Good morning, y'all. Ready for those links? Yes? Let's do this thing!
Today's video is Oprah Winfrey's Golden Globes Ceremony speech, because how could it be anything else today?
Oprah is a bad ass. It's beyond awful that no black woman has gotten the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement until 2018. There were other important moments too (Natalie Portman making it clear that all the nominees for director were men, for example) but none were as vital as Oprah's speech.
Okay, and now for those links.
Literary/Entertainment: Why Having Darker Skin Always Demands Erasure From Every Narrative, Including Our Own. ‘Last Jedi’ Is 2017’s Box Office Winner in a Women-Led Year. WHY SO MANY MEN HATE THE LAST JEDI BUT CAN’T AGREE ON WHY. There are many statements that people think prove they aren't bigoted that actually only underline their bigotry. They almost always start with "I'm not a [fill in the blank bigot] but..." They also almost always involve "I'd have been okay if someone else [of the minority group in question] did the thing." Heads up: no. You wouldn't. Just watch the midterms and see how many women running for office will have to deal with being talked about in exactly the same terms as HRC. Fuck that. Admit the bias fanboys. The only way that shit goes away is if you do. Winter 2018 TV Preview: Shows Created By & About Women to Mark on Your Calendar. Taraji P. Henson on Hollywood's Refusal to Cast Older Women in Action Movies: 'Fuck That' And I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see Proud Mary. Have a Twitter thread about a Surrealist Artist who happens to be a woman. L.A.’s Female Punk Pioneers Are Writing Themselves Into Rock History. Medievalpoc on Twitter: Ok but like, what I want to know is why there's such a tangible miasma of intense anxiety surrounding the idea that the canon can be revised-and/or it can be replaced. Why does "we can make it better" almost immediately get met with "BUT THEN WE WON'T HAVE ANYTHING!!"? And finally, for men who are worried about being erased: Analyzing the Gender Representation of 34,476 Comic Book Characters. You're in zero danger.
General: WHAT BEING MIXED-RACE TAUGHT ME ABOUT CULTURAL APPROPRIATION IN FOOD. Woot! The notorious RGB is at it again: RUTH BADER GINSBURG SHOWS TRUMP SHE ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE BY HIRING LAW CLERKS FOR 2019 TERM. In a headline that no woman would even remotely find shocking... A shocking number of college men surveyed admit coercing a partner into sex. OMG! Athlete culture is rampant with date-rape pressure! Who'd have thought?! [eye roll] Literally every woman and girl from Middle School on. I'm serious. Dogs know it. Private Prison Companies Are About to Cash In on Trump’s Deportation Regime. This is vile, of course. I'm not sure what it'll take to walk all this shit back, but it needs to start yesterday. The for profit Prison Industrial Complex is profiting off the backs of poor black Americans and now they'll be set up to do the same with refugees and undocumented immigrants. This shit has to stop. Former NFL Player Sheds Light On Baltimore School System’s Unacceptable Heating Problem. Baltimore schools have no heat. Flint still doesn't have potable water. And Puerto Rico still doesn't have power. All of these things are connected by racism. The fact that nothing is being done in spite of AMERICAN CITIZENS being endangered is what institutionalize racism looks like. Why America still permits child marriage. Navy Dentist Murdered By Naturalist Ex In Lake Forest: Coroner. Iceland Becomes First Country to Make Equal Pay a Law. Go Iceland! Have a link on the Health industry--specifically the addiction treatment industry. FACEBOOK IS LOSING THE WAR ON HATE SPEECH. Which is not a shocker given this article: “OH MY GOD, THIS IS SO F---ED UP”: INSIDE SILICON VALLEY’S SECRETIVE, ORGIASTIC DARK SIDE. Who wants to place bets that there's a whole lot of women employees ready for a big round of MeToo? I Designed a Menstrual Cup That's Easier for Disabled People to Use. Stories of Women Workers in Vietnam’s Electronics Industry.