Author: Jacob Rosenberg

School Boards Have Long Been a Tool of White Supremacy

At raucous school board meetings across the country, disgruntled parents have grabbed the mic to represent the political desires of the Republican Party. Once-innocuous local gatherings have become anti–critical race theory caucuses administered by white people. In July 2021, the Missouri state legislature’s joint education committee held an invite-only hearing on how educators in public […]

Monsters: Dudes Who Want Nothing More Than to Be Right Online

As usual, the staff of Mother Jones is rounding up the heroes and monsters of the past year. Find all of 2021’s heroes and monster here. In 2021, I went from mildly bemused to fully annoyed by a scourge my Dad has often talked about: Dudes Who Are Right on the internet. If you’re not as extremely online as my family, […]

Work Is So Bad That People Are Quitting in Droves. We Should See That as a Good Thing.

Twice in the last year, a Walmart employee has quit via intercom. Last month in Louisiana, Beth McGrath took to the speaker to announce “Beth from electronics” was going to “quit” because the company treats some employees “like shit.” This came almost exactly a year after Shana Blackwell—a night stocker in Texas—announced to her whole Walmart […]

What Does It Mean to Call Someone a “Male Chauvinist Pig”?

It would be hard to deny today that the male chauvinist pig is still alive and kicking, running amok in his own filth. The election of Donald Trump and his “grab ’em by the pussy” regime mixed misogyny, mockery, and race privilege with delight. Andrew Cuomo’s domineering behavior in politics echoed his sexually belittling actions […]