The Paradox of the Outspoken Woman & Why She Bothers Men

I am an outspoken woman. I'm outspoken in real life, and I'm outspoken on the Internet. I don't shy away from a debate. I have Opinions, big ones, on anything from TV shows to social justice. I like discussions, and I am happy to sit down and go through a subject with a fine-tooth comb to pick out nuances and discuss them with like-minded folks. For me, the Internet has been great for allowing me to find and learn from all kinds of people. But there's another side to it....more
THIS EXACTLY:  "If you’re upset with what’s being said, by all means, be angry. But be angry ... more

I’ve Waited 20 Years to Watch 'Fresh Off the Boat'

My family doesn’t watch much network TV, but that may soon be changing with the premier of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat. I’ve waited 20 years to see a show that even vaguely resembles my own on the screen. ...more
@Cyn Stern I wasn't crazy about All American Girl. It felt like a hodgepodge of old-school ... more

ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat Was Groundbreaking For Me (But Not For My Kids)

 Did you catch the premiere of the first television show about an Asian American family since All American Girl was cancelled twenty years ago?...more
What did you think of the ending of the pilot, when Edgar (the black boy) calls Eddie a "Chink"? ... more

I’ve Waited 20 Years to Watch 'Fresh Off the Boat'

My family doesn’t watch much network TV, but that may soon be changing with the premier of ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat. I’ve waited 20 years to see a show that even vaguely resembles my own on the screen. ...more
Kim Court Thanks for sharing your perspective, Kim. It's a family sitcom, but it has a lot of ... more

State of the Union 2015: The Economy & Working Families Top the President's Speech

[UPDATED 7:20 p.m. PST: President Obama laid out a broad and aggressive agenda for his seventh year in office. Read on for more details and reaction from social media. --Grace] ...more
CreativeBugger Wow, 48 hours isn't very long when your spouse is in the hospital and you have ... more

Golden Globes 2015: Tina, Amy and Margaret Cho with the North Korea Joke That Wouldn't Die

The Golden Globes threw a perfectly Golden Globes awards night. A few rambling, perhaps tipsy speeches here, a few few earnest, perhaps self-involved speeches there, and a lot of inspiration to view the films and shows the Foreign Press Association would like you to be sure to view, Birdman, The Affair, Big Eyes, The Honorable Woman, Jane the Virgin, Transparent, Whiplash, Theory of Everything, Still Alice and Boyhood chief amongst them. ...more
I have such complicated feelings about this. Cho's performance art was just too much of ... more

Here's How American Girl Responded to My Open Letter on Diversity

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Good that you heard back from them. Like you, I'll be watching to see if it leads to any ... more

#CrimingWhileWhite #AliveWhileBlack: What the Internet is Saying about Race and Police

Something interesting has been happening on Twitter. In light of the recent acquittals of white police officers in the deaths of black men, there have been quite a few online discussions about the role of race plays in how the law is enforced. The hashtag #CrimingWhileWhite has been trending, along with #AliveWhileBlack....more
Pink Curlers Thank you, I appreciate that! Just trying to capture the myriad of perspectives on ... more

How Women of Twitter Took Down Revolting Pick-Up Artist Julien Blanc

Twitter called out Julien Blanc for racism and sexism ... but how do we know there's not another "pick-up artist" waiting to take his place? ...more
johnlee1111 SamanthaLily I think it's pretty reductive to make blanket statements about Asian ... more

How Women of Twitter Took Down Revolting Pick-Up Artist Julien Blanc

Twitter called out Julien Blanc for racism and sexism ... but how do we know there's not another "pick-up artist" waiting to take his place? ...more
This is such a disturbing subculture! It seems like every few months something bubbles up to the ... more