Oh my God, Becky – look at Pornhub’s statistics on Russia and anal sex videos

Someone who reads this blog has suggested that I write an overwrought essay about the latest Pornhub study, which has found that anal sex porn is “more popular in Russia than any other country.” Naturally, I am very offended by the suggestion that my writing is overwrought, and I am stomping my foot as IContinue reading “Oh my God, Becky – look at Pornhub’s statistics on Russia and anal sex videos”

In which I spend entirely too much time responding to the same damn argument creepy Ukraine crisis trolls ALWAYS make around here

Recent articles on paid troll organizations in Russia haven’t surprised me – ’cause they’re not that recent a phenomenon (though lately, it seems, they are going after Western publications with a vengeance). The thing about a paid troll is that you can rationalize their actions. When I get messages that are apparently sincere in their utterContinue reading “In which I spend entirely too much time responding to the same damn argument creepy Ukraine crisis trolls ALWAYS make around here”

No, idiots, Belle Knox is not an “embarrassment” to Duke

Ever since the so-called “Duke porn star scandal” hit the headlines, random people have repeatedly asked me if I am “embarrassed” by it as a Duke alumna. The short answer is: “No.” The somewhat-longer answer is: “No, are you freaking kidding me/what the hell is wrong with you/are you for real?” Here are some things,Continue reading “No, idiots, Belle Knox is not an “embarrassment” to Duke”

10 spectacularly stupid things that people have said to me since EuroMaidan started

EuroMaidan is the general name given to mass protests that erupted in Ukraine when the government backtracked on signing an EU association agreement. According to some folks, the government did this purely to appease Russia. According to other folks, association terms were not favorable enough. I think the truth is somewhere in the middle –Continue reading “10 spectacularly stupid things that people have said to me since EuroMaidan started”

My trolls are the best trolls: Chapter 2436474956

Recently, I wrote something for The Guardian about the latest chapter in the Snowden saga. As usual, there were some solid gold comments – including one from a guy who wants to party in me in furs (while I bring the borscht, of course). Then there was the gentleman who specifically sought me out toContinue reading “My trolls are the best trolls: Chapter 2436474956”