Opinion | Amber Tamblyn: I’m Done With Not Being Believed

“Disbelief is not just about men disbelieving us. It is about our own disbelief in ourselves.

I have been afraid of speaking out or asking things of men in positions of power for years. What I have experienced as an actress working in a business whose business is to objectify women is frightening. It is the deep end of a pool where I cannot swim. It is a famous man telling you that you are a liar for what you have remembered. For what you must have misremembered, unless you have proof.

The women I know, myself included, are done, though, playing the credentials game. We are learning that the more we open our mouths, the more we become a choir. And the more we are a choir, the more the tune is forced to change.” – Amber Tamblyn
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From the article: A man called me a liar, and it reminded me of all the people who have doubted me.

White feminists, patriarchy, and solidarity: the dangling carrot

“Consider the fact that, for 500 years, white/European women were literally executed for doing so much as resisting or disagreeing with a man for any reason. Generation after generation of mothers taught their daughter to STFU, so they could simply stay alive.

Directing hate towards women who are simply trying to exist within a culture that offers them only three options (maiden, mother, whore, if you will) is a pretty narrow way to look a the big picture. They may be cowards, but they are not the enemy.”
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From the article: Or “How to (maybe) keep yourself from being raped, beaten, forced into poverty, and/or publicly shamed by your friends and family”

Disaster capitalism in action: Corporate greed made Harvey worse — now comes the cash grab

If you’ve ever wondered why more bigbiz developers don’t want to help with climate change …. this is why. Devastated land makes a good “investment” and no one will be there to worry about land grabs. Houston is about to look VERY different in a few years.
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From the article: Neoliberal capitalism helped make the devastation in Houston possible, and now it will profit from the aftermath

Jury finds all 7 wildlife refuge occupiers including Ammon Bundy not guilty on all counts

white privledge? what white privledge? OH YOU MEAN THIS RIGHT HERE!
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From the article: PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A federal jury has found Ammon Bundy and his six co-defendants not guilty on all charges for taking over a federal wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon earlier this year.Standoff leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy and five others were charged

Top editors abruptly ousted at Los Angeles Times

Sooooo …: this is a bad harbinger if there ever was one.

“In the latest major shake-up at the Los Angeles Times, Executive Editor and Publisher Davan Maharaj and his second-in-command Marc Duvoisin were abruptly fired Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

… The newspaper’s publisher will be Ross Levinsohn, who has no experience in newspapers but worked at Fox and Yahoo.”
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From the article: Executive Editor and Publisher Davan Maharaj and his second-in-command Marc Duvoisin were abruptly fired Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times.