elisi: (Grandma Clinton)


Warren embraces her role as a top Democratic foil to Trump

The “Women’s March on Washington,” explained
It was organized to put the Trump administration on notice about women’s rights — and it could draw more attendees than the inauguration itself.
elisi: (Chess)
So very tired of the election... And I'm only watching from the sidelines.

Here's Sady Doyle:

Goodbye to all that: I’m done with Election 2016
It is not fun, was not fun, has never been and could never be fun, spending nearly two years “debating” my own humanity through the lens of the biggest news story in the country. It has not been fun realizing that this matter was up for debate. I mean: By my count, Donald Trump currently has twelve standing allegations of sexual assault. Now, thanks to the magic of modern polling, I can see *exactly* how many of my countrymen don’t give a shit. According to FiveThirtyEight, the number of Americans who would rather elect a rapist than a female human being stands at around 45 percent.

Related:

Hostility toward women is one of the strongest predictors of Trump support
(File this one under: 'Well, duh'. Still very depressing.)

ETA: This one's excellent too:

Stop Pretending You Don’t Know Why People Hate Hillary Clinton

And although Louis CK was very entertaining, I can't argue with this:
Louis C.K., Michael Moore, Hillary Clinton, and the rise of benevolent sexism in liberal men
C.K. obviously means well. He’s trying to compliment mothers in general and Hillary in particular, and to reframe the political liability of her gender into an asset. But he’s playing into a very old and unpleasant narrative that’s become weirdly popular among liberal men this election cycle: the idea that we need women in government because they are intrinsically morally superior to men.

To stop everyone being too depressed, I'll point you towards:

High School Hillary
A Satirical Lifetime Series Imagines Hillary Clinton Running for High School Class President
elisi: (#womancard)
Despite a Century Of Women’s Rights Progress, Hillary Clinton Still Faces Outrageous Sexism
This is basically going through the whole last century recording progress for women.

Fear of a Female President
Hillary Clinton’s candidacy has provoked a wave of misogyny—one that may roil American life for years to come.
Thing that especially stood out for me (it seems we are right when we say 'Masculinity so fragile'):

To understand this reaction, start with what social psychologists call “precarious manhood” theory. The theory posits that while womanhood is typically viewed as natural and permanent, manhood must be “earned and maintained.” Because it is won, it can also be lost. Scholars at the University of South Florida and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reported that when asked how someone might lose his manhood, college students rattled off social failures like “losing a job.” When asked how someone might lose her womanhood, by contrast, they mostly came up with physical examples like “a sex-change operation” or “having a hysterectomy.”
elisi: (Missy)
'This' being Fleabag.

Here is a short trailer on the BBC. (You can watch on iPlayer)

And here is a longer trailer on youtube. (Apparently it's also available on Amazon.)

Description: 'Angry, pervy, outrageous and hilarious, Fleabag arrives with a bang, as she spins through the city grasping at anyone and anything that might keep her head above water.'

Mostly though, it's one of the funniest things I've seen in a long while. Happened to catch a later episode the other night, and then went back to watch from the start. Enjoy!

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Related:

#IMOMSOHARD

7 ways for women to disappear so their clothes won’t upset anybody
elisi: (#womancard)
elisi: (Martha (walked the earth) by marylou_gr)
I had heard about this argument before, but didn't know where it came from. Having found it on my flist (thanks [livejournal.com profile] shipperx!) I give you:

Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is

There are links to follow-up posts, but the best one is a response:

Facts are Cool
elisi: (River (high heels) by promethia_tenk)



So many links, I'm gonna put them under a cut...

This is history )

And finally, you can download 'The Hunting of Hillary' here for FREE. ('Learn the true history of the “vast right-wing conspiracy” — as Hillary Clinton herself once described it.' Hillary is obviously deeply flawed in many ways, but like I've said before - the Hillary haters remind me of the Moffat haters. The hate gets in the way of the facts. And of course, the fact that she's a woman taps into all the prejudices that are still unfortunately alive and well. See above.)

Oh and if you want to know what she actually wants to do: Hillary’s vision for America, and key policies she will fight for as president. (The one thing that comes across whenever I hear her interviewed is that she's all about action. 'This is a problem, here is how I propose to solve it.' (Including the background/history, previous policy and how that's worked, how it should be tackled in the future. Like some sort of encyclopedia with vision and a plan.)

ETA: How could I forget???

Listen To Hillary Clinton’s Interview With BuzzFeed

That’s right, Hillary hung out with BuzzFeed — and it’s not your typical interview. With the hosts of BuzzFeed’s boozy and culture-savvy Another Round podcast at the helm, we didn’t pull any punches. We asked her about everything from how she’s dealt with sexism in Washington to her opinions on the characters from The Good Wife, and even got the scoop on why she never seems to be sweating. (“You guys are the first to realize that I’m really not even a human being. I was constructed in a garage in Palo Alto.”)

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