Hello, dear readers! Happy [DC] snow day and if you were fortunate enough to have a long weekend we certainly hope it was restful and contemplative. We’re easing you into this short week with a list of things we’ve been checking out around the internet but if you had any interesting or enlightening experiences for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service we’d love for you to share them in the comments below!
- Turns out trying to end poverty among single mothers by getting them to get married is not only insulting but actually ineffective
- Here’s more on the subject of how not to design and market tech products (or any other products, really) to women
- After parenting blogger Doyin Richards posted a picture of himself “doin’ work” the internet went pretty bananas and more than a little racist (as the internet is wont to do) and he responded awesomely
- Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox flawlessly school Katie Couric on trans issues after she continued asking ignorant and invasive (and irrelevant…) questions in both of their interviews on her ABC talk show
- At the Screen Actors Guild awards Cate Blanchett and Elisabeth Moss aren’t having any more of this sexist BS and I’m loving it!
- Next time you’re having negative emotions remember that they are important and useful
- Need some resources for people dealing with being sexually assaulted or people assisting survivors? From Univ. of Michigan, from RAINN, and from Safe Horizon
- Explaining white privilege to a broke white person. Bridie Marie: “I thought this did a great job of introducing intersectionality, and also pointed out major flaws in the “invisible knapsack” piece that I, as a person with class privilege, had not seen before now. PRIVILEGE.”
- Words, Words, Words: On toxicity and abuse in online activism
- Winfred Rembert survived the chain gang in the 60’s and is now a successful artist and storyteller. (content note for racism and violence)
I watch a lot of movies on black life and it seemed to me they don’t tell everything, they leave a lot out. That’s not my goal. My goal is to tell the truth, tell what I saw. Maybe a lot of people didn’t live black life like I lived it or saw that I saw. But my goal is to tell the really truth about black life in the ‘60s.