Today's video speaks for itself. I'm just going to add that I have a lot of respect for Jessie Williams, and I hope to see more of him on the big screen:
Literary/Entertainment: Missing in action: Female directors. Will the EEOC nail Hollywood? I certainly hope they do. Are we in a new Golden Age of women crime writers? The five new crime novels you must read. Libba Bray writes eloquently about Pride: Wonderland. And Daniel Jose Older writes 12 Fundamentals Of Writing "The Other" (And The Self.) Guest Commentary: Social Justice Warriors Aren’t a Problem in Metal. But Assholes Are. I'd say the same is true of SFF. If We Wrote Men Like We Write Women.
General: So, there have been all sorts of studies that indicate the types of problems that occur when media (games, films, literature) has an unconscious bias due to a lack of diversity. Guess what happens when an overwhelming majority of programmers are white, CIS males? This is what happens: Artificial Intelligence's White Guy Problem. I'd bet money that this is the reason photo-retouch software has such a difficult time with darker skin tones. <sarcasm font>Isn't this grand?</sarcasm font> We're programming racism and sexism into our future, y'all. Unconscious bias is still prejudice. Period. The odd thing about this next link is that I actually know someone who thinks this way--I suspect I know two someones, actually. And of course both are white, CIS males. The crazy thing is that neither are anything like wealthy. Anyway, I used to sit and wonder what I would've done if I'd been alive in Germany during Hitler's rise to power. I've even considered the question of what my friends might do. I've a pretty good idea now how that would go--thanks to the current political climate here and in the UK, and it isn't exactly comforting. But these two people that I know would actually be thrilled to usher in an American monarchy. For real. It's mind-blowing. The alt-right is more than warmed-over white supremacy. It’s that, but way way weirder. And I've words for the next link but no one wants to read the long series of curse words. Tennessee Judge Ignores Supreme Court, Rules Parental Rights Apply Only To ‘Husbands.’ Being a Good Girl Can Be Hazardous to Your Health. House Republicans used the sit-in to vote on a Zika bill that targeted Planned Parenthood. There are 6 Scriptures about homosexuality in the Bible. Here's what they really say. How to Survive a Lynching. ON THE INVISIBILITY OF MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN. The more I see things like the following link, the more convinced I am that we have a toxic masculinity problem. Man sends woman an unsolicited d*ck pic, woman responds brilliantly. Man regrets it. Think about it for a moment. This man actually thought that it was not only okay but expected that he should send such a thing to a woman in whom he was interested. The problem isn't "too much testosterone." That kind of crap lets the culprit off the hook. The problem is that we raise white CIS men to believe they are superior--superior to everyone else and everything else. Women aren't born more "emotionally mature" than men. They are merely given consequences from the very beginning. I want to see a study on that, frankly. Now, with that in mind, read this: Why Mass Killers are Always Male. From the article: “Some research supports the idea that males are more likely than females to develop negative attributions of blame that are external in nature, that is: ‘The cause … of my problems is someone else or some force outside of me’. And this translates into anger and hostility toward others.”
[Women], on the other hand, “are more likely to develop negative attributions of blame that are internal in nature, that is: ‘The cause of my problems is some failing of my own: I didn’t try hard enough, I’m not good enough.” The Quiet Misogyny We’re Not Talking About. Standing up for gender equality in journalism. EDIT (Thank you, Paul!): Supreme court strikes down strict Texas abortion law aimed at closing clinics. YES!!!!!
Trigger Warning Section: Rape Culture Is Surveillance Culture. Father who repeatedly raped daughter told police 'it was fun while it lasted', court hears. EXCLUSIVE: Catholic Church spent $2M on major N.Y. lobbying firms to block child-sex law reform.
 Including the laws of gravity. Take a long hard look at auto insurance statistics, if you have doubts.
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