It's going to be so difficult to focus on anything but the news today, y'all. That's three of Trump's people in one go. THREE. And those three are much much closer to Trump than I anticipated the FBI would start with. (And the day hasn't even gotten started yet.) The shit-avalanche is getting rolling far faster than I thought it would. Of course, Trump is sloppier and not as intelligent as Nixon. I can't tell you how relieved I am to see all this at last. Of course, it ain't over yet. Still, I'm over here doing a little dance.
Let's get started, shall we?
I will add that there's another voice no one fucking listened to: Hillary Clinton. (I can't find the link right now because--of course--Trump is attempting to connect Hillary to Russia himself.) But HRC was talking about Trump colluding with Russia during the election. No one listened. AGAIN.
And now...those links.
Entertainment/Literary: Oil Lobbyists: Thunderbird Strike Video Game 'Promotes Ecoterrorism'. The award-winning game features an Indigenous thunderbird that destroys pipelines and restores the environment. Women, The Louvre, and art. Why are there only three artists that are women represented in The Louvre and yet, there are hundreds of depictions of women? Reappearing Women: A Conversation Between Marie Darrieussecq and Kate Zambreno. And Rose McGowan Excoriates Hollywood: “It’s Time to Clean House”. Asia Argento flees Italy after public condemns her for speaking out about Harvey Weinstein, Why Harvey Weinstein Is Just History Repeating Itself, and Selma Blair: James Toback threatened to kill me after sexual harassment. Filed under HOLY FUCKING CRAP, REALLY?! High School Golf Champion Cannot Play in Team's State Finals Due to Her Sex. And this is a huge problem, y'all. It's very scary. Anne Frank’s diary was read in Italian stadiums. Some fans turned their backs and sang in protest. On a more positive tack (see what I did there?) How far they’ll go: Moana shows the power of Polynesian celestial navigation.
General: I'm just going to start with this one because seriously, dude. Seriously. You Can’t Back White Nationalist Shrines and Complain When You’re Linked to White Nationalists. Need actual data on the subject of Silicon Valley and diverse hiring? Hidden figures: How Silicon Valley keeps diversity data secret. Have: A #MeToo for clueless men. And for the holiday version: Why Halloween Costumes Don't Excuse Sexual Harassment. And on the political front: Trump says sex harassment claims are ‘fake news,’ but there are corroborators. I've never understood why those allegations didn't sink him in the primaries. I still don't. There's video proof, ffs. If you need more information on why it's so difficult for women to speak out, here's Weighing the Costs of Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein. And here's a great article on the cultural changes we're seeing. In Defense of Political Correctness and 3 Reasons to Find a Better Term Than ‘-Phobia’ to Describe Oppression. On the abortion rights front: Congress is holding a hearing on a bill that would ban virtually all abortions, Court clears the way for undocumented teenager to get abortion immediately, and A Trump Official Once Suggested Women Who Get Free Contraception Should Swear They Won't Get An Abortion. Next, Can we talk about the gender pay gap? Remember that women also pay more for goods and services--like dry cleaning and clothes and shoes. Basically, if it's marketed to women, it costs more. So, it's not just that we're paid less. Lastly, Mother Of Slain Teen To Trump: Defend All LGBTQ People, Not Just My Child.