Author: cider

Mansplaining Manspreading

Dear men: we, women, are aware that you have balls. We know that you probably like to sit with your legs spread so you don’t smash them. We, however, don’t care, when you are on public transportation, or anyplace else in public where personal space is at a premium. Please look at this real thing that actually just happened. I just point you to screenshots because there’s no need to re-type it all. Manspreading Mansplained on Social Media Dudes of the world – try...

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Dear Non-Poor Folks: Stop Your S****

As a former poor person, and still definitely not rich person, I object strenuously to completely out of touch articles and advice from people who have never struggled a day in their lives to figure out how to make ends meet.

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Waiting for the Train: Episode 56

Listen, we did the podcast without Acadia this week and we have some surprises for him so I’m not really going to tell you anything. But there are some amazing gifs below. This gif is one of the best things ever, and you’ll see why it’s even more relevant than you think after you listen to the podcast. Also, this was mentioned recently and we failed to post it –...

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Brad's Wife and Cracker Barrel

Thanks to a friend on Facebook I just learned of the amazing internet drama surrounding Cracker Barrel firing the wife of a guy named Brad. Apparently Brad decided to ask Cracker Barrel on their Facebook page why they fired his wife. Rather than, I don’t know, asking his wife, or, say, her manager at the actual Cracker Barrel where she worked? Well the internet ran with it, people, and it’s kind of amazing. First of all, if you google “Brad’s wife” this is what you get: Wow. People are trolling the hell out of Cracker Barrel. That’s kind of...

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Waiting for the Train: Episode 55

  We worked extra hard on the episode this week folks, so we hope you enjoy! Topics: healthcare fail, women who aren’t helping, movie excitement from Acadia, what bothers BNev, Good Week/Bad Week and special appearances by CNev and a laundry basket. Please leave us a review on iTunes and tell your friends to subscribe! We need our genius to reach the masses! Music used in podcast: Reach For Success by Scott Holmes is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial License That Mexican Thing by Ari de Niro is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International...

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Here's Why Capitalism is Bad

Surprisingly, I’m not going to start right in on dismantling the fundamentals of capitalism – I’m going to start with a fairy tale: The Red Shoes. Now this is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, which means it’s scary and gory. It’s not Disney-ified. I had a book of Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales as a kid. Actually, if I remember, correctly, a 2-book set. That’s why I know the real Little Mermaid story (it’s not a happy ending) and it probably explains a lot of things about me, actually. Ha. In any case, a quick synopsis of...

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When People Bring Knives to a Gun Fight (on Twitter)

Let me start this post off right: trans women are women. The end. OK, now that we’ve established that, I’m going to explain a few other things you may or may not be familiar with. The first is intersectionality (wikipedia). From a USA Today article, here is a good synopsis: If feminism is advocating for women’s rights and equality between the sexes, intersectional feminism is the understanding of how women’s overlapping identities — including race, class, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation — impact the way they experience oppression and discrimination. So for instance, if you want to be truly inclusive, you should make sure...

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