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David Futrelle
Works at Confused Cats Against Feminism
Attended Cornell University
Lives in Chicago, IL, United States
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Hold onto your hats, everyone, because Scott Adams has discovered something about politics that could be HUGE — if it weren’t something that literally every single person already knows.
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That's not what the Mob called it, were they more honest than this bozo?
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Here’s a question that would seem to have a simple, obvious answer: When is it ok to describe an alleged multiple murderer with a history of violence as a “gentle” man? The correct answer is of course “never,” but the New York Times managed to get this…
Here's a question that would seem to have a simple, obvious answer: When is it ok to describe an alleged multiple murderer with a history of violence as a "gentle" man? The correct answer is of cou...
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Three women, so far, have come forward to accuse porn star James Deen of sexual assault. It seems exceedingly likely there will be more. After porn actress Stoya tweeted on Saturday that Deen had forcibly raped her, several women in the porn industry made…
Three women, so far, have come forward to accuse porn star James Deen of sexual assault. It seems exceedingly likely there will be more. After porn actress Stoya tweeted on Saturday that Deen had f...
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The right-wing distraction machine has shifted into high gear. Now unpopular Republican presidential wannabe Ted Cruz is seizing on the bizarre notion, advanced by fringy right-wing ideologues, that the alleged Planned Parenthood shooter, Robert Lewis…
The right-wing distraction machine has shifted into high gear. Now unpopular Republican presidential wannabe Ted Cruz is seizing on the bizarre notion, advanced by fringy right-wing ideologues, tha...
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A reminder that some people take the war on women quite literally. As USA Today reports: A man wearing hunting gear and armed with an assault-style weapon was barricaded inside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday after a shooting spree…
A reminder that some people take the war on women quite literally. As USA Today reports: A man wearing hunting gear and armed with an assault-style weapon was barricaded inside a Planned Parenthood...
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I'm waiting for a bit more information, but I'll be very curious whether any of the mainstream media use the word "terrorism" to describe this action.
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On Monday night, as I noted yesterday, someone (or more than one someone) shot five Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis. Witnesses to the shooting and others who have been following the protest say that the shots came from a small group of white…
On Monday night, as I noted yesterday, someone (or more than one someone) shot five Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis. Witnesses to the shooting and others who have been following the pr...
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At least 14 people have been killed in a mass shooting at a center for people with developmental disabilities in San Bernardino, involving multiple shooters with assault weapons. Police say that two suspects have been killed, one man, one woman; a third…
At least 14 people have been killed in a mass shooting at a center for people with developmental disabilities in San Bernardino, involving multiple shooters with assault weapons. Police say that tw...
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So last night I was skimming through the official Church of Satan Info Pack, like you do, and I made an interesting discovery. Alongside such standard Satany things as, you know, eugenics, vengeance, naked-lady altars, it turns out that the official…
So last night I was skimming through the official Church of Satan Info Pack, like you do, and I made an interesting discovery. Alongside such standard Satany things as, you know, eugenics, vengeanc...
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Over on the Ask The Red Pill subreddit, the regulars have come up with a new thing to hate about women: their alleged ignorance about penis size. One Red Piller by the name of rumham730 touched off a discussion on this important issue with a plaintive…
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Did I say “unstoppable?” I meant the total opposite of that.
Did I say "unstoppable?" I meant the total opposite of that.
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So far we only know bits and pieces about the strange and isolated life of Robert Lewis Dear, the alleged shooter who murdered three people and injured many others after holing up in a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic yesterday afternoon. We…
So far we only know bits and pieces about the strange and isolated life of Robert Lewis Dear, the alleged shooter who murdered three people and injured many others after holing up in a Colorado Spr...
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You'll have to admit that the right-wingers are ingenious, if nothing else. Bizarre misinformation spreads among people who want it to be true - actual truth be damned. He was probably one of the people in NJ cheering for 9/11. The fact that he was never in NJ won't matter to the (non-)true believers.
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The world’s been a pretty dark place recently, so whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving, I’m thinking it might be worthwhile to spend a few moments reflecting on things we’re thankful for. I’m thankful for you, dear readers and commenters, for all…
The world's been a pretty dark place recently, so whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving, I'm thinking it might be worthwhile to spend a few moments reflecting on things we're thankful for. I'm ...
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Writer, blogger, Confused Cat wrangler
Introduction
I'm a freelance writer and blogger living in Chicago.

And yes, I'm the guy behind the Confused Cats Against Feminism blog, a bit of a viral hit that's gotten media mentions in more than two dozen outlets, ranging from Newsweek to Cosmopolitan to Le Monde. It also got a mention on The Reid Report on MSNBC. (For a more complete list, see here.)

I also run the blog We Hunted the Mammoth, devoted to mocking misogyny and the numerous misogynists within the Men's Rights Movement. I've written about misogyny and Men's Rights for The American Prospect, Feministe, the Ms. Magazine blog, and the Good Men Project (before it went to hell).

I've been writing on topics ranging from gender and culture to money and technology for more than twenty years, mostly as a freelancer.

Starting in the late 1990s, I covered tech and investing, at first for Newsday and the now-defunct Upside magazine, then as a staff writer at Money magazine. More recently, I blogged on money and business for Time.com.

I've also written numerous pieces on books, culture and technology for such places as Salon, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times Book Review, The Nation and the sadly-deceased Lingua Franca. I also worked as an editor at In These Times magazine back in the 90s.

I''ve made appearances on both Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera America and have been interviewed on NPR and on the Femisphere radio show on Winnipeg's CKUW. 

Check the links I've got below to my blogs and a page featuring selected writing clips for more info on me. I'm much more active on Twitter and Facebook.
Education
  • Cornell University
    History, 1982 - 1986
  • Northwestern University
    American History, 1986 - 1992
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Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Freelance writer and blogger
Skills
Writing, editing, cat management
Employment
  • Confused Cats Against Feminism
    Confused Cat Wrangler, 2014 - present
  • We Hunted the Mammoth
    Head Boy, 2010 - present
  • Money Magazine
    Staff writer
  • In These Times
    Books/Culture Editor
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Chicago, IL, United States