Jess Lahitou

Associate Editor

BIO

Jess writes about Politics and Education, with the occasional foray into Culture (mostly of the Pop and book-ish variety). She has a regular column at The Good Men Project, and is a sometime contributor to Elite Daily. Loves: Flannery O'Connor, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Colombia. Loathes: Mayonnaise and hypocrisy.

Jess Lahitou's Articles

Jon Ossoff is trying to #flipthe6th by winning as a Democrat. Celebs can help by shutting up. (Image Credit: Instagram/jonosstoff)

If Hollywood Really Wants To Help Jon Ossoff, They Should Be Quiet Now

Democrats and Hollywood. Hollywood and Democrats. The two have shared a locked embrace for decades, fawning with delight and admiration, one over the other. Hollywood is cool. Of course. Celebrities are gorgeous, they’re filthy rich, they’re smooth-talking... Read...
Jess Lahitou   |   04.19.17 10:10am   |   SHARE
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Sean Spicer's Bumbling Anti-Semitism Is Appalling & Dangerous

Let’s break this down for Spicer.
Jess Lahitou   |   04.12.17 4:47am   |   SHARE
Maybe it's not sexy or trendy, but foreign policy has life or death consequences for people all over the world. (Image Credit: Shaker Bison)

This Is Why Foreign Policy Matters

That’s what Syria is — our morally bankrupt foreign policy, impossible to escape, impossible to fix.
Jess Lahitou   |   04.5.17 11:06am   |   SHARE
Pharmaceutical companies, like tobacco companies, are in the business of making a profit.

Big Pharma & Big Tobacco: A Tale Of Two Deadly Scandals

Is there a difference between what the cigs biz did back in the 1950s and ‘60s and the way present-day pharmaceutical companies have aggressively marketed opioids like OxyContin?
Jess Lahitou   |   03.31.17 8:18am   |   SHARE
Why are female-voiced bots responding so passively - or even gratefully - to sexual harassment?

Sexism Programmed Into Bots Like Siri? Yeah, It's True

Digital assistants such as Siri are not people. Yet, the way these female-voiced bots are programmed to react when being sexualized or sexually harassed paints a pretty bleak picture of how Silicon Valley organizes its values.
Jess Lahitou   |   03.22.17 12:01am   |   SHARE
"Wayne Tracker" was Rex Tillerson's alias email account while he served as CEO of Exxon Mobil.

"Wayne Tracker:" Cowboy GPS OR Exxon Mobil Alias For U.S. Secretary Of State?

Wayne Tracker. When I first came across this made-up alias, it didn’t speak to me like someone’s first and last name. I read it instead as a job description. Imagine: a discombobulated actor playing Cowboy 3 escapes off some western set, wanders onto a Hunger... Read...
Jess Lahitou   |   03.15.17 12:01am   |   SHARE
Mainstream pornography preaches messages about sex that are usually negative and dehumanizing to women.

Pornhub Launched A 'Sexual Health & Wellness Center,' But The Site Is The Wrong Messenger

To explain the problems mainstream porn represents for feminists (or more accurately, anyone not at the top of the porn industry food chain) could easily take years of research and tome-length exposition.
Jess Lahitou   |   03.10.17 12:01am   |   SHARE
Sinking to new lows as POTUS. (Image Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

Donald Trump's Speech To Joint Session Of Congress: A New Level Of Egomaniac Emerges, Hidden Under Rapturous Applause

This is the first time I’ve seen a sitting president “spin” a clear military defeat to save his own ego, and use a bereft and heartbroken wife in order to get away with it. Disgust is not the right word. Horror, maybe. Disbelief and revulsion crashing into... Read...
Jess Lahitou   |   03.1.17 8:17am   |   SHARE
Milo Yiannopoulos reaches the limit for his "free speech" argument. (Image Credit: Instagram/milo.yiannopoulos)

Sexual Abuse Of Children - Yes, It's Worse Than Racist Or Sexist Online Trolling

Every legal system in the world recognizes gradations of bad behavior. It’s why, thank the judiciary, a person will face different penalties for stealing a wallet than robbing a bank. Yep, both are wrong. And what’s more, they’re both wrong within the exact... Read...
Jess Lahitou   |   02.22.17 12:01am   |   SHARE
An early look at just how bad (or not) some of Trump's nominees are so far.

Trump's Cabinet Pie Chart Analysis: Who Is Most Likely To Wreak Havoc?

Perhaps you’ve noticed that Democrats and Republicans aren’t getting along so well these days. Or maybe not, since it’s been quite some serious time since civility ruled the day in Washington, D.C. Partisan bickering is a 21st century reality, no doubt. But... Read...
Jess Lahitou   |   02.9.17 1:40pm   |   SHARE