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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.
Social media is the jet fuel that melts the steel beams of skepticism
By Bridget Phetasy
I first quit a substance at the tender age of nineteen, when heroin brought me to my knees
Normal is nice. Basic is beautiful
When they said ‘build your own internet,’ some conservatives took it seriously
We can’t pretend that the problems ravaging the state are new
It’s the hardest, most unforgiving performance medium on the planet
Casual sex is fraught with insecurity and miscommunication
How can I extol the virtues of anti-racism while birthing another white person?
It’s all white noise and shushing and singing and rocking
In an effort to make everything inclusive, we are erasing women
Most of us can’t tell the difference between high-quality video games and actual war
For someone with a gypsy soul, traveling is life
Science & Tech
Pregnancy revealed that I didn’t know anything.
I’m more afraid of how governments will weaponize a new variant than of the Omicron variant itself
Seeing that new life on the ultrasound gave me hope for the future — not dread
The battle cry of the politically homeless
I hate vaccine passports — and you should too
Pregnant at the end of the world
Worse than porn
I regret my promiscuity
I apologize for my white baby
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