Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy | The Long Read on The Guardian
Axiom: Recklessly broad generalisations lead to arseholery.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.