‘In my wildest dreams, there is no king. I killed the king. The king is dead. All power to the people.’
(Vague references to the movie, no spoilers, the subject is blackness.)
The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black
"Adults are behaving like children."
alex jones weepily begging a child to be nicer to him is suddenly the only kind of content I care about pic.twitter.com/omsFsmWSZZ— KT NELSON (@KrangTNelson) February 27, 2018
On which note:
Urgent Legal Action for Our NHS - Round 3
Fund our fight to get proper consultation, parliamentary scrutiny and respect for the law. Save our NHS from an American-style take-over.
And from the other side of the pond:
We’re Only Having Half the Conversation We Need to About Mass Shootings
Most of the critical response to the Parkland shooting has focused on gun control—as it should—but there has been little mention of domestic violence
And this is satire, but...
As Senator, I Have No Choice But to Accept Donations From This Churning Vortex of Death That Ate Your Children
Pro militia leader responds to political rivals, claiming sharia law trumps civil law, using holy text to justify and encourage militancy and recruitment. https://t.co/xB6QDy5GHW— Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) February 22, 2018
ETA: Oh, and more local:
You need to read the letter from Corb's lawyers to Ben BRADLEY Tory MP
(And make sure to watch the video at the end!)
I’m not sure why people are so surprised that the students are rising up—we’ve been feeding them a steady diet of dystopian literature showing teens leading the charge for years. We have told teen girls they are empowered. What, you thought it was fiction? It was preparation.— Jennifer Ansbach (@JenAnsbach) February 19, 2018
ETA: Here’s What It’s Like At The Headquarters Of The Teens Working To Stop Mass Shootings
Just days after surviving a mass shooting, a team of teens are trying to start a revolution from their parents’ living rooms.
Why 2017 has actually been amazing...
(Mind you, I am also not quite sure about what is real anymore, as tonight we watched the Star Wars Holiday Special, which aired in 1978 and is described on wiki as 'The special is notorious for its extremely negative reception and has never been rebroadcast or officially released on home video. It has therefore become something of a cultural legend, because of the "underground" quality of its existence.' If you're curious, you can find it here: The Star Wars spinoff George Lucas wants to destroy. I cannot describe it, except that it's like bad fanfic that somehow ended up on screen with the actual actors acting in it.)
News that a Christian child was ‘forced’ into Muslim foster care caused a furore earlier this year. But, despite the challenges, these families play a vital role in bringing up vulnerable children
The Guardian: 'Women are better writers than men': novelist John Boyne sets the record straight
Male authors are always pronouncing their own brilliance – or boasting about not reading books by women. So, after a lifetime of writing and attending literary festivals, John Boyne would like to get something off his chest …
Newsbeat: Colin Kaepernick accepts Muhammad Ali sports award from Beyonce
Pledge: Urgent Legal Action for Our NHS - Round 2
Petition: Richard Branson and Virgin Care: return the NHS’s money, and never sue the NHS again
You can’t fight prejudice with name calling. Here’s one strategy that actually works.
BBC: Gaslighting: The 'perfect' romance that became a nightmare
The Pool: I Want A Wife – why a 46-year-old essay is still shockingly relevant
Feminist Judy Brady wrote about the role wives play in the smooth running of life back in 1971. It remains depressingly apt today, says Daisy Buchanan
The Guardian: How Meghan Markle might bring the royals closer to Christ the King
If Prince Harry’s fiancee can bring some of her campaigning spirit for the dispossessed into the Windsor mix, the monarchy will be all the richer for it
(This one was just so surprising, I didn't quite know what to do with it. I don't expect the media to write about Catholic feast days in an intelligent way.)
I don't particularly have any sort of opinion on the Royal family (like, I'm generally for them, it's good to have figure heads who are not political), but I am thinking I really like Meghan. I'm sure you have all seen this:
Indy 100: 11-year-old Meghan Markle wrote a letter to change a sexist advert. The company listened
Made some fake Time “Person of the Year” covers yadda yadda yadda I’m banned from the bookstore. pic.twitter.com/6Sbs9urkHk— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) November 30, 2017
ETA: In case I haven't mentioned it before, Terry Crews is my hero:
What About Your Friends? Why Hollywood's Abandonment Of Terry Crews Is Unacceptable
The actor/activist is sounding the alarm on his industry’s toxic subculture, but many of his colleagues are covering their ears.
ETA2: Teen Vogue (who are always awesome) have an article too:
Terry Crews Opens Up About Alleged Sexual Assault
The actor made an important point: it can happen to anyone.
Linked to in part because at the bottom of the page a series of vidoes start to autoplay:
Guys Read: Sexual Assault Stories
Worth watching. (Although obviously massive trigger warnings.)