Game dev, writer, small biz & tax consultant to indie devs. Above all, socialist childfree shitposting crazy toad lady from The Fucking Bronx www.sonictoad.com

“Wait your turn” was a good platitude in kindergarten, not obstructing an entire generation after the turn of the millennium.

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We don’t have to do these mental gymnastics or mold our behaviors to the expectations of men.

brunette woman laying naked in queen bed with white flowers next to her
brunette woman laying naked in queen bed with white flowers next to her
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“C’mon Rachel, you’re sending kind of a mixed message there,” one of my male friends pointedly texted.


Stop treating women like the kids we don’t want to have (or have any more of).

Cartoon of a nervous Black woman sitting across a white male doctor’s desk
Cartoon of a nervous Black woman sitting across a white male doctor’s desk
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People keep referring to cities or areas as hard places to live in, but usually don’t specify why.

lateral view of Mateo Street in Los Angeles, gray sky, graffiti-covered buildings and dumpster
lateral view of Mateo Street in Los Angeles, gray sky, graffiti-covered buildings and dumpster
Mateo St. in LA, by Brandi Ibaro via Unsplash


This phenomenon angers and befuddles many. As someone who lived a double life as a teenager, I have insight on this matter.

Racially ambiguous female model in gray sweatshirt with long brown hair hiding her face in the wind
Racially ambiguous female model in gray sweatshirt with long brown hair hiding her face in the wind
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Even women’s attempts to alleviate their own pain and suffering has to be cloaked in this sneering condescension that her body is this noncompliant source of discord that must be “fixed” at all costs.

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We need to talk about adult supremacy and toxic parenting culture, because not all parenting decisions warrant forgiveness.

Sad young boy in dark green jacket and black pants hiding his face and slumped over on a barren farm field
Sad young boy in dark green jacket and black pants hiding his face and slumped over on a barren farm field
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I think she meant well, but no. Not all parents deserve forgiveness.


Something about how much old tech I could hold in my hands made the dreams persist much more strongly.

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“I Love Lisa” from the fourth season of The Simpsons is still worth a watch, but contains some content and concepts that are more frightening in hindsight than any horror movie.

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Single women entrepreneurs don’t exist, according to most business publications. Gaming and digital media hustler Rachel Presser of Sonic Toad Media reflects on single life and how it shaped her entrepreneurial journey.

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