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If the Kavanaugh hearing was a typical job interview

If the Kavanaugh hearing was a typical job interview

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing recently. This hearing has such profound implications – not only for the future of the American judicial system, but also for for how we treat sexual assault victims – that it’s easy to forget […]

To the congressman who doesn’t think that men should have to pay for prenatal care

To the congressman who doesn’t think that men should have to pay for prenatal care

Hey there, John Shimkus. Nice surname, by the way. It’s fun to say. Shimkus. Shimkus. Shimkus. It just kind of gets all stuck behind your teeth, doesn’t it? Anyway, I hear that you don’t support the Affordable Care Act, primarily because it requires all healthcare […]

Why I took my toddler to a Women’s March

Why I took my toddler to a Women’s March

When Trump was won the US presidential election, it really threw me through a loop. I wrote this post not long after I found out the result, questioning if I would ever want to get my daughter US citizenship given what was happening to my […]

How would I explain Pussygate to my daughter?

How would I explain Pussygate to my daughter?

There are many times when I wish that the Popple was older. When we’re having dinner, for instance, and she spends half the meal angrily pointing at things. “Do you want more soup? Some bread? Your water? A glass?” I ask. She shakes her head vigorously […]

Would Alex Salmond have been first minister if he’d had children?

Would Alex Salmond have been first minister if he’d had children?

Asked no one, ever. And yet this sort of question has been asked about Nicola Sturgeon many times, and she addressed it recently when she spoke about how she had a miscarriage six years ago at the age of 40. She said: “If the miscarriage […]

Donald Trump vs a baby

Donald Trump vs a baby

Well, he’s gone and done it. Donald Trump, a man who is basically word vomit with muppet hair, has out-Trumped himself. He was mean to a baby. At a rally in Virginia on Tuesday, a baby started crying. At first, he pretended not to care. […]