Amanda

Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.
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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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    Quickies: FBI says most domestic terrorism cases are tied to white supremacy

    FBI director says many domestic terrorism cases are tied to white supremacy – The majority of domestic terrorism arrests made by the FBI this fiscal year have been tied to white supremacy. How abusers use the courts against their victims – “Many abusers misuse the court system to maintain power and control over their former or current partners, a method…

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    Quickies: The Alaskan village where every cop has been convicted of domestic violence

    The village where every cop has been convicted of domestic violence – In Stebbins, Alaska, all you have to do to become a police officer is sign a form. Even if you’ve been convicted of a felony in the past, you’re still eligible. Which is how the the town ended up with a 7-person police force, all with a history…

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    Quickies: Catching serial rapists

    An epidemic of disbelief – CW: Sexual assault, rape. Testing a backlog of years-old rape kits has lead to the discovery of many serial rapists, as well as revealing that many serial rapists do not follow patterns that were previously expected. Queer science fiction and fantasy recommendations – This is a great little database for finding the exact type of…

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    Quickies: AOC being sued for blocking on Twitter

    Happy Friday everyone! I’m filling in for Noisy today, who is off attending a conference. AOC is being sued for blocking people on Twitter – “AOC is the target of two separate lawsuits, both accusing her of violating people’s First Amendment rights by blocking them on Twitter. One suit comes from Dov Hikind, a former Brooklyn Assemblyman and founder of…

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