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Bridget Phetasy

Bridget Phetasy is a Spectator columnist and contributing editor. She is also the host of the Weekly Dumpster Fire on YouTube and the Walk-Ins Welcome podcast. Follow her on Twitter, Rumble and YouTube, or join her community at phetasy.com.

Culture

In defense of paranoia

Social media is the jet fuel that melts the steel beams of skepticism

By Bridget Phetasy

Culture

A junkie’s pride

I first quit a substance at the tender age of nineteen, when heroin brought me to my knees

By Bridget Phetasy

Culture

Have yourself a very basic Christmas

Normal is nice. Basic is beautiful

By Bridget Phetasy

Culture

It’s the parallel economy, stupid!

When they said ‘build your own internet,’ some conservatives took it seriously

By Bridget Phetasy

Culture

I wanted to leave California before it was cool

We can’t pretend that the problems ravaging the state are new

By Bridget Phetasy

Culture

Why I’ll never make it in stand-up

It’s the hardest, most unforgiving performance medium on the planet

By Bridget Phetasy

Culture

I regret my promiscuity

Casual sex is fraught with insecurity and miscommunication

By Bridget Phetasy

Culture

I apologize for my white baby

How can I extol the virtues of anti-racism while birthing another white person?

By Bridget Phetasy

Culture

Greetings from the Newborn Bubble

It’s all white noise and shushing and singing and rocking

By Bridget Phetasy

Culture

I am woman. Watch me push

In an effort to make everything inclusive, we are erasing women

By Bridget Phetasy

Internet

A state of virtual war

Most of us can’t tell the difference between high-quality video games and actual war

By Bridget Phetasy

Culture

#Wanderlusting

For someone with a gypsy soul, traveling is life

By Bridget Phetasy

Science & Tech

In the valley of the shadow of birth

Pregnancy revealed that I didn’t know anything.

By Bridget Phetasy

COVID

It’s the Dawn of Omicron

I’m more afraid of how governments will weaponize a new variant than of the Omicron variant itself

By Bridget Phetasy

Culture

Pregnant at the end of the world

Seeing that new life on the ultrasound gave me hope for the future — not dread

By Bridget Phetasy

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