Friday Roundup: Hush Little Baby
On September 30th, 2016 in Quibbles
Happy Friday, y’all! Except not really because Fridays are terrible, apparently.
But not as terrible as men. I cannot apologize enough for our terribleness, but the good news is some of those men are removing themselves from women’s lives.
I can only hope these means they’ll be too busy jerking each other off to interrupt anyone else.
Go ahead, why don’t you measure how much men talk for yourself.
And not for nothing, but getting your work recognized is hard when you’re a disadvantaged group and have to body-check your way into the conversation.
Even when you do, you have to answer the same question repeatedly, “What’s it like to represent your entire social group?”
Answer: I also enjoy imagining groups as monoliths to simplify the social calculus involved in self-examination. Especially when you attract attention and it attracts the trolls from their caves.
The work of feminism will not be completed until we are all given free black hair elastics to wear on our right wrists “just in case.”
— Nicole Cliffe (@Nicole_Cliffe) September 28, 2016
It’s not all bad, though.
If you’re lucky the internet will give you some really great friends.
And your tweets are forever, so at least your mourners will get some entertainment at your funeral.
Or, if you’d prefer, they could mummify your tumors.
Happy weekend. I’m gonna go think some more about how men are very deeply not okay.