It’s not poverty, stupid.

Poverty is not the cause of crime. Because even when men have enough, they steal more, kill for more. (Think of all those rich white CEOs running our planet, managing the banks, the oil companies, the logging companies …) (And given that well over 90% of crime is committed by men, well, the cause should be obvious: maleness and/or masculinity.) Share

Brilliant Sarkeesian

“In the game of patriarchy, women are not the opposing team. They’re the ball.” Anita Sarkeesian


The Pro-Life Position You Don’t Hear


Tim Dorsey, The Pope of Palm Beach

“The sun was going down behind the Big Burger when the alligator came flying in the drive-in window.”

How’s that for an opening line?

And it gets better.  (A feat worthy of great admiration, given that it’s his 22nd novel.)

“Do you have any idea who I am?”
“Yes, why?” Said Serge.  “Forgot your own name?” p36

“Several years ago the young man had been a wrestler in high school, and now he was the guy who talked about having wrestled in high school.”  p120

Oh, and the bit about ‘God helps those who help themselves’ on p294…



Says it all.


Davina Squirrel on needing male allies

“‘But we need male allies’ you cry in defence. Nope! We don’t. … ‘Male allies’ have had six thousand years or longer to get their shit together. They are from the ruling class after all, so have more impact than females. …” from Share

Great bit from The Onion



another good bit from Tim Dorsey

“I can buy a shotgun any time of day without a serious background check, but if I need something for my sniffles, it’s six forms of ID and complete school transcripts.”  Shark Skin Suite, p160


from Tim Dorsey’s Shark Skin Suite

on the demise of journalism, news reporting…

“Newspapers, TV, radio, and websites everywhere were furiously consolidating into mega-media conglomerates.  News was heading in a fresh direction … The owners and top execs saw their compensation rocket, and top television anchors in each market signed guaranteed contracts in the upper six figures.  Everyone else was told these were rough times.  To save the companies from bankruptcy, they would have to absorb salary cuts, take unpaid furloughs, and work harder.”  p124

“Oh, but it gets better … News outlets used to be acquired by other media companies, or someone with at least a whiff of journalism background.  Now the buying was done by venture capitalists, land consortiums, commodity traders, and petrochemical distributors. ”  p125

“… the company’s new mission statement hung proudly atop the front wall:

‘To enhance our community’s aggregate through multi-platform metrics of media synergy catalyzing integrated outcomes of macro-disciplines toward inclusive methodology paradigms generating positive algorithms of unwavering commitment to our children, the flag, and God.’



Date Preparation in a Male Supremacy

“Men worry that their date won’t measure up to their aesthetic preferences.  Women worry that they’re going to wind up dead.” Read the rest here: Share