Hello, y'all. It's Monday again. Are you ready? Okay. :) Today's video:
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Entertainment/Literary: And to fit with the above video, have Nora Jemisen's blog post titled, Time for a captain who’s a black woman, Star Trek. When is a slate is not a slate? Or why is the puppy sad? AKA When trolls return to their trolling. Again. I firmly believe it's an attempt to get the most vocal "SJWs" to quit the race and thus, clear the path for the assholes. And if they don't quit, then they'll be called hypocrites. Press 'ignore' is the best response at this point. Check out Kate Elliot's Black Wolves. Lipstick, Feelings, and Vulnerability in Marvel's Agent Carter. Junot Diaz on why it's so important to read authors who don't look like you. And Tempest Bradford's The Cultural Appropriation Primer.
General: When you're accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression. Where do all the girls go? Explores what friendship means. It's almost Easter which means it's almost time for Ireland to celebrate its 100th year as a nation. Women were an important part of Ireland's history. However, more often than not they've been erased from it. So, learn about Eight Women of the Easter Rising. Heres a link from my friend, Tiffany, It's 2016, we shouldn't have to hide our natural hair at work! No shit. That's been going on forever and needs to just stop. The military is only just now starting to change their rules about hair. And As Women Take Over a Male-Dominated Field, the Pay Drops. Think about it. Professions that were once highly respected and high paid when men dominated the field in question: secretaries, teachers, and more recently? Webmasters. Yes, webmasters. When I entered the field men were making six figures to be glorified word-processors. I was stunned. I also was paid half of what the men were. Half. I'd been working with word-processors since before they acquired a user friendly interface. HTML tagging is exactly the same thing. I watched as word-processing software got more and more user friendly while HTML coding got more and more complex. I've been making the observation that this was probably gender-related for a couple of decades, and I've been met with extreme hostility. I even lost a good male friend over it. Women need more sleep than men because fighting the patriarchy is exhausting. Indiana law will force women to pay for fetus funerals. I can't even. And before someone whips out with the Snopes, have this. Pope fires Vatican ambassador to US over Kim Davis. Too little too late? This Black Girl Will Ignore You: BUST True Story. "I'll never vote for Hillary!" Yeah. OK. Senate Bill could block interracial, inter faith marriages (SB 180)
Trigger Warning: Out Here, No One Can Hear You Scream, Idaho sheriff objects to mandatory rape kit testing because 'majority of cases are consensual sex'.
 I had years of experience as a graphic designer. And the tech company I worked for not only refused to promote me, they hired a male straight out of school with zero experience and paid him 50% more than I was making. I was livid. And you know what? He didn't hang around.
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