Good morning, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. We didn't get washed away in a flood. So, I'm doing great. :) And now, those links you're probably looking for... And now...today's video:
Literary/Entertainment: This New “Doctor Who” Clothing Line Is Size-Inclusive And Awesome. I know. I already linked to this yesterday, but I had to do it again. :) Mary Beard and Her ‘Battle Cry’ Against Internet Trolling. Insults and rape threats. Writers shouldn’t have to deal with this. MICHAEL DERRICK HUDSON, BEFORE YOU STEAL MY CHINESE NAME. The Historical Reenactor Accuracy Wars. Sound familiar? And...The guys who won’t hear “no”: Movies, masculinity and the toxic myth of the romantic stalker. [sigh] Yes. That. I still enjoy those films, though. Speaking of things I enjoy in spite of their big problems: The Case Against Mr. Rochester: Why I Rewrote 'Reader, I Married Him.' I love Jane Eyre, largely because it spoke to me as a repressed young woman. Jane's struggles, her search for self and independence in a world where her independence was frowned upon was very real to me. She makes mistakes that I've made. As for Rochester...my understanding of it was that he did all those things to warn Jane off. He knew what he wanted was wrong. Sometimes an inner conflict appears like game-playing. Overall, it's a complex novel with deep character exploration within it. It's more than it appears on the surface. However, I do get why some women have issues with it. For Good Men To See Nothing. If you don't click on any other link than that one, I'm okay with it. So many great points there. Film Dialogue from 2,000 screenplays, Broken Down by Gender and Age.
General: I was inspired when I came across this article about a black woman who was a human computer for the American Space Program. However, it's apparently a classic case of "There can be only one" that is so prevalent when portraying women's history. Apparently, there were an entire group of women who were human computers. This first link is fascinating and could be made into a blockbuster film: My Second Great-Grandmother Was a Southern Outlaw—and a Slave. To bad I can't access the rest of the article. :( And filed under "the number one reason I quit Christianity altogether" we have this: Catholic Archbishop: Domestic Violence Is Caused By Women Not Obeying Men. Thank you, celibate guy who has no degree in psychology or criminology, zero first hand experience with marriage, and who probably has very little actual meaningful experience with women outside of his mom. Yeah. When a majority of your congregation consists of a group of people you're forbidden to have a relationship with and when your entire organization has zero representatives from that group serving in positions of power (outside of being the big leader's mom)...I gotta give you some side-eye. I have to say I have met a number of amazing Catholic priests. They mean well. That guy... not so much. Way to encourage more evil in the world. Gender bias and the millennial generation. I think that, more than anything explains the BernieBros. 272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants? An education. Not that my opinion matters in this one, but I think the scholarship program is the answer. Why Won’t Hipsters Integrate? You can be a financial boon to the neighborhood without being an asshole. Mind you, higher rents and other problems with gentrification remain an issue. But again...don't be an asshole. Boycotts Are Supposed to Hurt. I agree with John Scalzi on this one, but then, I also agree with Cyndi Lauper's actions. Inside The Christian Right’s Strategy To Keep Fake Abortion Clinics Open In California. A Creative Idea That Might Actually Help Close Tech’s Gender Gap: Librarians. How Are You Really Supposed to Handle Abortion Extremists? Filed under: I DON'T THINK THAT MEANS WHAT YOU THINK THAT MANS: Harvard’s All-Male Club Says it Can’t Let in Women Because They’d Be Sexually Assaulted. That says more about yourself, dude, than it does about women. And I have to say...ewwww. Ilyse Hogue and Rebecca Traister on Women’s History, Modern Feminism, and Where We Go From Here. How A Feminist Bake Sale Led To Death Threats. Zara Employee Files Complaint After She's Told Her Box Braids Are Unprofessional. Enough with the "natural hair is unprofessional" racism already, people. This bullshit has to stop.
Trigger Warning: Will This Strategy Finally Put an End to Sexual Assault on America's College Campuses? Trigger Warnings as an Impediment to Healing and Mental Health.
 Note: the article calls them girls. Grrr!!!! Why do I consistently have a problem with this? Because it reinforces the idea that women can only succeed at an early age. The reality of success is that a majority of people don't achieve their dreams until later in life--middle age or older. Thus, it sends the message: "It's okay for girls to do anything. It's not okay for women." It also erases older women from history and the social consciousness.
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