Quickies: Women-led podcasts, Clue, Clinton, and bloomers
- Women-led podcasts take a risk others won’t: Admitting they don’t everything – Most of my favorite podcasts are women-led: 2 Dope Queens, Serial, Death, Sex & Money, My Favorite Murderer, Criminal, Invisibilia.
- Clue changes out Mrs. White, a housekeeper, for Dr. Orchid, a scientist – “Come August, Mrs. White, the housekeeper-slash-cook-slash-nanny of the mansion where the game takes place, will be toast. Dr. Orchid, a biologist with a Ph.D., is set to take her place.” From Ray.
- We must not become Clinton apologists – “We will have to find a way to criticize her and hold her accountable, to see her as a beginning, not an end; now that she’s punched a hole in the glass ceiling, we should fight to get a truly progressive, radically minded woman through it.”
- When American feminists were pilloried for daring to wear bloomers – “But even with the widespread popularity of pants for women over the past century, they still make headlines today: Hillary Clinton will forever be associated with pantsuits, school dress codes forbid teen girls from wearing leggings as pants, and the Hollywood Reporter spent three paragraphs detailing late-night host Samantha Bee’s pants-based wardrobe in a recent profile.”
The one about Clinton is especially important. You’d be surprised how many people over on the Great Orange Satan think Hillary will automatically fix everything just because she’s a woman. She won’t even fix sexism by just being a woman in the White House; if Obama’s administration tells us anything, it’s that racism simply came to the fore. (And since Huckabee is already trying to turn himself into a MRA with a “Male Lives Matter” movement, and since “discount race, class, etc. aspects of issues where a male suffers” is a standard MRA tactic…)
For Clinton herself, she suffers from a few issues. Her ties to the DLC (basically the last of the overtly racist Democrats) are an issue, for instance.
Every word of that Hillary one, yes please.
Stars, if it were Elizabeth Warren instead of her…
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