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URL :http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/
Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Feminism
Posts on Regator:17868
Posts / Week:37.2
Archived Since:September 10, 2008

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How Could You, Mozza?

[Content Note: Rape apologia.]As if the news wasn't painful enough for me to navigate already, I just had to read a heaping fuckload of rape apologia from Morrissey:On the Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey scandals. Morrissey says that...Show More Summary

What We Mean by "Believe Women"

"Believe Women" does not mean, and has never meant, that men accused of sexual harassment and/or assault should meet legal or professional consequences without investigation or adequate process.People are having the same fucking problem with Believe Women as they do with Black Lives Matter. Show More Summary

News from Shakes Manor + Programming Note

As Thursday is Thanksgiving in the U.S., we will be taking the next few days off and see you back here next Tuesday.I'm going to put up the Virtual Pub shortly, but I wanted to briefly explain the longer break than is typical for me at Thanksgiving.I've got a doctor's appointment tomorrow (nothing serious), and then Olivia has surgery on Monday. Show More Summary

Three Things

[Content Note: Rape culture.] "If we believe her, it could ruin his life." If you don't believe her, it will almost certainly ruin hers. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) November 21, 2017 Disbelieving victims of sexual harassment and/or assault has ruined more lives than believing them ever could. Show More Summary

We Resist: Day 306

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

Solving Sexual Harassment Won't Happen by Magic

[Content Note: Sexual harassment; misogyny.]This is a critically important piece on sexual harassment by Lauren B. Edelman, who is the Agnes Roddy Robb professor of law and professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, and the author of Working Law: Courts, Corporations and Symbolic Civil Rights. Show More Summary

???? Time to Make Noise to Save Net Neutrality

For nearly the entire year, I've been warning about the urgent threat to Net Neutrality posed by Donald Trump's appointed FCC chair, Ajit Pai, who routinely makes the mendacious argument that Net Neutrality is "bad for business" to justify...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker eyeballsmccat: "Is there a question you wish people meeting you for the first time would ask? If so, what is it, and what would be your answer?"I wish people meeting me for the first time would ask me what my preferred pronouns are. Show More Summary

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by ambivalent feelings about shiplap at best. Recommended Reading:Katherine Fugate: [Content Note: Domestic violence; child abuse; descriptions of violence] Nobody Would Have Been Surprised If I Had DiedMonica...Show More Summary

To the Women

[Content Note: Misogyny; sexual violence.]Hello, Shaker women.We are in the middle of a vicious misogynist backlash right now. And, on top of that, a tidal wave of news about sexual assault which brings with it a second tidal wave of rape apologia. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

This is a pretty excellent exhibit of why Matilda's nickname is "Rags." As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

We Resist: Day 305

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

Mueller Is Still Investigating

Breaking News: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is still doing the job he was appointed to do. That is all this story says. That's (hopefully) a good thing, of course. But, once again, I find myself in the position of urging readers not to read more into any news item about Mueller's ongoing investigation than is actually there. Show More Summary

I Can Also Walk and Chew Gum

I'm getting real goddamn tired of white people hopping into my mentions to tell me my talking about Trump's white supremacy is a "distraction." It's not a distraction from the fact that the U.S. president is a white supremacist, which is a pretty important issue to me. Show More Summary

Transgender Day of Remembrance

[Content Note: Transphobia; violence; neglect; sexual assault; self-harm.] A candle burns at Shakes Manor. Today marks the 18th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is "set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Show More Summary

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by autumnal colors.Recommended Reading:Mariame Kaba: [Content Note: Sexual violence; carcerality] Help Criminalized Survivors of Violence for the Holidays!Imani Gandy: [Content Note: Sexual harassment/assault]...Show More Summary

Just to Be Clear

[Content Note: Rape culture.]There has been an enormous amount of "defense" of Al Franken that looks an awful lot like abuse apologia (because it is), and I don't have the energy to debunk each fetid thread, but I do want to say this:...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

"Hey, Dudley, who has cute ears?""Is it me?!" As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Somebody Struck a Nerve!

An interesting scene at the Senate Finance Committee meeting during which the Republican's garbage tax plan was under discussion: Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown called out that the plan is just a giant piece of class warfare designed to redistribute wealth upwards, and Republican Senator Orrin Hatch was not happy about it. Show More Summary

FYI

I do not now, nor will I ever, give a single infinitesimal shit about anything Donald Trump has to say about sexual assault, unless it's an apology to his victims. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) November 17, 2017 And I don't mean a fake-ass shit apology. Show More Summary

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