Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thursday Links

Here's some good stuff I've read recently - I'm passing the links along in case others are interested and haven't read these articles yet:

  • "10 Simple Words Every Girl Should Learn," Soraya Chemaly: "Men interrupt women, speak over them, and discount their contributions to a discussion with surprising regularity. Here’s how women should respond: 'Stop interrupting me.' 'I just said that.' 'No explanation needed.'"
  • "We Need to Talk About This," Melissa McEwan: "I want us to talk about the real costs of being a woman who does public advocacy. I want us to acknowledge how the costs of providing a safe space is that we stand on the line and absorb massive amounts of abuse. I want us to make noise about the people who create an atmosphere in which women are discouraged from participation."
  • "NY state senator filling #March4Marriage buses without actually mentioning march itself," Jeremy Hooper: "In several emails, National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown has proudly claimed that New York's most notoriously anti-gay (and cowboy hat–wearing) Democrat, state senator Ruben Diaz Sr., is bringing 100 buses to NOM's pro-discrimination march in D.C. (to be held June 19). Which could be true. Diaz is known to bus in crowds to NOM events.Only thing? Diaz isn't actually telling people that the buses are for NOM's anti-gay march. Instead, he's selling it as a way for people to get a free trip to the nation's capital so they can 'visit the monuments.'"  
Feel free to link to other articles in the comments.

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