How was your weekend? This past week was a busy one for social activism.
One of the best scenes in Blazing Saddles is when the railroad workers negotiate with Rock Ridge to help build the “false front” town that will fool Hedley Lamarr’s evil army. The racially mixed workers want to be repaid with land in town, and at first the townspeople object to including various ethnic groups. Eventually they agree to accept the Chinese and African Americans, but “we don’t want the Irish.” However, when Sheriff Bart insists, the group’s leader finally says, “Oh, prairie sh*t, everyone!” and a happy ending ensues. Continue reading Weren’t We All Immigrants, Once?
Much of this week’s news focuses on the meeting of world leaders in Asia and Australia for the G20 Summit. There is other news going on, but that’s what’s dominating the headlines. Continue reading News in Asia Is Attending Summits
This week’s version of “News in Asia” is linky because it’s hard to write with a five-month-old in your arms (even if she is adorable). Auntie duty calls.
[Trigger warning for rape and violence against trans women.] Continue reading News in Asia Loves Links
GamerGaters are still rearing their ugly heads this week, to the surprise of precisely no one. We also have some not-good news for everyone who was so excited that the Nigerian schoolgirls might have been on their way home, but at least the massive list of terrible people is somewhat mitigated by a bunch of awesome people and cool readings this week. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Continue reading This Week in Misogyny is So Not Basic
“Awareness” has gone too far. TOO FAR. And there’s plenty of truly tragic news this week to go along with the shit that’s merely infuriating. But if you can make it through to the end, Jessica Williams will make it all better. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Continue reading This Week in Misogyny Is Not Down with Fracking for the Cure
Mainly because the world is terrible. Extra special unicorn thoughts goes to the protestors holding strong in Hong Kong after violent clashes. Continue reading News in Asia is Sending Out Good Vibes
Hello friends, and welcome back. This week’s edition is a mixed bag of natural disasters, shady politics and one or two spots of levity, so let’s get started. Continue reading News in Asia