what we learned in 2014
Mostly Australia lived up to its global reputation as the world's largest trailer park.
The term "rape culture" is a neat shorthand people use when acknowledging that we, as a society, enable, excuse, and even encourage rape in myriad, overlapping, often immensely complicated ways.
Being "famous" now apparently means humiliating yourself over and over like you're a perpetual game show contestant.
Sexism's had a strong year, so let's look back with misty eyes at all the misogyny and reactionary weirdness from horrible dude-bros.
Remember when the internet used to be fun?
The rent stayed high, hip-hop stayed strange, the police stayed awful, and a lot of people wanted Taylor Swift to stay away.
The world went on getting warmer this year, but there is now a glimmer of hope that people might be realizing how bad the situation has become.
Whenever the world goes to hell in a family-size hand basket, people act surprised that they keep getting surprised.