on cue, the NRA rolls out its paid-off bottom-feeder of the moment … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast: A “tragedy” vs. a statistic

Note the quotes around “tragedy”; they’re there for a reason. Partly because this mug is a joke. Partly also because a few arrogant dudes’ hurt feelings on the internet don’t add up to nearly as much as 90 million girls’ … Continue reading

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Crappy Women’s Day, ladies. Here, have a carnation.

In lieu of my usual Music for a Sunday feature, I’m just going to leave this here: Aren’t those the best lyrics? And the most badass sax riffs, too? Anyhow. Here’s what women in another part of the world are … Continue reading

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“Fifty Shades of Shit”: A German feminist’s heretical thoughts

“No to the eroticization of sexual violence! Boycott Fifty Shades of Grey.” A sentiment I can heartily get behind. This article from Mira Sigel, of the German radical-anarcho-socialist-feminist blog, Die Störenfriedas, basically says it all for me, too: It’s February … Continue reading

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Never screw with a kangaroo!

Camera drones may be great for amateur aerial wildlife photography…but not if the wildlife is big, mean, renowned for its boxing skills…and in this case, awfully jumpy. Here’s the story to go with the video: Drones are quickly flying to … Continue reading

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The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 48

“Oh son, I’m so proud of your ‘peaceful work’!” (Yes, I realize this is an old image. Unfortunately, WordPress’s latest update is one big nest of bugs, and one is that it doesn’t let me add new image files. Until … Continue reading

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