Weekly Reader Vol 1 Issue 13


Welcome to the latest edition of Weekly Reader, where I scour the internet, looking for odds and ends and other things to share. Got something of your own that you want to share with everyone? Drop it like it’s hot(linked) in the comments!

NOW DO YOU WISH HILLARY CLINTON WON? (from Dame magazine): “I don’t say this to the majority of Americans who wanted her to win, the 3 million more of us who voted for her to win. I don’t even say this to the people who voted for Trump and now regret it. We already wish she won, every moment of every day. Rather I say this to the dolts and diehards—the craven Republicans who have betrayed their own country in support of a questionably literate egomaniac; the Harambe-or-Busters who are doubling down on the “There was no difference” defense; the angry incels probably on the payroll of RT.com; and the 53 percent of white women who are so complicit in their own subjugation they smack the hand of someone trying to pull them up while embracing the hand that’s grabbing their pussy.”

How Doctors Take Women’s Pain Less Seriously (from the Atlantic): “As we loaded into the ambulance, here’s what we didn’t know: Rachel had an ovarian cyst, a fairly common thing. But it had grown, undetected, until it was so large that it finally weighed her ovary down, twisting the fallopian tube like you’d wring out a sponge. This is called ovarian torsion, and it creates the kind of organ-failure pain few people experience and live to tell about.”

The Deadly Incel Movement’s Absurd Pop Culture Roots (from Medium): “In 2011, the thought of terrorism organized by a group of sexist men online was laughable. So I did the professional thing: I ignored Elam’s post. I laughed it off. I moved on.”

Men like Henry Cavill are not “old-fashioned”, they are avoiding accountability (from the Pool): “Of course, when it comes from a place of concern, this uncertainty is something that we should be addressing. Men asking questions about their own behaviour, without weaponising their discomfort as an attack on women, is something that should be celebrated. Yet, often, this is not the case. Rather, comments like Cavill’s – pejorative and inflammatory statements – serve as a thinly veiled attempt to delegitimise facts that make men like him uncomfortable. And how many times must we say it: guys, this is not about your comfort. You are not the victims here, no matter how dexterous or creative you are in your attempt to seek out that position.”

MEN PREFER UNEDUCATED, NAÏVE OBJECTS THEY CAN EASILY CONTROL (from Samantha Field): “When Lori Alexander says “Debt-Free Virgins without Tattoos,” the post makes it clear that she’s pointing to those items as indicative of what she sees is a larger social problem: women who aren’t utterly dependent on their husbands.”

Today’s Facebook Stock Drop Is Only the Beginning (from Talking Points Memo): “Facebook’s degenerate corporate culture and, specifically, its uses of data which may be technically legal (or were) but can’t withstand public scrutiny are at the heart of its business model.”

The waves of feminism, and why people keep fighting over them, explained (from Vox): “As the #MeToo movement barrels forward, as record numbers of women seek office, and as the Women’s March drives the resistance against the Trump administration, feminism is reaching a level of cultural relevance it hasn’t enjoyed in years. It’s now a major object of cultural discourse — which has led to some very confusing conversations because not everyone is familiar with or agrees on the basic terminology of feminism. And one of the most basic and most confusing terms has to do with waves of feminism.”

American white people really hate being called “white people” (from Vox): “The funny thing is, I never said a disparaging word about white people. I only said that while other groups are accustomed to being discussed and polled and judged, white people aren’t, and they would freak out if they saw a question like the one in the PRRI poll about themselves.”

With that, we bring another edition to a close. Stop by again next week when I post more links worth perusing. Until then, happy reading!

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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