Liberty, justice, and toilet freedom for all

While I was studying for my Masters degree, I worked part time as a janitor. It was extremely glamorous. The last school where I worked, Tong High School in Bradford, England, had unisex toilets. I don’t know how common this is, but I’d never seen it in any of the schools I’d been in before … Continue reading Liberty, justice, and toilet freedom for all

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Shake it Off is not appropriation

Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off caused a lot of controversy when it came out a few weeks ago. Admittedly, I know almost nothing about Swift. I know that despite her job title, she’s not a great singer (and is basically just a less nasal Rihanna), and that Kanye West ruined her acceptance speech at the … Continue reading Shake it Off is not appropriation

Waiting on my emperor

If a man has managed to make it to the age of 25 or 30 or 35 without me cooking for him, why on earth would I suddenly be responsible for his nourishment? I have a Masters degree, and I work- and I... don't pay bills? Is my money not good enough for bill paying because I’m a woman?

Detroit citizens transported back to Stone Age

The United States of America. The self-professed “greatest country in the world”; the “land of the free.”Anyone who knows me knows that I would beg to differ. And perhaps, so would the people of Detroit, Michigan.Detroit used to be a bustling metropolis. In the early 20th century, it established itself as the world’s automotive capital, … Continue reading Detroit citizens transported back to Stone Age