Posts Tagged With: don’t be a dick

corvid 19 shopping - long lines at a grocery store
Posted in personal
March 14, 2020

Kindness in the age of COVID-19

So much has been said about COVID-19. People focusing on the greedy people who stockpiled toilet paper – or people even worse, like the guy who drove through several states to buy up all available hand sanitizer. So that he could sell it on Amazon with a markup. This week was rough, my friends. Not just because of the news (though I am always concerned, since I am immune suppressed). But between my work transitioning fully to work from home to some non COVID-19 things going on in our home, it’s been stressful. So while I’d made some small purchases…

Posted in personal
January 30, 2019

Being better about Latinx advocacy

In recent months Gina Rodriguez has come under fire for repeatedly putting her foot in her mouth when it comes to advocating for better wages for Hispanics, as well as more roles for Hispanics in media. And I’m sure there are some advocates who don’t know what you’re supposed to do in order not to offend people. So Gina tweeted something like ‘where’s our Black Panther?’ when Black Panther came out and that was a huge mistake. First, it was stepping on what is a huge achievement for the African American community. No matter where their lineages hailed from, the…

January 6, 2012

Forget what they say, Bad PR exists.

We’ve all heard the adage, “There’s no such thing as bad PR.” And in some fields, it’s true. In the entertainment industry, a negative news story is less likely to have a long term effect on someone’s career. (Unless you’re Lindsay Lohan, but that seems to be more of an addiction problem than a PR issue) But for everyone else, it’s a lie. Bad PR exists. Not that long ago, Jenny Lawson (better known to you as The Bloggess) got an email pitching her pantyhose as a style fad (as seen on the Kardashians!) so she did as she always…