Good morning. I wanted to say that I deeply appreciate y'all dropping by for each week's collection of links and commentary. Hopefully, this still helps provide a bigger picture just by having them in the same place. Yes, I curate the links. But I figure this is a good, solid start. Feminism isn't about agreeing on every detail. If the whole point to it is that women are people--this also means we're allowed to disagree amongst ourselves. Blind loyalty without criticism is not a good thing in a philosophy if you ask me. Anyway, I've learned a great deal from my sisters who've disagreed with me. And I've grown and learned as a result. Hopefully, this will continue. And now, for those links.
This is why I don't find it even remotely funny when people use "bitch" and "pussy" to put down others.
Jen's activism checklist: May 21, 2017.
Entertainment/Literary: Interested in a list of asexual fiction? This link is for you. (Many thanks to Jen from Skiffy and Fanty.) The Aromantic and Asexual Speculative Fiction Database. And No, Actually, J.Law Isn’t Going to Apologize for Partying, Thank You Very Much. Good for her! 11 Things You Wouldn't Have Without Black Women. And Dragons Are for White Kids with Money: On the Friction of Geekdom and Race talks about what it was like to be a POC and a geek. Daniel Jose Ruiz also makes a number of other great points. Soon, the Geena Davis Institute won't be the only group looking into Gender issues in media. Women in Film and Television UK Launches Research Institute for Gender in Media. We need statistics to provide a clearer picture. Melissa McCarthy Went High This Weekend so SNL Could Go Deliciously Low. Black Girl Nerds got me interested in another new series: 5 Things Everyone Will Talk About in ABC’s Still-Star Crossed.
General: From NPR--As White Supremacists Push Onto Campuses, Schools Wrestle With Response. IMHO, if you're pushing hate and encouraging harm then you've given up your free speech right. Still, even that is a tough line to draw. Local teen told afro is 'extreme' and can't be worn at school. Come on. This is racism. Straight up. Stop policing black hair. Just stop. ‘Hitler Street’ and swastika landscaping: A New York enclave’s hidden Nazi past. Wow. That's just...creepy. TEXAS POLITICIANS ARE TURNING LIES INTO ANTI-ABORTION LAWS.
Trigger warning: A millionaire, a hotel maid and an arrest after the inauguration for sex abuse.
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