About: Katya Rapoport Sedgwick

Mom. Wife. Blogger. Mom. Wrong kind of immigrant. Grad school dropout.




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As Long as We’re Removing Statues, Will Somebody Please Get Rid Of This One

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Posted by    Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 3:45pm 4/21/2019 at 3:45pm
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As the Great American War on Monuments is still raging, I would like to nominate a contender for removal. It’s not that I object to the sculpture on ideological grounds—I deplore the ideology behind socialist realism, for instance, but I admire some of the state-sponsored Soviet art despite it—but because the...

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What’s in a Maiden Name?

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Posted by    Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2:00pm 3/17/2019 at 2:00pm

It probably all started as a rhetorical question, but came off as passive-aggressive.  A New York-based writer, Rebecca Serle, asked why women are still taking their husband’s names.

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No, There Is No Empowerment To Be Found in Period Blood Displays

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 9:32pm 3/6/2019 at 9:32pm
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Gross! A 26-year-old California sex coach who goes by Demetra Nyx splattered pictures of herself smeared with menstrual blood all over Instagram to celebrate her “beautiful and powerful” periods.

She said:

I used to spend my time worrying about what other people thought of me… And yet. It turns out none of that was...

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The Covington Boys and the Politicization of Childhood

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Posted by    Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 5:30pm 2/10/2019 at 5:30pm
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If I’d never send my children to political rallies, it’s partly because I expect something like the Covington boys pile-on to be the outcome.  I protect my kids from political ephemera and encourage them to read the great works of fiction.

In the minds of deep blue America, if some children can...

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Anti-Semitism Is A Natural Choice for Grievance-Mongers

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Posted by    Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2:00pm 1/27/2019 at 2:00pm
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Earlier this month, #MyFirstAntisemiticExperience was trending on U.S. Twitter.

I don’t remember my first anti-Semitic experience; I have no idea who pushed me and called me a traitor first.

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Women’s Movement Needs to Reject Intersectionality And Embrace Reason

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Posted by    Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 5:45pm 1/13/2019 at 5:45pm
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Institutional anti-Semitism in the Women’s March, the most celebrated political movement of Trump era so far, has been in the news lately, with many opinion-makers calling for the boycott of the upcoming January 19 nationwide protest.

Many of us knew that the national co-chairs were fans of Louis Farrakhan; many noted the...

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Why I Like Being Jewish on Christmas

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 1:00pm 12/25/2018 at 1:00pm

This is the time of the year when certain Jews (thinking of you, Julia Ioffe) like to complain about feeling left out of the general merriment.

Me, I went to Target a couple of days ago, to return the defective skateboard I’d given my son...

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Leftist Feminists vow to create Angry Girls, and that’s a mistake

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Posted by    Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 2:00pm 12/16/2018 at 2:00pm
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I’m old enough to remember when Brett Kavanaugh was not qualified to serve on the Supreme Court because he was visibly angry about being accused of sexual assault.

Now I read feminist author Kate Rope advising parents to encourage their daughters to get angry and show it:

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Marc Lamont Hill’s Apology Is Not Accepted

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:00am 12/11/2018 at 7:00am

That dog whistles are now a hot topic of discussion is easily the dumbest thing about 2018.

When CNN fired Marc Lamont Hill over his speech at the UN where he talked of freeing Palestine from river to the sea, it was said that the expression in question was a ...

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NY Times’ Socialist Sex Fetish meets the reality of the Real Housewives of the USSR

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Posted by    Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8:00pm 12/1/2018 at 8:00pm
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The New York Times recently published an Op-Ed with an eye-popping claim: for all its flaws,...

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Making Election Day a National Holiday is a Horrible Idea

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Posted by    Friday, November 23, 2018 at 5:00pm 11/23/2018 at 5:00pm
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There is a nagging suspicion among us conservatives that Democrats want to game the electoral algorithm to produce the snapshot of the electorate most favorable to themselves, and that they will continue tweaking it to improve their results in real time.

Many on the left, of course, sincerely believe that they are...

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Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Allowed to Leave After Being Barred from Exiting the Country

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8:30pm 11/14/2018 at 8:30pm
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In a move reminiscent of Soviet Union, Russian authorities temporarily barred opposition leader Alexei Navalny from leaving the country earlier this week.  Navalny was stopped at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport:
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Fed up San Franciscans catalogue images of their city’s new depravity

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Posted by    Monday, November 12, 2018 at 5:08pm 11/12/2018 at 5:08pm
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Among the hidden hot takes on last week’s election is San Francisco’s Proposition C, whose passage by 60% will reverberate through the region and the country as a whole.
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