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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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Why I Didn’t Watch The Final Obama Speech

Jessie Rosen - January 12, 2017

I wrote this yesterday AM but then my WordPress crashed so I figured God was punishing me but then I remembered that Trump is president so if there is a God and he/she is wasting time on my blog right now we’ve got bigger problems.  [Photo source: the beautiful Aurelm.com] — I was at dinner last night when President Barak Obama addressed the nation for …

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Why Do Old People Hate LA LA LAND?

Jessie Rosen - January 9, 2017
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Two things first: That title isn’t fair but thoughts on why some people of my parents’ generation aren’t particularly in love with LA LA LAND doesn’t roll off the tongue.  This post is filled with LA LA LAND spoilers. Last week and I had a debate with my mom about whether LA LA LAND had a sad or happy ending. She said sad. I said happy. Then we did a few rounds …

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Pray The Devil Back To Trump Tower

Jessie Rosen - January 5, 2017

I can’t stop thinking about this documentary Pray The Devil Back To Hell.  I saw it in the Spring of 2008 when it premiered during the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. I was working there at the time – in the sponsorship department – so I snuck in to see a 10am screening at one of our theaters in the East Village. Word on the street was that …

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