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Men Yell at Me

Lyz Lenz
This newsletter is funny, personal, political, and always raises hell.
Created 11 Dec 2018
  • White Christianity is Killing America
    14 Apr 20211 day ago • 6 min read • 28 16
    This is the free edition of my newsletter “Men Yell At Me.” Subscribers can comment, receive a Friday email crowning a dingus of the week, and also participate in a Sunday open thread, where we talk a...
  • Dingus of the Week: Wayne LaPierre
    09 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 31 22
    That face when the only defense against your deeds is yachts. This week, America learned that NRA executive Wayne LaPierre hid out on a yacht after school shootings made him fear for his life. That’s ...
  • The Death of a Cat
    07 Apr 2021 • 9 min read • 63 28
    My son’s cat, Chewy, died in April of 2020. The world was a confusing place then. The world is always a confusing place, but sometimes we convince ourselves we can force it into a pattern, something w...
  • Dingus of the Week: Kristi Noem
    02 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 33 55
    It’s so hard when you fumble on your bigotry. This week, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem — known for her work with the “Meth. We’re on It” campaign, which let the world know that South Datoka is run...
  • When the Mob Comes
    31 Mar 2021 • 18 min read • 44 24
    The first time the online mob came for me was in 2016. I was live-tweeting my caucus experience, which I was writing about for VICE, during the realignment period of the caucuses, which is basically w...
  • Dingus of the Week: That Giant Boat Stuck in the Canal
    26 Mar 2021 • < 1 min read • 46 49
    Like boats in the Suez Canal, so go the days of our lives. (Image via Getty) Hello! There is a giant boat stuck in the Suez Canal! Just right there. Clogging everything up like the free Krispy Kreme i...
  • If You Don't Like it, Move
    24 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 65 21
    I made a very specific decision not to use the image of the house with the graffiti that I mention in the article as I think it will only encourage more hate and I don’t want that to be the image peop...
  • Dingus of the Week: Cherokee Sheriff’s Office
    19 Mar 2021 • < 1 min read • 42 29
    When men have a bad day, people die. When women have bad days, we go to therapy. (Image via Getty) This week, after the mass murder of six Asian women in Atlanta, Georgia, I reached out to my friend K...
  • The Myth of the One Good Man
    17 Mar 2021 • 6 min read • 40 5
    View of demonstrators as they carry banners and signs on Pennsylvania Avenue (at approximately 3rd St NW) during the Equal Rights Amendment March, Washington DC, July 9, 1978. (Photo by Ann E. Zelle/G...
  • Dingus of the Week: Absolutely All of England
    12 Mar 2021 • < 1 min read • 45 18
    Definitely not racist. Not these colonizers. (Image via Getty) America is a hellhole. So for today, let’s pick on someone else: The British. That’s right, the entire country of England. Last Sunday, H...
  • The Trial of Andrea Sahouri and Defending the First Amendment
    10 Mar 2021 • 7 min read • 25 4
    The Des Moines Register's Executive Editor Carol Hunter walks under the newspaper's logo with a clock on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post ...
  • Dingus of the Week: Idaho State Rep. Charlie Shepherd
    05 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 20 10
    Sometimes people say to me, “Oh Iowa. I love your potatoes.” (Image via Getty) You might not know Charlie Shepherd. I didn’t know Charlie until a few days ago, when I read a story about the Idaho stat...
  • My Life as an Experiment
    03 Mar 2021 • 10 min read • 46 21
    In this photo illustration a medical syringe and a vial with COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine seen in front of the Novavax the U.S. vaccine development company logo. (Photo Illustration by Pavlo Conchar/S...
  • Dingus of the Week: Adam Kinzinger
    27 Feb 2021 • < 1 min read • 40 32
    How can he be a bigot? Look at that tie! (Image via Getty) There are a lot of well-dressed people, who say nice things, and tweet nice tweets, but then go ahead and vote against really good legislatio...
  • What Happens When Local News Erases Black Stories?
    26 Feb 2021 • 2 min read • 18 4
    Dana James is writing to save lives. James is an award-winning journalist, who worked for the Des Moines Register for seven years. She left journalism in the early 2000s, when newsrooms began downsizi...
  • Rad Ladies Episode 3: Why Doesn't Oprah Like Your Book?
    25 Feb 2021 • < 1 min read • 9 5
    In this episode of Rad Ladies, Lyz and Sunshine talk to Elon Green and his eight-year-old son Patty*, about being a kid with a writer parent, ideas for writing, Oprah, and changes to the podcast. Come...
  • Where Does Your State Stand on Laws Protecting Victims of Childhood Sexual Assault?
    24 Feb 2021 • 4 min read • 20 15
    In 2019, David Gray stood in front of All Saints Catholic Church, where he says he and other boys were abused in the 1970s. Gray is one of thousands of child abuse victims seeking justice. (Image via ...
  • Dingus of the Week: Ted Cruz
    19 Feb 2021 • 7 min read • 26 6
    This week’s newsletter is devoted to the state of Texas. I grew up in Texas and my parents live there now, where they are huddled inside their house with my little brother, sick with Covid, boiling wh...
  • Watching The Great British Baking Show at the End of the World
    17 Feb 2021 • 5 min read • 47 13
    Jermaine Jenas inspects his baking whilst Louise Redknapp dives into her baking task, in the background, for the Comic Relief special episode of the Great British Bake Off for sport relief 2016 in Ber...
  • Dingus of the Week: Alexander Nazaryan
    13 Feb 2021 • < 1 min read • 41 10
    This week, the journalist Alexander Nazaryan published an op-ed in The Atlantic where he wrote fondly about covering the Trump presidency, comparing it to fighting on Omaha Beach. He wrote that he mis...
  • Swinging With Absalom
    12 Feb 2021 • 12 min read • 38 8
    This essay was originally published on Feb 23, 2015 in The Toast in the section called The Butter, which was edited by Roxane Gay. I am publishing some older essays of mine, which I love, while I reco...
  • Is It Finally Time for Some Equal Rights?
    10 Feb 2021 • 3 min read • 25 3
    View of demonstrators as they carry a banner on Pennsylvania Avenue (at approximately 4th St NW) during the Equal Rights Amendment March, Washington, DC, July 9, 1978. (Image via Getty) Last year, on ...
  • A Weekend Cocktail and a Story
    07 Feb 2021 • < 1 min read • 15 7
    This week's cocktail is from an amazing writer who I love and admire, Allison Wright, who generously volunteered to give us all a story and a drink while I recuperate from my broken wrist. Allison Wri...
  • Dingus of the Week: Nancy Mace
    05 Feb 2021 • 3 min read • 18 1
    Every week, I crown a Dingus of the Week. This week, because I broke my wrist, my friend Elon Green offered to write the dingus email. Elon is a journalist whose book Last Call: A True Story of Love, ...
  • I Am Worried We Will Forget
    03 Feb 2021 • 8 min read • 64 15
    Caption: A memorial to victims of COVID-19 is seen at the Lincoln Memorial pool on January 19, 2021, in Washington, DC. Image via Getty. Some days, when I am walking or running in my neighborhood, I w...