When Any Male Artist Weighs In On The B-Word, My Expectations Are Generally Low

When Lupe Fiasco released this video for his song "Bitch Bad," there were some... mixed results. The lyrics are an eloquent rundown of the complicated term "bitch" in modern music and how women and men internalize it in different ways. While some have absolutely hated the nuance attempted in this song, others have welcomed it as an important addition to a conversation that is eternally evolving — and I immediately bought the single, so there's that.

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

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