Viral Videos & Hated in the Nation

One of my favorite episodes of Black Mirror is “Hated in the Nation,” which many of you may recognize as the bee episode. Whenever I see a viral video of somebody doing something despicable, my reflex reaction is to look up the person’s name and tweet them or read hateful social media messages about them. Lately, though, the bee episode buzzes around my brain and…

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I Love My Amazon Echo Look

I purchased an Echo Look a month ago. The Look takes photos of and catalogues your outfits. It’s a great way to get a sense of what styles work for you and, more importantly, which ones don’t. Here’s an overview of what I’ve learned thus far. For reference,  the five images above are flattering; the eight images below aren’t good for me. Lessons: 1) I…

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Sex Ed

In 9th grade health, Ms. Hall taught us the gory details of heterosexuality. She talked about the “female vagina.” (As opposed to the male one?) She’d say, “The FEMALE vagina has pleated walls.” “The FEMALE vagina is teeming with bacteria.” “The FEMALE vagina is self-lubricating and self-cleaning.”   Kids were not informed about the mechanics of gay sex in health class. There were no after-school…

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