Stuff: I've this deadline thingy, and I'll be turning in a novel. And I'm so very close to finishing. All good things. However, combined with the health issues I've been having... this means putting the blog on hold for the month of May. I'm checking back in here once a week for Feminist Monday. That's the plan, in case it wasn't clear. So, more later.
Lets get this rolling...here is Feminist Monday, starting with today's video:
I'd heard he was awful. I had no idea how awful. Yikes. On the other hand, nice to know that the populist anti-intellect--[cough] anti-elitist movement schtick has been pulled before, and we survived it. (Just barely.) This article frightened me pretty badly. I'm still concerned. We should be. Still, it's good to know that my hunch about American politics staggering back and forth on a path between two extreme precipices is pretty much spot on. Hint: the super delegates and electoral college that I keep hearing people whine about are actually the reason we haven't plunged over the side already.
Entertainment/Literary: Science Fiction Isn’t Just for White Nerds, It’s for Black Nerds Too. This next one is pretty telling. Note: it's gender specific. “We would have paid her the same if she weighed 500 pounds”: Publishing, Weight, and Writers Who Are “Hard To Look At.” No one has ever said anything like this about George R.R. Martin. Why is this a factor for women? Afeni Shakur, Mother of Tupac Shakur and Activist, Dead at 69. The Feminists Of Wakanda.
General: Let’s Talk About Intersex. What Makes Mean Girls Mean? A Black Man Brought 3 Forms of ID to the Polls in Wisconsin. He Still Couldn’t Vote. Now Eddie Lee Holloway is suing—and a federal court just agreed with him. YES, THERE WERE BLACK PEOPLE IN RENAISSANCE EUROPE. Christians, We Need to Get Out of People’s Bathrooms (and Bedrooms.) This next link is in answer to a question I was asked repeatedly after I posted a link my husband sent me. (He thanked me for helping him live longer.) Elizabeth Bear specifically asked me if statistics supported the idea that this was a two way street? I told her that I hadn't given it any thought because Dane has literally saved my life three different times. In any case, apparently...according to the statistics...Dane is an exception to the rule: Marriage boosts odds of living longer with cancer — especially if you’re a guy. I'll be honest. I'm not shocked by this information. (I know. I know.)
 After you've read that article (and do, it's well worth it.) now have a think about what's been going on re: the Hugo Awards in SFF circles. Yeah. Suddenly, it all makes sense, doesn't it?
 The first being that time he nagged me to go to the doctor after I found a lump in my breast. Yep. Cancer. Not just any cancer--the worst and fastest growing/spreading form of breast cancer. In the two months that it took them to remove it, the thing had gone from a little lump to spreading throughout 3/4ths of the breast. Yeah. That.
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