Hey. How're you? Yeah, I've been away for a while. I took a road trip with my sister for a week and a half. We went to Tennessee. It was gorgeous and tons of fun--filled with music (i dj-ed on the road), shopping, gardening, house interior painting (or taping in my case) and niece-visiting. my niece and her husband bought a house in Nashville. I miss my sister so much since she moved to Houston. I'm thrilled she invited me along. It was fantastic to be able to catch up with her like that. Just the two of us + music + open road. We shared a room for all of our childhood and teens. We get along really well. I love her so much. Anyway, enough of that. You came here for links and Feminism. Here we go!
Today's video: John Oliver talks about Kavanaugh. You should watch the whole thing if you haven't.
Mind you, I'm not happy about making fun of a man crying. However, this is a man who is attempting to prove that he's the appropriate choice for a high stakes, high pressure, powerful position of power, and he's repeatedly lied about shit that we can *prove* isn't the truth. For the record, I believe Dr. Ford. Absolutely.
It’s impossible to overstate what a genuine hero this nun from Uganda is. OMG, she's so inspiring. Okay. And now...links.
Literary/Entertainment: First up, Tade Thompson writes PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT THE “RISE” OF AFRICAN SCIENCE FICTION. Next, Brie Larson Was Told to Smile, So She Put Smiles onto Marvel Dudes. Yeah. Go her. Also, check out History VS Women, a new non-fiction book by Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams. Blake Lively Says There's a “Double Standard” When People Talk About Her Suits. A good question--Why do guys always make the same face in selfies?
General: The Real Origins of the Religious Right--They’ll tell you it was abortion. Sorry, the historical record’s clear: It was segregation. In a similar vein, A New History Tears Down the Myth of the Texas Rangers. And then there's this next one...I can't even. Doctors Regularly Give Anesthesized Patients Non-Consensual Pelvic Exams—And This Needs To Stop. Read this and think hard about what it means. I Went To Kavanaugh’s Alma Mater, Georgetown Prep, And It Was A Case Study In Misogyny. Think about how difficult it is to come forward when the system is this stacked against you. Then read this next one. Kavanaugh case unfolds as DeVos readies sexual assault rule. And Why Kavanaugh advocates would rather defend malfeasance than deny it. The next link illuminates the way crimes against women are politicized--in this case, specifically racism. It also demonstrates how much hinges upon the men who perpetrated the crime--unless, of course, the woman is deemed a slut or somehow not 100% innocent, and therefore, not worthy of empathy. Similar slayings of young women in Iowa draw vastly different political reaction. Notice the similarities between the way this has been handled and the way POCs being killed by police are treated? It isn't the *same*. It is, however, related. Mom’s blistering rant on how men should be blamed for all unwanted pregnancies going crazy viral. And Anti-Choice Groups Rebuked Again in Legal Challenge to Landmark Illinois Abortion Law (Updated) And Facebook ads discriminate against women job-seekers, ACLU alleges. And Janet Jackson, Serena Williams, And The Price Of Being A 'Cocky' Black Woman. And Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong. This next one is personally anger-making. Harper's Publisher Worried That Women Can't Tell the Difference Between Assault and Harassment. Trust me, women are fucking clear on what it is. It's MEN who are unclear. That's the whole fucking problem. Take your gaslighting ass out of the discussion and sit the fuck down, asshole. [cough] And in world news...Separate is not equal: A personal reflection on South Africa’s LGBTI movement. And (US) State Department changes visa rules for same-sex partners of foreign diplomats.
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