I just read a poem that was written by a Jewish trans woman in 1322 I’m literally crying right now
if you’re interested in reading it, this translation is closer to the original hebrew
The Republicans are horribly upset about an FCC study — which the agency is required by law to conduct — that is “intended to examine barriers of entry into the news media industry for small businesses.” So naturally they’re screaming bloody murder, carping that… gasp!!!… it could lead to the return of the Fairness Doctrine. And of course the pundits at Fox like Charles Krauthammer are up in arms as well…
Krauthammer claimed that there’s plenty of diversity in the media, but failed to mention that fact that 90% of the media is now controlled by just six companies. Sorry Charles, but this isn’t my idea of a “diverse media.”
how do you get any diversity with six?
I once believed in heavenly clarity—
do you know how good it feels to sing
of certainty, the wild apricot
of the heart orange, large, full of reach
at day’s unlatch?
Inside the mouth, certainty
is a fruit breaking apart.
That is how good it feels:
We would have despised anyone
to keep our song.
—Katie Ford, “Choir” in VQR. Volume 90/1 Winter 2014