Good morning! I hope you're having a good day so far. I also hope your week is a good one. Shout out to those who gave a few dollars to the coffee fund. You ROCK. And now, for the links and commentary you came here for. Today's link list is pretty short. I'm getting very close to my deadline. So, I've been on the internet less than usual.
First, some videos. And yes, there's more Black Panther. Because I can't get enough warrior women and smart women and wise women in my life. (I still haven't seen the movie. [sigh] Soon. I swear.) Also, Janelle Monáe because she rocks.
Literary/Entertainment: Teaching 1984--how one teacher demonstrates the reality of oppression and fascism. Do I have a problem with how the teens are manipulated? Hell no. They need to understand on a visceral level how media can and will manipulate them. They need to understand how the politics of oppression work. These are things they're going to face in the real world. They also need to face the reality of how people react to oppression and systemic oppression. Films too often skip over how difficult it is to stand up and go straight to demonstrating how easy it is to be the hero of the story. Teens (and adults) need more. So, personally, I think it's brilliant. How The Last Jedi Outfoxes the Alt-Right. That's explains a few things. Heh. Next up, some comics history. The Irreverent, Feminist Comic Book That Fought Chauvinism. Ghanaian Fans Have One Nit To Pick But Otherwise Adore 'Black Panther'. And Sarah Guan talks about Black Panther and the portrayal of WoC in STEM. And HOW BLACK PANTHER CHANGES THE GAME FOR MARVEL MOVIES AND AMERICA [FANDOM FILES #17] And My 7 Favorite Female Detectives. Writer R.F. Kuang discusses The Racial Rubber Stamp.
General: A situation that directly and disproportionately affects victims of domestic abuse: Tenants Can Get Evicted for Calling the Police Across New York and Much of the Country. @AbsurdistWords has a few brilliant things to say about men's perceptions of women. On toxic masculinity--The Boys Are Not All Right. Definition of the word "woke". Women Keep Having to Answer for Male Sexual Misconduct and It Needs to Stop. Lastly, Iceland just made it illegal to pay men more than women for the same job.
Trigger Warning: Iasia Sweeting: ‘I was literally stolen from my life’
 Otherwise, they may find themselves taken advantage of by Russian political plots. (The staunch denial in the face of overwhelming evidence is typical of victims of confidence schemes. They're just too embarrassed to admit they've been tricked.)
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