this will forever be my favorite tweet of all time
I'm Tara, I'm 24, I like cats, halloween, and intersectional feminism. I write things, kind of.
Today we’re going to have a very special, topical history lesson to celebrate Labor Day!
A lot of Americans really hate unions and blame them for lots of stuff, but at least some of them will begrudgingly admit that “they were necessary, like, when all American factories were sweatshops, but we’re past that and we have rights and stuff now.”
Actually, the union and collective bargaining is absolutely vital for the maintenance of a free market, and the reason our unions are useless is because their powers and their right to collective bargaining was stripped from them by the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947
You’ve internalized a myth about the nature of unionization that’s due entirely to the activities of the robber barons who wanted you sold on it. Happy Labor Day, eat the rich.
Mallory Ortberg has a voice like an old movie actress. (“Male Novelist Jokes” at the Last Bookstore in LA)
I don’t think it’s unreasonable to say that Mallory Ortberg is one of the funniest writers alive, and a wonderful entertainer.
Infinite Jest may have “really taken on a foothold as the ‘novel of ideas’ of the late 20th and early 21st centuries” but now it’s also a “novel of legos,” courtesy of Kevin Griffith and his 11 year old son, Sebastian.