Titus Kaphar took a painting that used to be on the wall of Yale’s Corporation room, showing Eliyu Yale with two other wealthy white men, with an enslaved Black child in the background, and repainted it, crumpling it up and highlighting one part. It’s called “Enough about You” pic.twitter.com/gPVLQVor0j— Jason Stanley (@jasonintrator) January 12, 2019
Info here: Iceland's Christmas TV advert banned for being too political .
Looks like it's going viral instead... And I figured I could do my tiny bit. (As far as I remember I have never set foot in an Iceland store, but this is a good initiative.)
This time. Well.
But surely you can see the pattern?
ETA: Sad that it’s not coming home and that a lying, misogynist, racist President is coming instead? Here’s a list of the sort of organisations he hates that you can donate to as another form of protest:
And you can also help the NHS by buying their song and helping them to #1 (multiple links if you go to Twitter):
On a more serious note, you may have seen this statistic:
BBC: Domestic Abuse Rates increase by 38% when England lose
Information and Support: Domestic abuse
Many links, I am sure most would appreciate a donation.
Hi all! It’s @SexWorkHive here for our Monday night twitter takeover. Tonight we’re going to be talking about a debate due to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday, which is part of a push to bring a terrible, Trump-inspired tech anti-trafficking law to the UK. #letussurvive— Neville Southall (@NevilleSouthall) July 2, 2018
They included a handy link so you can email your MP to ask them to speak up:
Oh and speaking up can help. Here's another thread which... Well, go read it (and he did a lot more than just speak up):
It Was All a Dream
by Raheem Sterling
So can I trust you? Can I tell you my story, and will you really listen? If you read certain papers, maybe you already think you know me. Maybe you think you know my story, and what I care about. But do you really?
Read it. Trust me.
We went to Beirut to film a TV show about the city’s newly vibrant culinary and cultural scene. Then the bombs started falling, and we could only stand on the barricades of our hotel balcony and watch it all disappear — again.
Came across a link to this on Twitter.
So... I JUST FOUND A CAT THAT IS NOT MINE AND IT HAS HAD BABIES UNDER MY BED. pic.twitter.com/83ktBHGgT5— Paris Zarcilla (@ParisZarcilla) May 30, 2018
ETA: Follow link to twitter to read whole story. Also, that is not me. MY cat has a horrible infection on his cheek and had to be taken to the vet this morning. He is quite disgusting and also very petulant because we won't let him out.
My 12-year-old son just told me he’s gay. How can I help him?
Dear Princeton University, I love you
(The second one ties in with the first, despite the title.)
ETA: Sermon in full:
'The Right Rev. Michael Curry gave an impassioned homily, quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., invoking the power of love and its symbol as the fire that energizes life.' Or as Twitter put it:
A black reverend preaching to British royalty about the resilience of faith during slavery is 10000000% not what I thought I was waking up for, the royal wedding is good— Elamin Abdelmahmoud (@elamin88) May 19, 2018
And here is the cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason (I'll try to find a better video, right now there are only two):
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen quotes and references are constantly showing up in court
(Radio) Britain's first transgender headteacher
Claire Birkenshaw recounts what happened the first day she came to the boys' secondary school she worked at in Hull, northern England, as Miss instead of Sir.
(Video) Millicent Fawcett: First woman statue on Parliament Square
Less than 3% of statues in the UK are of women. Rachael Thorn explains why Millicent Fawcett is getting one.
And finally (for now) this is my favourite new artist - Annie Swynnerton. Just LOOK AT HOW AMAZING SHE WAS:
(Video) 'Forgotten' feminist artist's work on show
Annie Swynnerton was a leading 19th Century painter and a well-known women's equality campaigner.