Monday Open Thread

Clever Manka, · Categories: Open Thread

Amy took the week off for her birthday (Happy Birthday, Amy!), so no history lesson today. I’m not going to be around a whole lot today, either. Trying to take it easy for Kesha tonight. I called the theater on Friday and got something worked out with the office that they’ll let me and my party in before doors open so we can get in and seated without standing in line. So pretty much like reserved seating, only we get our pick of what’s left after the VIPs get in. Cross your fingers for me that it all works out and I’ll see everyone tomorrow!



Friday Open Thread

Clever Manka, · Categories: Open Thread

Taika Waititi might be able to get me to give a shit about at least parts of this franchise again.

But seriously, I’m 100% ready to get off this planet. You?

Thursday Link Dump

Clever Manka, · Categories: Thursday Link Dump

Roxanne Gay interviews Nicki Minaj

Minaj’s public image and personas are carefully curated. The tabloids have assiduously tracked her professional and personal lives and I restrain myself from asking about her ex Safaree Samuels, who appears on “Love & Hip Hop,” a reality television series about the music industry, and if she would ever give Drake a shot. (I restrain myself greatly.) I don’t know that anyone but her inner circle knows who Nicki Minaj really is.

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Mid-week check-in

Clever Manka, · Categories: Check-In

This is the weekly post for those of us who are traversing together this hellscape called Personal Growth. Brag about this week’s accomplishments, ask for support, talk about what worked, what didn’t. Tell us how things are going for you.


A Hot Take on #metoo

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Author’s Note: the #metoo movement started with activist Tarana Burke ten years ago.

When I woke up this morning, my very first thoughts were thoughts of gratitude. “Thank gods,” I thought to myself, “for the freaks and geeks. For the loser, weirdo kids that make it out of tumultuous teen years alive, for the broken, shattered people who paste ourselves back together with the psychic equivalents of gold and lead.” Somehow, somewhere along the way, we learn to find each other, and we – the repaired broken – help each other out. Without these other like-minded humans, the people who are repeatedly hurt, broken, damaged, these people who rise out of bed every morning  regardless… without them, there would be no road map, no reason to think that I and I alone feel just how awful we are to each other on the regular. Read full post

Tuesday Tumblr Collection

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This week’s Tumblr collection is Tuesday, October 17: Eyes.

clevermankaI’ve posted a weekly themed collection on my Tumblr nearly every week since October, 2011. Someday I’ll compile a list of them, with links to the dates. That day is not today.


This Week in Feminist History

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On October 16th in 1831… Read full post