Feminist Monday, November 7th
Just in case there was any doubt...and I'm certain there wasn't. Because...well...the other candidate is the living, walking, talking embodiment of Rape Culture painted in orange. (Orange was never my favorite color anyway.)
Welcome back to Feminist Monday. It's been a while, I know. It's good to take a break from one's passions from time to time to prevent burnout. And October is that month where that online vacation occurs. Of course, this didn't stop me from continuing to collect those links. Sooo, there's a lot to go through. Shall we?
First, the video round:
Quick note: Youtube is a fucking sinkhole of misogyny. I can't search for anything remoting Feminist without wading through a zillion sexist search returns. When it's clear you're searching for pro-Feminism links, there's no filter for the misogyny. Women don't feel welcome. Shocker.
One more video...because...damn it.
I never fucking thought I'd say this...I CAN'T WAIT. THIS LOOKS AMAZING.
And now...those links.
Literary/Entertainment: Ursula Le Guin has Stopped Writing--but We Need Her More Than Ever. To quote from the interview: “The big part of [Trump’s] appeal is not that he’s appealing—it’s just that he’s a man, and he sneers at women.” Which backs up the data indicating that the biggest commonality among Trump supporters isn't socio-economic, nor is it education (the lack thereof--a vast chunk of his supporters are college educated males)--it's misogyny. For Women of Color, the Price of Fandom Can Be Too High. Over on Kickstarter: Catalysts, Explorers & Secret Keepers: Women of SF. Content warning: More savage than Caravaggio: the woman who took revenge in oil. And lastly, HBO's glossy new thriller 'Westworld' suffers from the same sexism as 'Game of Thrones.' Yeah. Still not sure I'm going to put myself through that.
General: MTV (believe it or not) published a great article about The Slavery Loophole. In addition, there's a documentary film you should watch called 13th.
Yes. That's Hillary supporting Mandatory Minimum Sentencing. I won't flinch from that. She doesn't. She has since learned that this was a terrible, awful, tragic, vile, evil, racist mistake. I'm a big believer in learning from one's mistakes. We're human beings for fuck's sake. Mistakes are how we learn best. So, expecting perfection from a politician is hypocritical bull shit. (Mind you, if you are a person of color and you hold it against her--you have every right to do so. I won't argue that.) I support her because she said that removing Mandatory Minimum Sentencing is high on her list of priorities. I believe her. Is there a chance she's lying? Sure. But between the two main candidates, which one represents the highest likilood of change on this issue? Which one has more in common with Bernie's political beliefs? Which one has a voting record more liberal than Bernie's? I'll give you a hint: it isn't anyone else on the ballot but HRC. Now...back to our links. Lawsuit Falsely Charges that Yahoo CEO Led Illegal Purge of Male Employees. (Yes. I fixed the click-bait headline.) Trump is Losing Educated GOP Women. The next link is an important read: The Vilification of Marilyn Mosby. Next, When Xenophobic Words Become Real Violence. This is why it's important for public officials to be careful of their words, people. "Telling it like it is." isn't a positive thing. It's the annoying uncle who farts loudly at the holiday dinner table and doesn't excuse himself. In a leader, it's far more dangerous. Actually in the case of political leaders, it's as if the annoying uncle is farting mustard gas. It poisons everyone in the room. This teen’s question to Hillary Clinton about body image shows exactly what’s at stake in November. For those who think that historically women never did anything remotely mannish and are never war-like I bring you The Bare-Breasted "Petticoat" Duel. Fox News Outdoes Itself With a Ridiculously Racist Segment About Trump and Asians.
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