Feminist Monday, July 2
Good morning, y'all. I hope you had a relaxing weekend and are energized for fighting through another week. Here are today's videos.
Regarding that second video: taking into consideration when those statues were erected, they were intended to show support of Jim Crow laws and during the second wave (in the '50s and '60s) the anti-civil rights campaign. And who gathered a majority of the funding to create these monuments? The Daughters of the Confederacy--that's right, white women. Yeah. Personally, I think John Oliver should've pointed that out. Just because you're part of a marginalized group doesn't mean you can't participate in the oppression of another marginalized group. Have doubts? Rewatch the first video. Okay. On to the links you came here for.
Entertainment/Literary: How Pixar’s Open Sexism Ruined My Dream Job. My degree is in Computer Animation. There was a time when I wanted to work at Pixar. (I ultimately gave up on working in the Gaming Industry because of the sexism.) So that story hit's home pretty hard. Terry Crews Will Not Appear In 'Expendables 4' Due To Threat From Movie Producer. If your response to the #MeToo movement is "men get sexually harassed too!" and you don't know and support Terry Crews, you're not making that statement in good faith. TRASH AND TREASURE: FOZ MEADOWS ON QUEER REFLECTIONS. And Amber Tamblyn's debut novel expands the #MeToo conversation. Author Elizabeth Bear writes, I am a working-class white person.
General: First up, Constance Adams, Architect of Space Habitats, Is Dead at 53. America's space program owes a great deal to women who didn't get credit for their work. (Katherine Johnson for example.) Next up, The cost of reporting while female. The threats against reporters by the Extreme Right first affect marginalized groups within that profession because they are viewed to be less powerful. In more positive news, Iceland has made it illegal to pay women less than men. And Supreme Court Sides With California Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers. Proof that the Pro-Life movement is actually only Pro-Forced Birth-->The ever present barrage of bullshit affecting the lives of pregnant women, mothers, and the babies who've been born. Listen to ‘The Daily’: The Rampant Problem of Pregnancy Discrimination. Also, America’s Forgotten History of Illegal Deportations.
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