I decided to use this Aliens image because it made me smile this morning. No significance other than that. :) Let's move on into those links, shall we?
Today's link is Black Girl Nerds review Wonder Woman. For the record, I saw WW twice and bawled both times. ;)
Great short story: After a Revolution by Dimas Ilaw.
Literary/Entertainment: Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park leave Hawaii Five-O over unequal pay. Good on them because there is no excuse for this crap. Female and Older Moviegoers Helped “Wonder Woman” Soar at the Box Office. Yes, Hollywood. By all means act surprised. AGAIN. [yawn] We all know this means you'll promptly forget the lesson and go right back to the nine million reboots of Spiderman. Because young white males are the only people who see movies. We know. A Widow’s Rage Defense of Patton Oswalt’s Engagement. It's time to stop deciding how other people should lead their emotional lives and their romantic relationships. Seriously. Shut the fuck up already. 'Have a point of view' - Fireside Fiction on 5 years of innovative publishing. This next one is close to home. Black Characters and Non-Black Writers: An Imperfect Union. This is why I chose to work with a group which funds writing workshop scholarships for beginning/intermediate black writers. Because as a white writer, it's not enough to include black characters and other characters of color in my work. I have to make space for writers of color to write about characters of color too--particularly if I write characters of color. Otherwise, it's the same old system of oppression and nothing changes. 'Black America Again,' starring Common and directed by Bradford Young, wins LAFF Best Short Documentary. It's beautifully shot. Watch it. And Academy Board of Governors Is Now 39% Female. Holy crap. That's over the 1/3 mark. That's huge. It'll be interesting to see what happens next. Pink Gloves Still Give Black Eyes: Exploring 'Alternative' Femininity in Women's Combat Sports. I'll admit, I haven't had time to read that article, but I'm saving it to read.
General: ‘Recipe for Discrimination’: Legal Battle Brews Over New ‘Religious Refusal’ Child Welfare Law. That law is the worst load of bullshit. [sigh] More on the prison industrial complex-->The states that spend more money on prisoners than college students. Texas is the worst. I'm so not surprised. The Texas Legislature is obsessed with Libertarianism and extremist Right Wing Christian crap. For those who aren't really sure about the existence of racism within the police read But the Gag Is by Son of Baldwin. Next up-- I shared my toddler's hospital bill on Twitter. First came supporters — then death threats. [Sigh] We really do need to do something about the Troll Problem. The future of healthcare as run by the GOP is already being played out. ‘People Are Dying Here’: Federal Hospitals Fail Tribes. Again, areas with more "brown people" are more likely to have fewer Federal and state support for the poor. They're also likely to have harsher laws around those support systems making obtaining assistance more difficult. Here’s how Elon Musk could have appropriately responded to gender discrimination allegations. That's an issue that seems to be coming up a lot lately. ([cough]Uber[cough]) Maybe it's time to do something? ROUNDTABLE: FIXING FOOD MEDIA'S WHITE SUPREMACY PROBLEM. And How Income Inequality Is Messing With Kids’ Brains. Lastly, THIS ONE THOUSAND TIMES-->Civilians shouldn’t have to de-escalate police. from the article: "It seems that the legal system is really asking civilians to de-escalate adrenaline-fueled cops. We must remain calm while facing a loaded gun while the trained officers can panic and overreact." I would change it to, "It seems that the legal system is really asking civilians to de-escalate adrenaline-fueled, and roid-raged cops." Look, we've known that police departments have been encouraging officers to beef up for years. We've known for quite some time that there's a connection between steroid abuse and violence. Why aren't we connecting the damned dots? Oh, right. Because of the third factor: Racism.
is a Science Fiction and Fantasy author living in Texas.