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Conversations that have happened despite everyone’s best efforts.
“Upstander” and bystander intervention resources for street harassment.
What to do with your white tears, other than bottling them up. Legitimate advice on being an ally. I would like to add: If you see someone else exhibiting the behavior in #3, grit your teeth and try to gently lead them from the room so they are no longer a distraction from the real conversation.
There are many career paths I might have considered had I known about them and being a Foley artist is one of them. A different and more sober career option: death doulas.
Resisting with Rebecca Solnit.
…hope for me means believing that it’s worth doing something, even when nothing is obvious. You look at the great campaigns of civil rights: the end of apartheid, the Keystone Pipeline, marriage equality, so many other things, and you see people pursuing these things when it doesn’t seem likely and it doesn’t seem easy. I want people to remember that hope is about looking towards the future, but what I think strengthens it is the past, which shows us that sometimes we win.
I’m trying to figure out if the headline to this article was ironically click-baity by intent because it is not actually about overthrowing media, but rather how to responsibly consume media.
A feminist reading of Die Hard.
John’s instinct to seek help from those in a position to help is a sound one. And yet, in an experience familiar to any woman, he is repeatedly not taken seriously. His first attempt with the fire alarm is ignored and his initial attempt to contact the police is completely dismissed. And yet he does not give up, he simply escalates to something which men tend to call “attention-seeking”, which is usually motivated by frustration at not being heard. It is only by acting out of frustration that he finally manages to communicate the seriousness of the situation. John’s own form of attention-seeking is dropping a body on a cop car, but hey, it fucking well works. Better than yelling or crying, so next time men aren’t listening and I’m getting irked, I’ll remember that trick.
Getting a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis at the age of 33 and the importance of a person-centered health care system.
Not a link, but what would people think about having an open thread to talk about Rogue One once enough people have had a chance to see it? Any interest in something like that? I wouldn’t mind hosting a place for conversations about any movie, provided there was enough interest. I feel like there are enough fangirls here that we could have some good discussions, especially about the nerdier-oriented movies. Let me know what you think.