Good morning, y'all. Sorry about yesterday. I was still woogly from all the travel, and well, I got focused on revising a story that sold last week. This is a good thing. Writing fiction is my job, after all, and it takes priority over writing for free. That's just how it is. (More details once the contract is signed and the story is finalized with the editor.) Anyway... let's get busy with the Feminism, shall we? I've been effectively off the internet (and off TV too) for the past three weeks. I'm sorry if these links prove to be a little stale.
Yes. Feminism is about women having the right to opinions of their own--even ones that are anti-Feminist. However, anti-Feminist opinions are still anti-Feminist even if a woman espouses them. And there you are.
And now...those links.
Entertainment/Literary: Why I don't use Instagram for science outreach. From the article--"Although I am annoyed that the majority of the posts seem to celebrate a very narrow representation of femininity, my real bitterness comes from the systemic challenges that these posts are working to address, and from seeing so many young female scientists compelled to turn to their personal social media pages to try to correct the system’s failures." The Surprisingly Subversive History Of Beauty Pageants. And Ava DuVernay on Meg Murry’s Hair Journey in A Wrinkle in Time. Finally, This Documentary About Wilma Mankiller Is A Must-Watch For Activists Everywhere.
General: THIS LAWSUIT COULD TAKE TRUMP DOWN. And yet another article on that school to prison pipeline: More Cops Won’t Make Schools Safer, But Here’s What They Will Do. Also, have a look at this story: Alabama Sheriff Legally Took $750,000 Meant To Feed Inmates, Bought Beach House. And Kate Crawford Discusses the Very Real Biases in AI. In more upbeat news: Classmates Rally Around Gay High School Athlete Targeted By Westboro Baptist Church. And have an example of how women are erased from history via the uncovering of the identity of a scientist who happened to have been a woman. It isn't an active process. It's a passive one--one where all it takes is a couple of individuals who don't deem it necessary to record a name. See also: Forgotten women in science: The Harvard Computers. Giving women and other disadvantaged groups credit for their work is vital for ending erasure. Saying Stephen Hawking Is "Free" From His Wheelchair Is Ableist. These Researchers Have Been Trying To Stop School Shootings For 20 Years, and Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns? Students Stage National School Walkout Protests to Fight Gun Violence. Next up: Police are still killing black people. Why isn’t it news anymore? Also, A Black Woman Who Defied Segregation in Canada Will Appear on Its Currency. Lastly, The article removed from Forbes, “Why White Evangelicalism Is So Cruel”