Good morning, y'all. It's Spring in Austin, and my neighborhood smells of Mountain Laurel, Honeysuckle, and grilling food. I love Spring almost as much as I love Fall. Anyway, here's hoping your Monday is one of the good Mondays. Mine seems to be. (So far.) Oh, and just in case people have been missing it...Weebly doesn't let me keep all my links on one page. So, be sure to click on Read More to expand the post. Ready for some Feminist rage to go with that coffee? Let's do this thing. Today's video:
And on the less funny side...Dog Whistle Politics: How Politicians Use Coded Racism to Push Through Policies Hurting All (warning: offensive language used)
Literary/Entertainment: Cue another round of "Fake Geek Girl" Olivia Munn and “Appropriating Nerd Culture”. SXSW Addresses Online Harassment of Women in Gaming. The not so great thing? The article mentions that it wasn't well-attended. I don't know how to take that. Either it's the author making a passive-aggressive comment, the conference's lack of promotion of the panel, or it's a bad reflection on the attendees. Either way, not good. Of course, it could be that the panel was kept on the down-low due to possible violence. Again, not good. 5 Women Printers and Booksellers of the 17th Century. This Crash Course in the History of Black Science Fiction will Change Your Reading Life! 24 True Tales About Women Who Have Changed the World. Lois Lane is far more than 'just' Superman's girlfriend. We will not cover IRREVERSIBLE on YA Interrobang. Jayme Gates writes about her experiences in It’s Been a Good Run. That makes me sad, but I very much understand. This is why this kind of work needs to be like a relay race and not a single person fencing match. This shit is wearing, and no matter how strong you are it will adversely affect you. Nora Jemisin says some important things about J.K. Rowling's newest work in It could’ve been great. Libba Bray says it all on International Women's Day in A Letter from Muffy Higginbottom. (BTW if you haven't read her novel Beauty Queens, drop everything and do it now. It's funny as hell.) And Jim C. Hines talks about racism and literature in Men of Their Times. The woman who gave two fingers to looking like a Disney Princess at the Oscars.
General: For those who think that restricting abortion achieves anything except the endangerment of lives we have When Abortion Restrictions Increase, Women Start Googling How to Do It at Home. Male Executives Challenge Gender Inequality By Reading Quotes From Female Co-Workers. 5 Women Printers and Booksellers of the 17th Century. California Becomes First State To Make Sexual Consent Lessons Mandatory In High Schools Beginning Next Year. I've seen this before but it's still fun--Company gets shipment of pink 'For Her' pens, responds with sarcastic Facebook post. And The Onion strikes again. 12 Things About Being A Woman That Women Won't Tell You. THE FORGOTTEN STORY OF THE WOMEN BEHIND THE BRITISH BLACK PANTHERS. I've posted the next two on on my FB page, and had some less than thoughtful responses. Still, I believe this article has some great points. Had Bernie been Bernadette — The heartbreaking truth about American patriarchy, and Bernie Sanders Supporters Must Stop Repeating GOP Lies About Hillary Clinton. Early men and women were equal, say scientists. How Many Laws Did You Break Today? demonstrates well the state of women's rights today. Three of the most badass women in history you didn't know about. When stitching could be deadly. Where Do All the Girls Go?
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