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.
I’m basically just following my poliwonks list on Twitter today while considering switching away from the repetitive News24 coverage and getting in some Netflix. How about you?
“There’s nothing so dangerous as a headstrong girl who knows her own mind.”
My favourite of the current crop of “replacing movie weapon with selfie-stick” memes – Conan selfie!
“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 really wanted to vent about politics on my keyboard today, but it didn’t happen. However, one of our Geek Feminist friends Valerie Aurora had her ally-training work profiled in the Guardian, so that’s a happy happening!