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Oct 27 Prettybetsy commented on We Don't Need to Worry About Trump Supporters Staging a Revolution.
@2 Yeah. They'll never outgun the government (nor are the police going to join their coup) but they can do a lot of damage to the civilians they don't like--which has been the point of the gun-hoarding all along.
Oct 17 Prettybetsy commented on In Praise of Black Women Who Get Things Done.
Nice review. I was dismissing this as just another superhero show, but the worldbuilding sounds good.
Oct 7 Prettybetsy commented on Netflix's Amanda Knox Leaves People of Color Out of the Story.
Jesus, Charles. Did you see the scene where Guede's DNA was all over the room? It's not impossible that Guede was framed but there was a lot more evidence for his guilt than for Knox's.

Yes, Knox was wrong to accuse Lumumba, but she did it after being slapped around by the detectives. Is it so hard to believe that in a legal system where a buffoonish prosecutor can sell his accusations based on hilarious theories about Satanism and Seattle, police might be less than scrupulous about using every possible tactic to get a confession? If the filmmakers didn't try to talk to Lumumba they should have, but is it so hard to believe that he wouldn't have wanted to revisit the incident for a documentary on his wrongful accuser?

As for the murder, Knox was guilty of nothing but acting unconventionally and not dressing to the nines. Fuck Italy.
Oct 7 Prettybetsy commented on Is Pornography Use a Public Health Crisis?.
Mm, try harder. Just because Mormons are clutching their pearls about it doesn't mean there's not a problem.
Oct 7 Prettybetsy commented on Immigrant Songs.
Fascinating stories. The first one, about the casual ignorance of the immigration official who decided musicians weren't artists, is infuriating though. I'm glad all these people made it here.
Sep 30 Prettybetsy commented on Edward Scissorhands Made by Director Who Wants to Be True to White People.
Which, now that I think of it, is a lot of why I don't enjoy Tim Burton's work. As a passing girl with a secret brown side, I've never felt good in all-white worlds.
Sep 13 Prettybetsy commented on City Council Will Consider New Rules to Cap Move-In Fees.
With all respect for Kshama Sawant, at some point all this effort to tinker with the rules would be better spent on getting more actual housing built.
Sep 7 Prettybetsy commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: The End of the Kinky Affair.
Option 3/5 (the Madonna/Whore) is closest to the truth, but Dan is putting the cart of kink before the horse of misogyny. LW's husband hates women and likes to slap them around and choke them, only he can't treat The Mother of His Child like shit so he masks his lack of interest and counts the (hours? days?) until he can be with someone he despises again. Sometimes it is just that simple. Kink-positive therapist, my ass. Run, LW. Run away.
Jul 6 Prettybetsy commented on I, Anonymous.
@6 That too. For me there's a middle group, people I only interact with on Facebook, that I haven't seen in years and may never see again, but like seeing on FB. I care just enough to say something on Facebook, maybe only on major milestones, even if that's as far as it goes.