Excerpts from my feeds
A quick re-announcement: I get asked a lot what I’m reading, listening to and what I’m doing with social media. And so, every Thursday — barring some other writing necessity — I’ll be putting out a round-up of what caught my eye so far for the week. It is by no means comprehensive or intended to replace your regular feeds. This is my version of jotting down what I’m up to. Send me feedback so I can add, lose, modify or otherwise improve this project.
I got a lot of love from Minnesota-born reproductive justice warriors this week. Thanks to the spectacular Robin Marty and her piece in Rolling Stone, I got a lot of traffic directed to my piece on loving Obamacare. A tweet by Lizz Winstead was quite the “two” in the “one-two punch.” Thanks, Lizz!
— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) October 22, 2013
And thanks for the new trolls. They’ve been super entertaining.
— Baracko Vomit, Esq (@rtxNewsSource) October 22, 2013
My favorite three things:
Have you or someone you love had an abortion or become a communist and/or lesbian after purchasing Girl Scout cookies? Tell us your story!
— A is For (@AIsForOrg) October 23, 2013
— PolicyMic (@PolicyMic) October 18, 2013
Apparently Jesus has gone into business w/ John Travolta selling watches in Germany pic.twitter.com/OPTdLsij8V
— jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) October 20, 2013
I’m putting this up top in case you haven’t seen it yet. If you have a platform of any kind within feminism, sign their statement. I have:
Feminists Fighting Transphobia
If you aren’t already reading everything from Michael Brooks, start here. If you follow my stuff, you should get to know him:
What the John Brennan Hearing Didn’t Tell you: Aircraft Carrier-Based Drones Could Expand Cover War Around Globe
“From computer programming to nuclear fission to the paper bag machine, it’s time to stop erasing these women from their great works.” By Tim Murphy and Tasneem Raja
I already love everything Tim Murphy does; now he’s more excellent, because, yeah:
Ladies Last: 8 Inventions by Women That Dudes Got Credit For
Mychal Denzel Smith should be on your reading list. If he isn’t, fix it. He’s a crazy good follow on Twitter, brilliant on every show that gives him air time and is somehow simultaneously crazy smart and someone you are sure you’d enjoy having a beer with.
The Normalization of Violence Against Black Women
Katha Pollitt does great essays on the long view of reproductive rights. This is no exception:
“Novelist Kate Manning richly reimagines Madame Restell as a defender of women from the horrors of poverty, male privilege and their own physiology.”
The Notorious Life of a Nineteenth-Century Abortionist
Mattea Kramer and Jo Comerford of The Nation ask: Who decides what’s “essential” during a government shutdown?
That Time When DC Stopped Funding Domestic Violence Shelters While Both Congressional Gyms Stayed Open
When Consumer Reports’ calls you out, it’s time to do a self-check.
Obamacare opponents have misrepresented Consumer Reports’ position: HealthCare.gov problems do not negate benefits of new health law
You should already be following and reading my friend Dean Obeidallah all over the everywhere. He got beat up this week by FIVE separate publications for rightly attacking the horrible Ted Cruz and his bigotry. Check out Dean’s response in The Daily Beast:
The Tea Party’s War on Comedy
Podcasts & clips:
I wanted to include a clip of Byron Hurt on Melissa Harris Perry last Sunday. The whole segment was amazing. He was amazing. I was actually crying relieved tears listening to him describe rape culture and the work he’s doing to change it. I’m sorry that because of MSNBC’s new website I can’t find it. It won’t even show up in a Google search. I’ll flip back through and see if I can get a producer to respond during the show this weekend. It’s timely, but not dated and will be just as powerful in my next post if I can get a hold of it.
Anytime Ari Berman is on a show somewhere, it’s bad news for voting in America. He joined Sam Seder on The Majority Report to talk about the far right, southern domination of the GOP and how voter discrimination is blazing through Arizona, Kansas and other states in the wake of SCOTUS gutting the Voting Rights Act.
I have a handful of podcasts I return to when I need a break from politics or am in the mood for good storytelling and humanity. If you haven’t discovered Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, I highly recommend it. He has a conversational style with guests that pulls details and life stories out of their heads and paints the emotional picture of who they are and where they’ve been. The recent episode with Laura Dern was an especially great episode:
I think the nuns on the bus should be part of the budget negotiations. #Uppers
— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) October 20, 2013
This month the GOP voted to shut down the government. Next year we can vote to shut diwn the GOP
— Peter Flom (@peterflom) October 18, 2013
'I'm Daisy Coleman, the teenager at the center of the Maryville rape media storm, and this is what really happened." http://t.co/HU7Dasewat
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) October 18, 2013
— KateGallagherRobbins (@kfgrobbins) October 18, 2013
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 22, 2013
just pour some Tussin on it. #GOPHealthcareReformAlternatives
— Imani ABL (@AngryBlackLady) October 22, 2013
So, I did what I said and let myself stew in my hatred of whorephobia for a while. This was the result: http://t.co/TVlluZ2Fzt
— jay, fire fennec (@jaythenerdkid) October 18, 2013
Ted Cruz and Rand Paul need to figure out how they don't just split the silly vote because I need one of them to be the 2016 GOP nominee.
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) October 17, 2013
Here's how easily you can get a gun permit from Utah—at a suburban shopping mall in Maryland: http://t.co/gdK3zkSYwy
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) September 29, 2013
— PolicyMic (@PolicyMic) October 21, 2013
Folks, I'm not saying men don't know rape is wrong. I'm saying far too many (particularly young men) don't even know what constitutes rape.
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) October 22, 2013
— Some Asshole (@assholeofday) October 22, 2013
— Karl Frisch (@KarlFrisch) October 23, 2013
How Obamacare will save the federal government $190 billion http://t.co/Bde8ODAVrP
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) October 23, 2013
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