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A Year Ago, I Confessed Some of the Worst Things I’ve Ever Done to Women: Here’s What Happened

For those men who are taking this opportunity to re-evaluate the water we’ve all been swimming in all this time, I thought it might be useful to recount my experience of writing my confession, and what happened as a result. Continue reading

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Confession

Excuses are bullshit. When I knew what I was doing was wrong, I shouldn’t have done it. When I didn’t know, I should have. Basic human decency isn’t hard to grasp once you admit to yourself that other people are people. Continue reading

Let’s Call Donald Trump What He Really Is: The Candidate – and Literal Embodiment – of Straight White Male Privilege

Trump was born on third and he’s mad because he’s sure he hit a home run. He must have, because everything he does, says, or thinks is awesome, and the only reason he can’t have literally everything he wants whenever he wants it is because the world is conspiring against him. Continue reading

A Strategy of Containment in Oregon

The “patriots” and militiamen in Oregon want a fight. We shouldn’t give it to them. Continue reading

Put an Asterisk Next to His Accomplishments: Why It’s So Difficult to Get a White Man to See, Much Less Admit, His Own Privilege

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his [privilege]┬ádepends on his not understanding it.” -Upton Sinclair, paraphrased Very few people see the world as it truly is. It’s not our fault; that’s just how human┬ábrains work. For the most part, we only see what we’re looking for, what our worldview and … Continue reading

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