And, of course, with the way Facebook delivers stuff to your timeline, you may have missed it even if you do follow me on Facebook. Since I’m behind in the 10,001 things I need to do this week, I’m going to just stick some of my posts from Facebook right here. There’s some good readin’!
Let’s get to it!
Dear Doctors: please listen to your patients, even if they’re overweight. Especially if there’s a sudden change in their health. And most especially if their symptoms match a life-threatening problem they had before! Oh, and don’t dismiss their symptoms just cuz they’re a woman, dither. Kthx.
This article is about white people losing their shit over the idea of renaming half a mile worth of a street after Martin Luther King Jr. Mind you, that stretch wasn’t even in their part of town. Tell me again how we don’t have a problem with racism in this country.
Attention male-identifying people: this is where you get to shut down social sanction for sexism. Right here, where the dude turns to you for backup when his sexist joke falls flat. This is where you step up and let him know you don’t have his back.
“Sexist men, too, are more likely to assume I’m on board with sexist jokes. A man I worked with made a joke about beating his wife in front of me and a group of women, and looked at me when it didn’t go over well, as if I’d understand.
“We need to notice these things.”
Wiley Reading on Everyday Feminism: 3 Ways to Rethink Masculinity as a Newly Masculine-Presenting Person
When we’re talking about pregnancy, far too many people see nothing but a baby. If they can’t avoid seeing the woman, it’s just long enough to call her a slut. If it’s a trans man, they don’t see him at all.
So those people need to hear this poem.
And if they still can’t see the pregnant person, they need to be wheeled into the nearest OR: if they’re that pro-life, surely they have no problem at all donating bone marrow, blood, a kidney, and half their liver to save lives. Sure, there’s a risk of death, but children are depending on them for their survival! Sure, it’s painful and inconvenient, but it’s just a few months of pain and recovery time, plus a lifetime of unwanted changes to their bodies, so won’t someone please think of the babies who need that blood, marrow, kidney, and liver?!
I mean, it’s a simple moral issue. If they didn’t want to undergo major surgery, they shouldn’t have been protesting abortion, now, should they?
Digital Cuttlefish: Behold, The Invisible Woman!
This is a really good read. Content note for child abuse, slavery, and – well, you know how violent the Old Testament is.
That’s just a small sampling. Enjoy!