It's still Tuesday! I swear! Sorry, I'm heading out of town for my agency retreat which means that this is the last blog entry for the week. I'll be Tweeting because I won't be able to help myself, but mostly I'll be working. That's what the retreat is for, see. :)
Okay, and now for the Feminist Monday-ish links and things.
Today was pretty depressing on the political/healthcare front. To say I'm frustrated with Republicans is an understatement. I seriously don't have any use for them at this moment. Empathy and compassion for other human beings is important--far more important than a tax cut for a group of people who won't even notice the pittance the tax cut equates to. Seriously. And it's not like that money is going to go back into the economy. Trickle down economics is bullshit.
I'm a Queen Latifa fan. She just makes me smile. So, I'll be watching Girls Trip. :)
Literary/Entertainment: Have you seen the movie Walk the Line? I did too, and I enjoyed it. However, did you know that Johnny Cash's first wife, Vivian, was black? I didn't either. You wouldn't know it for the casting in the film either. Ageism In The Fashion Industry Becomes Clear When A Grandmother Recreates Runway Styles. Also, The Ovaries Project Is Fighting for Women’s Health One Artful T-shirt at a Time. Meanwhile, in Hollywood... Black while funny and female: 18 comedic actresses on working in Hollywood. I really want to see this next movie, Felicity Jones Will Star as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On the Basis of Sex. Misty Copeland's Under Armour Campaign Is Here, and It's POWERFUL. And more on the importance of representation. Dear YA: Where Oh Where Is The Love For Black Hair? And Wonder Woman Illustrator Nicola Scott Is Not Afraid to Female Gaze Her Male Characters. The Black Person’s Guide to Game of Thrones. Novelist Jeannette Ng talks about the affects of perfectionism on women.
General: Have some more on the shenanigans going on regarding voter suppression. GOP Seeks to Close Federal Election Agency. That scares the crap out of me. [sigh] And I haven't had time to read this next link yet, but it looks great. THE FRAGILITY OF THE WESTERN TRAVELER TIME TO (UN)PACK THE COLONIAL BAGGAGE. This next one is a bit of a tough read. The Historical Roots of Contemporary Violence Against Pregnant Black Women. Filed under Grow Up, the next link. A Woman Was Period-Shamed at Work by a Male Co-Woker. Seriously? How old is he? Ten? And Law schools are filled with Asian Americans. So why aren’t there more Asian judges? Also, Canada's National Parks are Colonial Crime Scenes. The US's prison industrial complex isn't only affecting men. It's also affecting women. Women Unshackled: Policy Solutions to Address Growth of Female Incarceration. Lastly, GOOP’s misogynistic, mansplaining hit job.
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