Late Night writers Amber Ruffin and Jenny Hagel take a moment to ask PETA to rethink comparing phrases that mention cruelty to animals to racist and homophobic slurs.
Cruelty, Hatred, Racism, Misogyny and Xenophobia Are the Point - Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump Hate Women
Jacobin; The Atlantic
The author enlivens a type of working-class society where capitalism compensates poor men with the role of tough guy, all in the writer's effort to "bring the left to life."The End of Eddy does so in a style both plainspoken and visceral, using Louis's own childhood trials--like his protagonist much abused as a gay kid in a dead-end factory town --as a window onto the pathologies of a cloistered working-class existence.
Trump has empowered narratives that would otherwise have no place in electoral politics. Trump also forced America to see these threats in the light of day. That could be their undoing. Exposed, these guises of bigotry have been (or for progressives, must be) recognized, decoded and even classified – as the “alt-right” – by the press and public.
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