Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy | The Long Read on The Guardian
This my axiom, by me, which is mine
Axiom: Recklessly broad generalisations lead to arseholery.
QOTD: on the blaming of progressive scolds/shamers for the rise of Trumpists
I wish all of you celebrating Thanksgiving a day that you feel good about afterwards, however you’ve decided to make that happen. Good luck. Here’s some jolly kittens to inspire you.
Read This OTD: Feminist Frequency & Lauren Chief Elk on Beyond The Safety Pin
This call-to-activism post from Anita Sarkeesian lists useful resources for those who want to become more politically engaged as they contemplate President-Elect Trump. So if you’ve been wondering what you can do, here’s some food for thought. Lauren Chief Elk and others have some thoughts as well.
Follow @ShaunKing to see how President-Elect Trump has emboldened haters
Mashable shares a depressingly long list of hateful attacks shared online since Trump’s election: just a sampling of reports tweeted by Shaun King. Read it and weep, because it’s only going to get worse.
Myths about alpha males redux
“Of course, even if the lupine origins of the alpha-male trope weren’t obsolete, the notion that the term can even apply to human social structures is inherently absurd.”
In praise of Applied Chemistry and Basic Hazard Management
I wish I’d learnt more about household chemicals as a youngster. Not knowing about them is why now, in my fifties: yesterday was the first time I’ve ever done a simple Ammonia clean of my oven. I’m a convert.
For those times when actually blocking someone on FB is socially awkward
This is my first post for NaBloPoMo 2016, and I’m cheating a bit by reusing something I wrote a few weeks ago for a friend. I hope others might find it helpful too.
Grabbing somebody is Assault, and sexual touch makes it Sexual Assault. Stop minimising this. #rapeculture101
These Trump surrogates’ blank stares when “grabbing women by the pussy” is accurately described to them as sexual assault are just particularly high-profile examples of how most of the world refuses to recognise sexual assault for what it is.
BFTP Friday Hoyden: Emma Goldman
Anita Sarkeesian and Feminist Frequency have launched a terrific new series called #OrdinaryWomen: Daring to Defy History. The first episode is just up, and it’s about legendary political activist Emma Goldman. This makes it seem like a good time to… Read More ›