I cannot stop thinking about the same people who mocked women like Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton for being overprepared nerdy Hermione Granger wonks now lauding Amy Coney Barrett for neither bringing nor taking notes. Like damn you really don't like women to know things
really saying the quiet part loud about how what they define as a "brilliant woman" is one who will never threaten male superiority

it's like men who say they like women with a sense of humor but they really just mean "laugh at MY jokes, don't make your own"
p.s. I'm a white Catholic woman who used to be a youth minister, my mom was board chair of Catholic Charities and Mount Angel Abbey, my parents are members of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, and my sister worked for the Archbishop

NO ONE is more qualified to roast this woman
just getting my bona fides on record before some weirdo rolls in to call me anti-Catholic
a man: “actually you, a woman, are talking about women wrong”
imagine that being what you took away from the point I was making
every day I wish men who think they’re helping by being clever could truly see for one minute how exhausted we are

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16 Oct
I have new West Wing AND new Star Trek to watch tonight, and I did not put a single second of Trump into my eye- or earballs, this is a good day
Ainsley Hayes reading stage directions, I’m already crying

also I’m so emotional to see the journalists again????
Sterling K. Brown is perfect for this
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15 Oct
re-enfranchising felons is only controversial because we incarcerate way higher numbers of people of color than white people AND major correctional facilities are often located in deep red districts

there are probably places where you could flip a whole House seat that way
it's also one of the forms of deeply racist voter restrictions that is easiest to sell to Nice White People with very little pushback, because "if you committed a crime then you lose your rights, that's just the deal, you knew that before you sold drugs" plays well in the 'burbs
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13 Oct
I have GBBO on in the background while I work on grant budgets and honestly the only thing more upsetting than what Paul Hollywood thinks a bagel looks like is this hetero appropriation of rainbow symbols
he is always an unequivocal reality show villain during Bread Week, just strutting around the tent demanding that everyone tremble before him in awe of his bread prowess, but somehow he's even worse in this one
Jewish queers I'm so sorry you do not deserve this toxicity
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13 Oct
I'm a weak and fragile gay who is too soft for horror, but I'm also a weak and fragile gay who wrote her senior thesis in high school on THE TURN OF THE SCREW, so here we go: lunch break #HauntingOfBlyManor!

My lights are on, I'm eating a sandwich, I feel safe, let's do this

--No, I haven't seen "Hill House" yet, I'm starting with the one where I know the source material and have read every Vulture recap in advance in the hopes of minimizing nightmares

--This will be an "ooh, that's different from the book!" spoiler-filled thread
okay the credits are my kind of spooky, CREEPY OLD PAINTINGS YES PLZ
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12 Oct
Avery Brooks is a classically-trained Shakespearean actor, was the first African-American to receive an MFA in acting & directing from Rutgers in 1976, and served as artistic director of a Black arts festival WHILE on Star Trek, so maybe the problem here is you
you don't have to like Deep Space Nine and you don't have to like Sisko but you WILL put respect on the name of an absolutely iconic American stage and screen legend thank you very much

watch the DS9 documentary where the other actors rave about how much they learned from him!!!
"it's obvious he disliked acting" yeah that's why he literally quit the arts the second the DS9 ended OH WAIT "Brooks was one of 15 actors of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC, to be honored with the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre in 2007"
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oh holy crap happy 20-year gay anniversary to me, I just did the math

I came out on #NationalComingOutDay in 2000, my sophomore year of college. Honestly hard to process how different the world, and my ability to be a whole person inside it, feels now than it did then. 🏳️‍🌈
the first person I ever told was my friend Ben, we were standing in the hall waiting to go into acting class and he was like “how are you” and I was like “I’m gay” and then we just looked at each other for a long weird minute and then he was like “WAIT”
Ben is also gay and was OVERWHELMED with delight when he realized he was the very first person I had ever said this out loud to, I hope that everyone who comes out either today or any day gets to have their first person just fully embrace you with that much welcome and support
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