Politics

  • Photo of The Accomplishments, Ego, and Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    The Accomplishments, Ego, and Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: 2020 sure is something. Last Friday I was enjoying honestly one of the best days of my life. I don’t want to get too much into personal stuff but you will soon notice that my background is going to…

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  • Photo of “Cancel Culture” and Why Aaron Coleman Shouldn’t Be in Congress

    “Cancel Culture” and Why Aaron Coleman Shouldn’t Be in Congress

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: In our current world where “cancel culture” runs amok ruining lives at a whim, can anyone ever truly be forgiven? Can anyone truly change and grow? Yes and yes, because cancel culture isn’t what rich white guys with bad…

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  • Photo of Study: Conservatives are Terrified (and That’s Why They’re Conservative)

    Study: Conservatives are Terrified (and That’s Why They’re Conservative)

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Back in June, which was approximately four years ago, I talked about a study that found that people tend to be turned off by “extreme” protests. I pointed out that first of all, history shows us that protests are…

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  • Photo of How JK Rowling Helped Stall the Equality Act

    How JK Rowling Helped Stall the Equality Act

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Last year I made a video about JK Rowling, who used to be the author of the Harry Potter series though apparently it turns out that the true author was really Hatsune Miku, some kind of Japanese teen girl…

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  • Photo of Why Yes, Mayo Clinic. Even the Vice President of the United States Can Transmit COVID-19

    Why Yes, Mayo Clinic. Even the Vice President of the United States Can Transmit COVID-19

    Three days after I gave birth to my youngest child TD, I developed the worst fever I’ve ever had in my life. My teeth chattered so badly I thought my jaw would break and I simultaneously sweat through my bedding and shooks with chills. I had developed Puerperal Fever, colloquially known as “Childbed Fever.” When my temperature hit 104F, I…

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  • Photo of The Next Wave of this Public Health Crisis May Be Scarier Than COVID

    The Next Wave of this Public Health Crisis May Be Scarier Than COVID

    There are a couple of things weighing on my mind today, as I continue to write and think about the current COVID-19 pandemic. First, I really need the media to give me a day off from debunking inflammatory headlines like “French researchers to test nicotine patches on coronavirus patients.” There is a lot of pseudoscience out there, even from people…

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  • Photo of Is it Your Moral Imperative to Vote for Joe Biden?

    Is it Your Moral Imperative to Vote for Joe Biden?

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Content warning! I’m going to talk about sexual assault, and also there’s no science in this video. This video is about politics and feminism, and about whether or not you should vote for Joe Biden. Sorry. I actually considered…

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  • Photo of No, You Don’t Need To Go To Church Right Now.

    No, You Don’t Need To Go To Church Right Now.

    I live in a suburb about 10 minutes from Detroit, one of the hotspots of the COVID-19 outbreak. Gretchen Whitmer, our governor, or “The Woman From Michigan” as Donald Trump has called her, has actually been handling the pandemic pretty well, with one minor exception. Churches and other houses of worship are exempt from the stay at home order that…

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