Feminist...Wednesday, May 30
So, yes. Today doesn't look like yesterday. I know. I forgot about the doctor visit which sucked up my day. It happens. Anyway, let's do this thing.
And the next one is old, but it still applies, sadly.
Literary/Entertainment: Forbes asks As 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Flops, Are Movies About White Men Box Office Poison? From the article: "But in 2018, an event movie featuring a generic white guy in the lead is that much less of an event movie, and merely being a big-budget fantasy spectacle isn’t enough." There you go. Ian McKellen on coming out in Hollywood, ‘The Hobbit’ and not being Dumbledore. I suspect that this next one mis-uses the word "diverse". "Diverse" isn't code for "has a black cast." Okay? Anyway, The Trailer for Dark Rising Promises a Diverse, Moody Superhero Epic (UPDATED) And Jane Campion: ‘Capitalism is such a macho force. I felt run over’. And here's something happy: THIS ILLUSTRATED COLLECTION OF URSULA K. LE GUIN’S EARTHSEA BOOKS FINALLY DOES THE SERIES JUSTICE. (Yay Charles Vess!) I don't remember if I posted this one last time or not. So, here goes It's About Ethics in Revolution. Also, Comicsgate Is Gamergate's Next Horrible Evolution.
General: HOW IRAN’S HIJAB PROTESTS WENT VIRAL. This next one makes me stabby. A doctor removed her ovaries because they were ‘in the way.’ Her family says it led to her death. Imagine, dear male friends, waking up from surgery only to find that your surgeon castrated you because your testes were in the way, and "At your age, you don't have any need of them anyway." Yeah. He shouldn't be practicing medicine after making a flip decision like that. The. End. Also from NPR, A New Survey Finds 81 Percent Of Women Have Experienced Sexual Harassment. That's a large percentage, and, I believe, closer to the truth. Now have a look at what's going on in Congress. Senators Reach Deal On Sexual Harassment Legislation. Next up, If your position regarding online privacy is that it's "no big deal", maybe you should read this article. Are You Likely to Commit a Crime? Here’s What Google Data Reveals. Everyone has been discussing the missing 1500 kids and how it is and isn't something to be concerned about. Obviously there's more to it than the headline. Here’s How the Government Managed to Lose Track of 1,500 Migrant Children. And Everyone Is Missing A Key Reason The U.S. Birth Rate Is Declining, In the U.S., women are essentially punished for having kids. Ireland already had the referendum vote and their Eighth Amendment was repealed (YES!!!), but have an article about it anyway. And [sigh]. Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow To Workers' Rights. Radium Girls V.2 here we go! White woman calls cops on credentialed black photographer ‘for no reason’ during Preakness horse race. Can we just stop that shit now? Renegade Republicans challenge Paul Ryan, file discharge petition to force immigration votes. [crosses fingers] And The Dakota Sioux Execution Was The Largest In U.S. History — But America Has Forgotten It. Also A Parent’s Love Doesn’t Equal Entitlement. And I want to put this one up here before it is super out of date: "The Redistribution Of Gardening"—A Response To Ross Douthat's "The Redistribution Of Sex".
Trigger Warning: ‘In 1997, I was raped by Harvey Weinstein here’: Asia Argento gives powerful speech at Cannes
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