Aziz Ansari is an asshole, and Caitlin Flanagan is also an asshole

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The world (or, at least, the part of it that I live in) has been talking about the recent expose by a woman, pseudonymously known as Grace, who went out on a date with comedian Aziz Ansari and ended up getting persistently and aggressively pursued, and aggressively kissed, fingered, and dry humped, plus a weird thing where he kept sticking his fingers down her throat, over her objections. In a statement Ansari released in response, he doesn't dispute her account of the events of the night -- he that he'd thought she was into it. There have been a lot of analyses and responses, many of which I'll get to later on this blog. But then Caitlin Flanagan decided to jump in -- because of course she did -- being, as is her way, the fucking worst. So here's some stuff about "The Humiliation of Aziz Ansari."

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Oprah won the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and her acceptance speech was everything

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Last night, Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Golden Globes. She started her shattering speech by recounting a moment from her own childhood, watching Sidney Poitier become the first black man to receive a Best Actor Oscar in 1964. And her speech only became more moving and heart-wrenching and inspiring from there.

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