Short Story: Hussein Obama

        Hussein Obama lived next to us in a house that was nice enough. Nothing falling apart, the paint was new, and the few times I’d seen inside on my jog by the tv in the living room looked big enough. Not the latest model, no fanciful new features, but it was […]

An open letter to ‘Writers’ in 2018

For everyone calling themselves a ‘writer’ Ok, so your work isn’t my cup of tea… that’s a given. So you’ve only got 19 or 99 or 9,000 followers. To me, that makes no real difference. Even some of the most high profile writers who haven’t yet ‘made it’ (by which I mean, writers who actually […]

Short story: Velocerapetors

The lonely saxophone played a sad solo in a minor key, ending on a long, lonesome E flat. The band broke in with a somber ensemble, fading out with a woman’s sour voice. “And we’re back, on Nasty Women, the podcast that’s by women, for women, but not always about women. I’m Summer…” She said […]

Eating From The Trashcan

        Marxist Philosopher Louis Althusser writes in his essay “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses” about the idea of Ideology as a formal subject of study. Until that point ‘ideology’ had only briefly been alluded to by Karl Marx, then later expanded upon by Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci in the early 1900s, and […]

Put Your Money Where Your Whiny Liberal Mouth Is

In 36 days from now, old people, white people, people without a college degree, and white people with a college degree will vote mostly republican in the 2018 midterm elections (Tyson 2). Really though, I don’t blame them. Sure, it’s entirely their fault Trump got elected (and the fault of all the rest of the […]

Why Are Women Ignored?

It’s easy for men to lie back on their old prejudices, many of which exist on tautological grounds: since we’ve already been keeping women down for so long, it’s easy to say: “look, women are second class citizens because if they were just as good as men, they’d have just as much power”. This whole […]