Wednesday Reads: Mr. SandmanPosted: March 17, 2021 | Author: JJ Lopez aka Minkoff Minx | Filed under: Africa, Discrimination against women, Domestic terrorism, DR Congo, GLBT Rights, Gun Control, hate crimes, History, homophobia, ICE Immigration and Customs Enforcement, immigration, Journalism, mass shooting, misogyny, morning reads, racism, the GOP, Violence against women, white nationalists | Tags: #AAPI, #stopasianhate, Baker Act, Robert Long |12 Comments
Happy St. Patrick’s Day…
It just wouldn't be Saint Patrick's Day if I didn't share this moment from The Muppet Show
Hope you all have a lovely (and safe) holiday! 🍀🍻 pic.twitter.com/gIkP8FRHQs
— Muppet History (@HistoryMuppet) March 17, 2021
This is horrible. And completely out of control. It has been since this anti-Asian violence began. I am so sorry for these lives lost and so many communities living in fear. https://t.co/yfyZxhPgZx
— roxane gay (@rgay) March 17, 2021
JUST IN: Police Identify Suspect in Mass Shootings That Killed Eight in Atlanta Areahttps://t.co/cj1N7twZ2Q
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) March 17, 2021
There were 3,800 anti-Asian racist incidents, mostly against women, in past year https://t.co/C4kaVslklr via @nbcnews
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) March 17, 2021
A few trends worth noting:
💬Verbal harassment makes up 68% of hate incidents. Physical assault makes up 11%.
👩🏻Women are 2.3 times more likely to report hate incidents.
🌉45% of reports originated in California, making it the first in the nation for hate incident reports.
— Stop AAPI Hate (@StopAAPIHate) March 16, 2021
it's not lost on me that a white man can murder 8 asian women and be arrested alive but breonna taylor was killed by police while she was sleeping.
— Whitney Hu 胡安行 ☀️ (@whitney_hu) March 17, 2021
I believe they have since released the information that it is 6 Asian women, 1 white woman and 1 man.
“Six of the people killed were Asian, and two were white, according to law enforcement officials. All but one were women.” https://t.co/K4IEt4CdfZ
— Murtaza M. Hussain (@MazMHussain) March 17, 2021
Six Asian American women were killed in Atlanta today. We're still learning about the motive. However, you should know this: most racist attacks against Asian Americans this past year have targeted women, and Asian American women are on edge. (1/15)
— Dr. Melissa May Borja (@MelissaMayBorja) March 17, 2021
"He was a hunter and his father was a youth minister or pastor. He was big into religion.” https://t.co/B170VC9m2v
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) March 17, 2021
I don’t even know what to say about Atlanta. Of course it was racism. Of course it was misogyny. Are we ever going to accept that at the root of a lot of our problems is how white men are raised to be entitled, hateful, and egocentric to the point of madness?
— Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) March 17, 2021
The use of the phrase "China Virus" is deadly and has to stop.
No explanation necessary.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) March 17, 2021
In other news…
Yes, I remember every single shitty thing anyone said about Hillary in 2016 and I will continue to throw it in these assholes’ hypocritical faces for eternity.
— Potato Guard (@feistybunnygirl) March 17, 2021
One hard fart and it’s over
— stephanie 💛 (@folkinthehead) March 16, 2021
For the 1st time in history, a Native American woman will serve in the President’s Cabinet. In its 171 year history and 53 secretaries, the DOI has never been led by a Native American. Now Native peoples will be part of shaping policies, not just advocating from the outside. pic.twitter.com/TwDuCz6XRF
— IllumiNative (@_IllumiNatives) March 15, 2021
The U.S. crafts retailer Michaels ordered stores to remove a book of feminist cross-stitch patterns that it had stocked for Women’s History Month. The decision came after employees found curses in some of the patterns and has prompted a backlash online.https://t.co/xVeCuxwhXo
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 16, 2021
A brilliant, incisive analysis that should give us all some hope that justice is coming. 👇🏼 https://t.co/3GGLMgeV2s
— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) March 13, 2021
Female lawmakers file complaint over misogyny in Georgia Legislature https://t.co/wE6U226jlL
— AJC (@ajc) March 17, 2021
Kamala Harris declared "the status of women is the status of democracy" today, in her first speech before the United Nations as the first female vice president of the United States. https://t.co/2Urr6sQsbs
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 16, 2021
Take a trip through 125 years of literary history https://t.co/sLW2p0Xxnj
— Tina Jordan (@TinaJordanNYT) March 15, 2021
Meet Jessica, a #DACA recipient and an essential worker in the frontline. She’s among 6 million immigrants helping the country fight the #COVID19 pandemic. Congress must protect Jessica and all immigrant families. #WeAreHome https://t.co/u4AtBARdU4
— CLASP (@CLASP_DC) March 16, 2021
More than 37,000 times a year, #Florida kids have the #BakerAct used against them largely by schools, police & foster care facilities.
