"Fine" : This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up. Walk away slowly and retreat to the man-cave. You do have a man-cave, right?
"Five Minutes" : If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes before helping around the house.
"Nothing" : This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes, because it is not a good sign. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in "Fine".
"Go Ahead" : This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!
"Loud Sigh" : This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of nothing.)
"That's Okay" : This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake. Find a good hiding place, perhaps the man-cave.
"Thanks" : A woman is thanking you, do not question, do not smile or faint. Just say you're welcome and back away slowly. Find the man-cave.
"Whatever" : This is a women's way of saying F@!K YOU! Back away slowly, then run to the man-cave.
This is what the actor said, "We are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us. We truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us." ...and Trump is demanding that the cast apologize?
I imagine it’s not much of a surprise to learn that I plan on voting for Hillary Clinton next week. I haven’t necessarily been a fan, but I have been consistently anti-Trump for as long as he’s been a viable candidate.
I do not believe — as many extremely intelligent and thoughtful and progressive people I genuinely respect happen to believe — that Hillary represents the lesser of two evils. I believe she’s flawed, hawkish, and can be ruthless. And I’m very well aware she’s done her fair share of bad things.
I also believe she’s very competent. In both good and bad ways. I believe she's insanely qualified for this position. I believe she has grown. Whether that growth is politically motivated or not doesn’t matter much to me. I just care that it exists. And I believe she’s the only adult left standing after an insanely long campaign.
But this isn’t why I’m voting for her.
I’m voting for her because I do not want to live in an America where the type of people who fervently and unconditionally support Trump — who exist so motivated by and permeated with hate and fear and loathing — have a reason to be optimistic about their beliefs.
I don't want these people to feel good or inspired. I don't want them to experience any measure of positive reinforcement. No encouragement. No energy. No invigoration. No revitalization. Instead I want them to feel confusion and shame for coming out into the light.
I also want to somehow convince them to not hate me and people who look like me. Because the America I know and grew up believing in simply shouldn't allow hateful beliefs to flourish. We are better than that.