Amanda

Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.
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    Quickies: Climate change deniers’ coordinated attacks on Greta Thunberg

    Attacks on Greta Thunberg come from a coordinated network of climate change deniers – “…a large subsection of the commentariat driving the abuse of Greta is part of an established network of radical free-marketeer lobby groups — a network that has firm ties to the fossil fuel industry and funders of climate science denial.” Dark crystals: The reality behind a…

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    Quickies: Brett Kavanaugh, the human cactus

    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?…

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    Quickies: The rise of TERFs

    The rise of TERFs – “Gender critical” is just a new way term bigots are using to try and seem valid. Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists may have feminist right in the name, but yet they are aligning themselves with the conservative movement just because they agree on hating trans people. My kid is nonbinary and I can’t get over it…

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    Quickies: TSA’s binary body scanners

    TSA’s body scanners are gender binary, humans are not – CN: Transphobia. Olivia, when pulled aside for additional screening by the TSA, was told that she would have to submit to a physical search by a male TSA official or she would not be allowed to fly. Body scanners have two settings – male and female – and the person…

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    Quickies: On the soothing power of horror

    Horror is a soothing genre for women – Because it’s upfront about what it’s like to be a woman. Great interview on LitHub with Sady Doyle, author of Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power. No shit video games are political, they’re conservative – “Declaring the products of an enormous capitalist machine somehow free of politics…

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    Quickies: “Presenteeism” at work and its effects on menstruating women

    “Presenteeism” takes toll on menstruating women – (Note: Not all menstruating people are women. This study only questioned women on their experiences.) “Women who push themselves to work or study despite menstrual symptoms like painful cramps may be less productive on those days and might benefit from being able to work from home or take a day off and make…

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    Quickies: Young white male rage

    Young white male rage is the biggest problem facing our country – By Jessica Valenti. “Continuing to ignore what is happening in this country — and what is happening to young men — is only going to get more people killed. Recognizing the nature of the crisis doesn’t mean demonizing young white men; it means helping the ones who are…

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    Quickies: The end of the meat industry

    This is the beginning of the end of the meat industry – On the recent evolution and success of faux-meat products like the Beyond and Impossible burgers. Have you tried either, and what do you think of them? Thank you, Donna, for sending this in! Jen Gunter will tell you the truth about your vagina – An excellent profile of…

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