o shit waddup new content – Jane Kim hit piece and more on privilege

I wrote a new thing for the Beacon: Jane Kim’s Relationship with the Truth: It’s Complicated. On the social meeds, I had an interesting exchange about privilege. Which coincided with a few real-life conversations I’ve been having lately with men who’ve told me I’ve influenced their thinking on the topic. Post one, post two, comment thread. … [Read more…]

This is what democracy looks like

Hello my babies. It’s been a minute! I’ve been writing. My latest is Myth vs. Fact about SB 827 for the Beacon. Many groups still vehemently oppose the bill. Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu said it would displace renters and create “a housing boom for a privileged few and eviction notices for everyone else.” … [Read more…]

What’s so great about me

Hello all. I have some new posts for you to read which have been published since we last checked in. A Housing Crisis Case Study: The 26th Balboa Reservoir Project Hearing Breaking: San Francisco Red Tape Causes Displacement Could a Housing Bill Fight Segregation in San Francisco? Can SF Trust Mark Farrell to Fight Police … [Read more…]

How to get a date

“Women in 2017 are desperate for good, honorable, decent, and kind men to date,” Jordan McGillis recently wrote. Thus began a post in response to this: “Somewhere in the world, there is a kind, decent person who can’t find a date. Richard Spencer has a beautiful wife. This is yet another reminder that the world … [Read more…]

Fear of flying

We are really risk-averse and fear failing. Which is good for staying alive but bad for flourishing. In our modern world, staying alive isn’t hard. But living is damn near impossible. It requires taking risks, which requires failure. “You have to push yourself if you want to improve in any aspect of your life,” Cynthia said. … [Read more…]

The demographic and economic reasons we should expect more violent white supremacy

“It is possible that Dylann Roof is not an outlier at all, then, but rather emblematic of an approaching storm,” wrote Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah in an amazing piece called A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof which I highly recommend you read in full. I want to expand a little upon something I wrote recently … [Read more…]