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COMMENTARY: Too many Twinkies and other befucklement

Catching up with the news: demise of Hostess Brands, sour grapes of Mitt Romney, restless lower regions of David Petraeus and the delusional mind of Brian Brown.

COMMENTARY: Translating Mitt Romney

Kit-Bacon Gressitt takes a stab at translating Mitt Romney, who doesn't say what he means.

COMMENTARY: Living on the dark side of the rainbow

What the hell do I know from prejudice, right? There’s racism, homophobia, misogyny, classism, ageism, a vast spectrum of “otherisms”— the dark side of the rainbow — all of them designating certain groups of people as “other.”

COMMENTARY: "What is wrong with people?"

“You know, this conversation would make a terrible short story. There’s no arc. No beginning, no middle, no end. No one changes! It’s the same old crappola. Can’t we fix anything?”

COMMENTARY: Bitch session

Yes, overt attacks against women demand attention and correction, but words also do damage, and the sexist words we use warrant correcting, even words like “bitch session.”

COMMENTARY: CSUSM president responds to hate with platitudes

But apparently she does believe that platitudes and impotent resources restricted by tushy-covering legal counsel are an adequate response to the bigotry, homophobia, misogyny, obscenity and glorification of violence spread across the CSUSM campus via The Koala.

COMMENTARY: What does it mean to be a feminist these days?

Equality, equality is a toughy. Which brings me back to the question of what it means to be a feminist today, and I am certain that the first part of the complex answer is to be mad. I’ll let you know when I figure out the rest.