Good morning, y'all. Are you ready for some righteous anger? Let's do this thing. First up, today's video.
Literary/Entertainment: Listed under "How not to do it" I give you Not Recommended: Keira Drake's THE CONTINENT (the 2018 revision). Look, I know watching out for your own biases and correcting them is difficult work. It's hard being called out when we fail too. But FFS don't go through all the embarrassment and pain of the big lesson and then half-ass it. Next, Michi Trota writes about Age of the Geek, Baby. And then Black Panther: 'Why black people like me are refusing to be sub-plots' and ‘Black Panther’ Is Ready To Take Dark-Skinned Actresses (And Colorism) Seriously and Nalo Hopkinson talks about Black Panther in Afrofuturism, sci-fi and why 'it is a radical act for Black people to imagine having a future'. Also, At 80, Judy Blume Reflects On Feminism, #MeToo And Keeping Margaret 12. It's funny. I never read those books. (Largely because it would've stripped my geek cred.) I can't help thinking it would've made my life better, if I had. And Altered Carbon and the Limits of Cyberpunk’s Sexual Imagination. And the #MeToo movement is still going strong. Gwenda Bond writes #metoo #ustoo Change Starts Now: Stand Against Harassment in the YA/Kidlit Community and Sexual Harassment in the Children’s Book Industry. These Three Poems Will Wake Up Your Soul: Black Feminist Poet Warriors Walker, Jordan, And Lorde. Why 'Fresh Off the Boat' Is Doing an Episode in Mandarin (Guest Column). Building The Disabled World. The decades-long mystery of Natalie Wood’s final moments as she drowned in the ocean. Why We Applaud Woody Allen’s Misogyny. And lastly, This Is Why Uma Thurman Is Angry.
General: Women in Arizona State Prison Would Have to Work 27 Hours Just to Get a Box of Tampons. The prison industrial complex needs to die now. Also, this is some bullshit too: Kentucky Rushes to Remake Medicaid as Other States Prepare to Follow. And have an example of modern day racism still in effect: The Michigan town where only Christians are allowed to buy houses. I don't know about you, but I thought discrimination based upon religion was against the Constitution? Pygmalion President: Trump and the Ancient Myth of the Perfect Woman. Unpacking DNA Ancestry Tests. Also have a look at this video that explains why it's racist to talk about blood quantum and how those conversations are part of what oppresses Native Americans and removes their claim to land--if you haven't. Florida Bill Seeks to Stop Arrests Of Injured Immigrant Workers. And Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'. And on the importance of gender in science writing: I Spent Two Years Trying to Fix the Gender Imbalance in My Stories. And Cheap White Whine: Racism, Affirmative Action, and the Myth of White Victimhood. A Father Abuses His Children but Somehow Their Mother Goes to Prison for 30 Years. Indiana Is Addressing Infant Mortality Using Fake Clinics.