Good morning, y'all! Hope you're having a good Monday. I'm moving a little slower than usual. (It happens.) Ready to get you're blood moving? Let's do this thing! Today's video is an extended take down of Sleepy Hollow. I feel she's spot on. I know my level of interest goes almost exactly with hers. Season One: awesome batshit crazy cool. Season Two: WTF? I'm a white woman, and I'm done with the Misery Witch shit. Can we have more Abby? Season Three: Mmmm. Nah. I'm done. Season Four: Nope. So much nope. Anyway, she goes into what happened and what it means more thoroughly than I've seen before.
The bait and switch routine is so not cool, y'all. I'm with her about the fact that they seem to be more concerned with upholding racism than they are with making money or ratings. For me, I feel we need diversity because not having diversity teaches a lack of empathy. Its time to understand that the more inclusive we are, the more creative and fun a story can be. Personally, I'm putting more effort into making some changes. I'm listening. And I'm getting more confident about tackling my own issues in my writing.
Literary/Entertainment: All the Sad, Broke, Literary Men. Check out Literary Cafe's Women in SF Month. Also, I love Terri Windling's blog, Myth and Moor. And this is from my friend, Ian: Tit Windows. Hollywood's glaring problem: White actors playing Asian characters. Also, this and this. You know what? We can stop this now. Enough of that happy crap already. Rebecca Sugar Announces Children’s Book Based on the Steven Universe Episode, “The Answer.” This next one is for guys who go on about how 'free speech' (otherwise known to everyone else as harassment) is vital to the health of a community. It seems having consequences for threats, hate speech, and other trolling behavior actually works. Melinda Snodgrass's Heartfelt Plea. Every semi-competent male hero has a more talented female sidekick. Why isn’t she the hero instead? How to make your game more diverse.
General: Why Women Troll Other Women on the Internet. I've experienced this first hand, not in regards to body-shaming, mind you, but it was definitely some Mean Girl shit. [sigh] There's no need for that crap. And here's one of my favorite responses to racism/homophobia in the Pagan community: People who are looking to piss off Odin. I am Alex St. John’s Daughter, and He is Wrong About Women in Tech. When I read the original article, it was so awful that I was sure it was intended as satire--like the "Hi. I'm the Monopoly Man." type of satire. Apparently not. When you're privilege bubble has your head shoved that far up your own ass...I can't even. The Forgotten Secret Language of Gay Men. Stop Using Your Children As An Excuse To Be A Hateful Human Being. Muslim women in leadership are targets for gendered Islamophobia. 400-year-old dress found in shipwreck sheds light on plot to pawn crown jewels. I'm seeing more and more of these stories where archeologists are discovering their internalized sexism and acting surprised when women's narratives in history don't fit modern day assumptions. In this case, I'm happy to see no shock this time. The Latest: Victim's family gets justice in Katrina shooting. Subtle Sexism Self-Evaluation. Wisconsin State Senator Says Women Are Paid Less Because ‘Money Is More Important For Men’. OMFG, NO. Just NO. When statistics indicate more children are living in poverty because they're living with their divorced/single mothers who are paid less than their fathers? I call bullshit. Basic mammal maintenance, or How to be nice to yourself. Bros, This Is How Your Slut-Shaming Is Backfiring. A Sex Researcher Explains. Yeah, I never understood that one either. I tried to warn women about Jian Ghomeshi — and it nearly destroyed my life. Blast off! Why has astronaut Helen Sharman been written out of history?
Trigger Warning: The Myth of the Perfect Victim and the Acceptable Rape
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