Vote. | Vol. 4 / No. 2.2

This is a post just for my American readers today.

I’m not going to pretend I don’t have any political opinions. In another year, I might even say it doesn’t matter who you vote for, just that you do get out there and vote.

But this year, if you’re a skeptic, there’s a pretty stark choice…
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Okay, I’m Officially Scared | Vol. 3 / No. 50.5

Have you ever had one of those weeks where basically nothing goes to plan? Guess what this past week has been for me. On Thursday, I was certain I knew what I wanted to talk about for Feminist Friday this week. I was so pleased, because it was going to be a positive story, one about the increasing representation of queer female characters in comics. (I’m still going to write that one soon, because it makes me happy.)

Then Friday happened.

The Tape happened. ‡

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Dear Republicans: Don’t Get Your News From “Infowars” (Please!) | Vol. 3 / No. 49.3

Tim Murphy has an article up today in Mother Jones about the strangest of Trump campaign bedfellows, the conspiracy-theory-peddler Alex Jones and his fearmongering site Infowars. I don’t like linking to it. It doesn’t deserve the traffic. But it’s easy enough to find if you want to go down that rabbit hole. I did. I wish I hadn’t.

Infowars is a cesspool of racism, sexism, and instigation of fear. It’s so full of reasons straight white men should be afraid of things, it’s like watching this year’s Republican National Convention look in a mirror and call itself sexy. Here’s a sampling of today’s “headlines,” just for reference:

  • Russia tells citizens ‘nuclear war with the west could happen soon’
  • Fears new ‘birth of a nation’ film could incite racial attacks against whites
  • Exclusive: the truth about Bill Clinton’s abandoned black son banished by Hillary
  • Pieczenik: Clintons behind deaths of 10,000 Haitians

Weekly World News, eat your heart out.