Quickies: Brett Kavanaugh, the human cactus

Facing the reckoning and free museum day

You sir, are a human cactus – The amazing Katie Anthony on the latest coverage of Brett Kavanaugh’s assaults on women. “Media outlets reporting on sexual violence don’t need to find a FRESH ANGLE on it. Hi, Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh has repeatedly forced himself on numerous women in front of numerous witnesses. That’s ENOUGH. Why not just… write that? When you reframe it, you might be swinging to broaden the discussion to encompass the power structures that enable abuse, which is a worthy intention, but it reads as diffusing the man’s personal responsibility.”

Saturday, September 21 is Museum Day – Get free admission for two people to many museums in the US!

Facing the great reckoning head-on – CN: Sexual assault. Dana Boyd’s speech at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, upon receiving the 2019 Barlow/Pioneer Award: “The Great Reckoning is in front of us. How we respond to the calls for justice will shape the future of technology and society. We must hold accountable all who perpetuate, amplify, and enable hate, harm, and cruelty. But accountability without transformation is simply spectacle. We owe it to ourselves and to all of those who have been hurt to focus on the root of the problem.”



Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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