Editor's Note: This article was originally published February 17, 2017 on EverydayFeminism under the title "5 Gaslighting Phrases Donald Trump Used That Remind Me a Lot of My Abusive Ex." It is republished here with permission. In light of the current impeachment proceedings, we found the piece important to repost as a helpful set of tools for understanding how gaslighting … [Read more...]
I’m walking my daughter home from the bus stop and she’s chattering about the elections. I’m glad she’s learning about it at school but I listen closely, ready to pounce on any propaganda. While our town is pretty liberal, I’m not so sure about my children’s teachers. Suddenly my child asks, “Do you think my teacher is voting for Trump?” I wish I could say no but I honestly … [Read more...]
I think a moderately universal experience for anyone who consumes popular entertainment is the inevitable experience of bonding with another human being over fandom, but having it be for offensively different reasons. In some subcultures, this is almost a cliché: those of us who fell in love with the complicated story of redemption and addiction at the heart of Iron Man’s story … [Read more...]
The stakes are high in this election. We all know it, and the tension just keeps mounting. In my mind, politically charged violence is at a fever pitch, and the people with the most at stake are those whose bodies are on the margins. At the same time, theories of social justice and intersectionality have advanced into the everyday realms of social media and public … [Read more...]
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