Good morning, y'all. I think I've got a handle on my personal stuff this morning. The bottled water has been obtained. The cat has his meds. And while I'm still having head bee issues, at least they're managed. So...here we go.
Gimme a break. There is no maybe. Bullet/torpedo bras are definitely about about replicating erect nipples. That's the point. (Pun intended.) Okay. Now, for those links.
Entertainment/Literary: Authors Tobias Buckell and Kate Elliot write Some thoughts on the herding of POC writers into diversity panels. And JENNIFER EGAN: WHY PEN AMERICA IS SUING DONALD TRUMP. And When You’re Invisible in Pop Culture. And After Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Confirmation, The Story Of Kassandra Resonates. And The Forgotten Story Of The Woman Who Created Color Film. And This Anthology By Women Of Color Tells The Stories We've Been Missing. And Upcoming Docuseries “Ink & Paint” Will Spotlight Unrecognized Women of Disney Animation.
General: WARNING!!! ‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration. Dear Americans, think hard about that when you go to the polls. Definitely think about it if you're considering not voting. Vote as if your life depends upon it. Because it does. From NPR and filed under Women's Health-->Women Everywhere Don't Know Enough About Ovarian Cancer. Hey, I've an idea. Why doesn't the Komen Foundation spread some of that mad cash they get to other forms of cancer that threaten women's lives? Just a thought. Also under Women's Health--She went to the hospital to have her baby. Now her husband is raising two kids alone. Women of color are far more likely to die in child birth than white women, and black women are three to four times more likely to die--more than any other race. (Not that the overall statistics are great for women in general in the US. And they're getting worse.) Now that we're facing the possibility of a Roe v Wade reversal, you'd think this fact would be more of a concern--particularly if objections to abortion are actually about saving lives. To this day, there is no rush to action by those in power. None. I haven't seen any official positions on the matter of rising maternal death by the Catholic Church either. Next up under Women's Health, a subject that vertically no one talks about in public. There Won't Be Blood: Suzanne Moore on the menopause. And now...#MeToo. #MeToo Brought Down 201Powerful Men. Nearly Half of Their Replacements are Women. (Last I checked, 50% = half, not 43%. But I get it. Math is hard. [cough]) From the article: “Women have always been seen as risky, because they might do something like have a baby. But men are now being seen as more risky hires.” (And since you don't pay women as much, it's a financial save on two fronts. Am I right, CFOs? EWWWW.) Now, let's talk about hurricane evacuations and prisons. For the Families of People in Prison, Hurricanes Bring Extra Panic and Uncertainty. If you're curious as to the bigger picture, have a hard look at the racial make up of prisons in the US. And Secret Government Report Shows Gaping Holes in Privacy Protections From U.S. Surveillance. And I’m a woman who imitated the swagger of an entitled white male — and it got results. I don't think I need to go into why there are issues with that story. First, adopting stereotypical white, CIS, male behavior isn't a fix all for women's problems. Women typically get hit with a strong backlash for doing that. Second, WOC cannot behave in the same ways entitled white men do. If they did, they'd be perceived as a threat. Such behavior would be dangerous and unsafe for them. And now, DNA ancestry searches can now identify most white Americans. Here’s why that’s legally questionable. And lastly, an important Twitter thread by Lara Witt--Non-white women have been angry for a long time, and yet that anger was ignored by white feminists. Not only was it ignored, it was silenced, it was mocked, it was dismissed.
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