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You may have noticed that ol' Wonkette dot com tends to be a pretty white sort of place. We have a gay, and a senior, and a bunch of vagendas, but it's been really some time since we had any writers of color. And when you write quite a bit about police brutality, the justice system, and Jeff Sessions, that severe lack becomes severely embarrassing.


Well, we put out a call over the weekend, and we've got about half a dozen new writers starting like NOW. One dude is going to do science stuff; another is going to write up the Sunday shows. A couple young women will do fashion and culture. Another is from Reductress and is going to write the hilarious nonsense OF OUR DREAMS. With so many amazing people pouring forth, we had to start sending out stupid rejection letters that hurt us in our heart. But then we kept getting more emails from women who were, like, art history psychologists and environmental activists, so: Stupid rejection letters SUSPENDED.

And as of yesterday, we have posts (which we hope to have on the daily) from Wonderbitch and A Nice Lady. (She is not really very nice.) Have you welcomed them yet? Some non-wonker shitmouth trolls have! (Don't worry, they've mostly all been deleted.)

Which leads us to: It's that time of the month where we say please send us money. (Sorry to fundraise off you, 'bitch and Nice Lady. It is just a thing that happens here.) You already know we're ad-free and our ONLY source of income is YOU. Wonkette is not a hobby blog; four of us work here VERY full time -- with benefits! -- and we've got a host of part-timers and freelancers too, and, as if we haven't just said this throughout this whole post, we just DOUBLED OR TRIPLED THEM.

Do we have extra money for all that extra freelance? Not in particular! We just looked at our bank account and oh, that's weird, we spent ALL THE MONEY. But for the past six years we've been living on the principle "God and the Wonkers will provide." And for the past six years, YOU HAVE (because God does not exist).

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Rebecca Schoenkopf

Rebecca Schoenkopf is the owner, publisher, and editrix of Wonkette. She is a nice lady, SHUT UP YUH HUH. She is very tired with this fucking nonsense all of the time, and it would be terrific if you sent money to keep this bitch afloat. She is on maternity leave until 2033.

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