Upworthy helped my anti-homophobia satire Coming Out Straight go viral the same week that the totally pro-homophobia “religious freedom” law passed in Indiana. One of those things was fabulous. The other was Indiana.
Avocado. Sprouts. An overpriced, gluten-free bun. Just a few of the special ingredients that turn your average, quarter-pound hamburger into an exotic ‘California burger.’ Now you can add one more ingredient to the list: a dangerous, highly toxic cocktail of chemicals that are being injected into thousands of acres of California farmland.
As I saw many of my Facebook friends (and even more of my Facebook enemies) taking up the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie, I wondered, Do we really know who we’re claiming solidarity with? Is the enemy of my enemy necessarily my friend? Or is this a situation not of righteous heroes and evil enemies, but bad jokes and even worse policies?
Through the ongoing chaos of this crazy country, the holiday season is almost upon us. And as a Jew, I’m choosing to celebrate Chanukah the way my ancestors would want me to: by telling funny stories and supporting a free Palestine!
If your mother asked you to help her set up an online dating profile — an online Jewish dating profile — what would you do?