Hello. Sorry about Friday. I got so caught up in my current writing projects that I forgot what day it was. This is a very good thing, actually. I'm producing more stories! Soon, I may even have more than one novel going at once. [gasp] You know, like I used to before I actually got published. Heh. Anyway, my weekend was pretty good. (Outside of the arthritis flare up.) I hope yours was too. So, let's get on with it. Have a video about what's going on in Texas.
And now, those links...
Literary/Entertainment: How does the literary canon reinforce the logic of the incel? Okay. So, something I'd like to see die out? This urge to say, "Well, those dudes won't be getting any." I see it over and over in arguments about Incels from cishet men who think they're being supportive. Think twice about saying shit like that, y'all. Think about what you're really saying. In this case, "I'm getting some because I at least entertain the idea that women are more. Even though...not really. So, I win!" (Sexism is sneaky, y'all.) In any case, yes, women and other marginalized groups are forced to read literature that degrades them all the time. They're constantly being told that their stories are not as worthy as white cishet men's. And yes, violence is one of the results for teaching cishet men not to have empathy for others. Next, A queer, diverse Nancy Drew: is this how to keep children's classics alive? Since Nancy Drew is a corporate entity using ghost writers that has already made changes over the years to keep itself viable...I have zero issue with this. Little Women on the other hand is a specific author's work. I've no problem with creating a comic based on Little Women, I just don't know about rewriting it and calling it Little Women. Yes, the original is still available. And that's why I don't feel passionate about the subject. Anyway, we'll move on. Comic artist Damian Alexander talks about toxic masculinity and how early it is instilled in boys. Read the whole Twitter thread. It's great. And Our Queer Future: 10 Diverse Space Operas. And LeVar Burton reads Nisi Shawl's Black Betty. Give it a listen. It's great. I cried. MEANINGLESS OFF-SCREEN QUEERING HAS GOT TO STOP. And Alex Acks' MY HOUSEMATE EXPLAINS THE FOUNTAINHEAD TO ME is a wonderful take down of an overhyped, toxic novel. And now have an essay titled Burlesque and the Lens of Rewriting by Elsa Sjunneson-Henry. Then there's I’m done helping the NFL Players Association pay lip service to domestic violence prevention. And Xbox Adaptive Controller a 'first' for disabled gamers.
General: 8 Ways to Talk to a Suicidal Friend Without Making It Worse. Good advice after the recent high profile suicides. Next up, Captain Awkward discusses a #MeToo related situation. #1110: “Dudebro won’t stop bugging me about another dudebro. I JUST WANNA DO MY JOB.” Have an example of over the top road rage directed at two women. Oregon man breaks woman’s arm, knocks out her fiancee in road rage attack, police say. There is no way that would've gone that far if his victims had been men. Next, I've a story for you that corrects a mistaken impression I kind of helped spread. (Sorry.) It's about pockets. Can We Discuss Pockets? or, Beware Bad Revisionist History. And CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX CHAIRMAN BLASTS SOUTH DAKOTA CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE ON TRIBAL RESERVATION COMMENTS. When immigrants are being arrested for delivering pizza, are you really surprised by this? Fewer Immigrants Are Reporting Domestic Abuse. Police Blame Fear of Deportation. When marginalized communities do not feel they can safely call for help from the system, another system begins to take its place. The more helpless within that community suffer even more. There are long term consequences for this shit. In other news, Another judge blocks feds from ending teen pregnancy grant.
Creating a safe workplace for women in the post-MeToo era. I found this next story interesting. Food firms could face litigation over neuromarketing to hijack brains. And lastly, ‘You know why the lady called the police’: Black people face 911 calls for innocuous acts.
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