Allowing involuntary institutionalization, it's grossly overused as a disciplinary tool than a mental health one.
— Southern Poverty Law Center (@splcenter) March 16, 2021
The film was added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2018. You can read more about it here https://t.co/V79nrFdEpQ pic.twitter.com/K72ynvcVVR
— Whores of Yore (@WhoresofYore) October 2, 2020
I knew he looked familiar…! pic.twitter.com/HvlAqvboMC
— Pee-wee Herman (@peeweeherman) March 16, 2021
You may remember I posted a link to part one of these series…
Ty, everyone, for yr kindness & love. I’ve found my love of writing again. And it’s hard for me to post this personal stuff, but rn my saving grace is that maybe you’d want to read about the bravest people I’ve ever met https://t.co/AhGMtcl4JJ
— Lauren Wolfe (@Wolfe321) March 10, 2021
Here are a few more for you to catch up with…
If I can finally be honest with myself, I was walking straight into a war zone where a bunch of madmen were raping little girls.
Part 2 of a behind-the-scenes look at how to report a frightening story in a dangerous place https://t.co/SvNuBCzyR4
— Lauren Wolfe (@Wolfe321) March 9, 2021
Young and new journalists! I’m writing this for you. And I want to hear what you want to know https://t.co/hA5u7ECYNY
— Lauren Wolfe (@Wolfe321) March 14, 2021
As I watched a column of smoke snake through the trees, a I felt a chill despite the warmth of the rainy season in Congo. This was the beginning of what would eventually bring me closer to the case that would stop, & ultimately convict, the rapists https://t.co/FaVHI9M0t3
— Lauren Wolfe (@Wolfe321) March 16, 2021
My pinned tweet seems to have disappeared, so here is the story I worked on for 6+ years, upon arrests, pre-convictions for crimes against humanity, for the rape of ~50 little girls, aged 18 months-11 years https://t.co/O8WueIxIxD
— Lauren Wolfe (@Wolfe321) November 16, 2020
Make two more points…
“Vicious hate crimes against Asian Americans who have been attacked, harassed, blamed and scapegoated. They are forced to live in fear for their lives just walking down streets in America. It's wrong, it's un-American and it must stop.” pic.twitter.com/W54RKzkL6G
— Reily @ 🏡 (@reilyseanconn) March 17, 2021
Tonight, we hold close to our hearts Georgia’s AAPI community, which was targeted in a spree of Metro Atlanta shootings. As we await more details on these tragic events, we must commit to overcoming xenophobia and racism. #gapol
— Fair Fight (@fairfightaction) March 17, 2021
i wish the vatican was as hard on pedophilia by their clergy as they are on a loving marriage between two consenting adults
— God (@thegoodgodabove) March 15, 2021
Here’s to better times….
One year in quarantine got me like… #MrBiden #BringMyVaccine 🎶💉🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/QKYaEhhtay
— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) March 9, 2021
Take it easy today.
Thanks for the roundup JJ.
Just watched the press conference on the Spa shootings in ATL. The press seems to think the fact the victims were largely Asian would make it a hate crime – but the shooter seems to be saying it was because they were sex workers. I guess targeting women for being sex workers isn’t a hate crime?
I mean no offense to Asian Americans – they are being targeted and it’s racial hate. But so many of these spree killings are underpinned by hatred for women and sexual issues.
If it’s the prostitution that bothered him so much, you’d think he’d aim for the perps, the johns. They’re the ones creating the entire industry he’s so upset about. But nooo. Funny — as in endless screaming — how that works.
One of the murdered women was in her 70s. I’m guessing she wasn’t a prostitute. In fact, there’s no evidence yet that any of these women were sex workers.
“underpinned by hatred for women and sexual issues”
Then there’s the whole bloody “sex work” bullshit. If it’s just work, why are nearly all prostitutes trafficked women and girls who want to get out of it?
I’m so disgusted at how the Cherokee Sheriffs office handled that press conference…and released that information from the suspect. That is bullshit. This investigation is going to be fucked if it is handled by CCSO…
It’s women’s fault again that men can’t control themselves.
Excellent choice of articles and cartoons. Thanks.
Hi Ron! Good to see you again.