Culture

It’s The End of Complaining As We Knew It

Jessie Rosen - February 28, 2017

In light of the fact that American Democracy is crumbling before our very eyes at the hands of an unqualified megalomaniac who has, in a mere refuse-to-count-them weeks in office, made life more miserable for trans people, immigrants, refugees, and journalists (to name the mere obvious) – pretty stable, probably white Americans can no longer complain, about anything. To be clear, I’m not complaining about …

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Republicans Reveal All: It’s A Scam, America

Jessie Rosen - February 1, 2017

I can’t stop thinking about this article that I read in The New York Times back in 2015. Click the picture to read it.     Short story short: a bunch of psychics convicted of various fraud crimes in the New York courts finally started coming clean to parole boards. One – Celia Mitchell, 38, was asked about her business very directly. (Quoting from the article): “What …

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RuPaul Was Right: Why We Can Always Go Backwards

Jessie Rosen - January 27, 2017
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I’ve been really haunted by something that I heard RuPaul say during an NPR news interview a little over a year ago. It was right after Ru’s Emmy win for best host of RuPaul’s Drag Race – so that’s September of 2016. It was a historic moment and long-time coming for the drag icon. He has hosted the epic Drag Race on Logo for eight seasons but has been …

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Can You Be Pro-Life and Pro Woman?

Jessie Rosen - January 24, 2017

An interesting controversy arose out of the Women’s March activities this past weekend. Maybe you heard? At least one pro-life women’s groups was ousted from being an official partner because Women’s March leadership felt their position on reproductive rights wasn’t in line with the march mission. Here’s an article from The Atlantic about pro-lifers marching.  It was written prior to the group (from what I’ve read it was …

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The One Girl That Was The Whole Women’s March To Me

Jessie Rosen - January 23, 2017
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I think it’s rare to be able to say I’ve never experienced anything like that in my entire life. Most things are like something I’ve seen or felt or “been through” in some way. Not the Women’s March this past Saturday in Downtown Los Angeles. I’m prone to hyperbole, but it’s not an alternative fact (aka LIE) to say that I have never been a part …

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The Cruz v. Kanye Question that Finally Calmed My Hate

Jessie Rosen - January 20, 2017
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I wasn’t sure what to write this morning because I’m so sad and disappointed about America. Donald Trump is being sworn in as President of the United States, today. This is the wrong decision and direction for our country. History will prove that, and I believe quickly. In the days after Hillary lost I was incensed. I know I wrote this nice, hopeful post about how …

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I’m Marching Because Of Men In Elevators

Jessie Rosen - January 19, 2017
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The other day I worked out at a studio that has an underground parking garage. I finished my class around 6:30pm and headed to the elevator to get my car. The elevator doors opened where I was waiting and I saw a man. He was young (27?), handsome (in a posh East Coast college way) and carrying a laundry basket full of towels (no idea …

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You’re In Congress. Do You Go To The Inauguration?

Jessie Rosen - January 18, 2017
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Last night we went around the dinner table and tried to honestly answer this question (just for some light Tuesday talk): if you were in congress, would you be attending the inauguration? I should be clear (even though I probably don’t have to be) – the six people at the table were all Democrats, therefore fictional Democratic congress members. So dozens of their fictional colleagues …

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The Day John Lewis Made Me Cry

Jessie Rosen - January 17, 2017
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When news hit that Congressman John Lewis was the latest to get the Trump treatment, I was furious. I’ve been pretty furious at a pretty consistent level for somewhere around a year, politically speaking, but this latest bully move on the part of the man people elected to lead our nation hit me harder than most. See, I am obsessed with John Lewis. I have been …

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