So, now I understand we're doing an election recount. I've heard that 5,000 votes for Trump in Wisconsin have already been disqualified. That's more election day screwy than has ever happened in the past three decades. It's obvious something is wrong. It's obvious that a foreign power had undue influence on the election. In my opinion, we need to find those responsible and prosecute them. We need to fix the problems with media--false news sites in particular. We can't shrug our shoulders about this shit anymore. It threatens faith in our democracy. Do I really need to add that any group or individual who is willing to win power at any cost isn't fit to serve in our government? Looking at the popular vote numbers, I strongly suspect I don't.
So, today I did a search on YouTube for "Feminism" and didn't find a single positive search return in the top twenty. I'm not shocked to discover this, but I will point this out to those who believe that misogyny is an "old white man" problem. YouTube is not where the old white men hang out, y'all. It's a place where GenX and Millennials hang out. It also demonstrates the effects of the US election. Anyway, today's video:
Call for Action: Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide.
Literary/Entertainment: Have some good news...Elaine Welteroth Named new Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue, And we all Rejoice. Naming a black woman as chief editor of a major fashion magazine is a good, good thing, y'all. Next, I've never been a big fan of Steampunk. One of the biggest reasons why is because of the glorification of imperialism. I've stayed away from it for that reason alone. So, fast forward a few years. Apparently, it's now being taken over by white supremacists. Color me not surprised: Steampunk, Guns and the Imperial Mission. Here's an important discussion about Native American representation in children's literature. Jim Hines is still running that Fundraiser for Transgender Michigan. Go on over and bid on something. (I've signed copies of Cold Iron up for auction as well as a Tuckerization in my newest project.) It's a great cause. Go for it!
General: I've argued more than once that the concept of "race" is bullshit--that it's actually about social and financial power based upon appearance. It has nothing to do with science or even scientific evidence that "race" exists. Ethnic/cultural background? Sure. But a scientific division? No. The whole concept is merely an excuse for hate. To learn more about this, read: How do you become "white" in America? And in related news the Southern Poverty Law Center reports: Twitter Bans Prominent Alt-Right Accounts But Other Hate Group Leaders Remain. And Trump’s disavowals of white nationalists ring hollow to white nationalists — and everyone else. Also, the New York Times tells Trump to Fuck Off: No, Trump, We Can’t Just Get Along, and if this doesn't scare the shit out of you I don't know what to say: President Obama Will Soon Turn Over the Keys to the Surveillance State to President-Elect Trump. (Also read the NYTimes article: The Secret Agenda of a Facebook Quiz.) And, in what should be obvious to most people who read this blog, we now have the data proving that Feminism is indeed for everyone because it benefits everyone: Sexist men have psychological problems. Next up, The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Partner Abuse in Activist Communities is a .pdf file outlining much-needed work. No more rock stars: how to stop abuse in tech communities. And if you think that corporations can't be racist, this is for you: Crash Test Dummies Show The Difference Between Cars In Mexico And U.S..
Trigger Warning: Turkey withdraws child rape bill after street protests. And this is so full of FUCK YOU NO I can't even: Child custody rights for rapists? Most states have them.
is a Science Fiction and Fantasy author living in Texas.