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
— 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
Allowing involuntary institutionalization, it's grossly overused as a disciplinary tool than a mental health one.
— Southern Poverty Law Center (@splcenter) March 16, 2021
— 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….
— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) March 9, 2021
Take it easy today.
There was something about that image of the high heel and at vaccine 💉 …connecting women to science and how women are moving forward with Covid relief. (It also harkens back to the film High Heels by Pedro Almodóvar.)
The tag line to the film was, “Life can be murder in high heels.” And that is one statement you can’t argue with…even though we are living in 2021.
First some cartoons:
The Freedom Caucus blocked the House's Monday schedule.
Dems had 13 non-controversial bills they wanted to pass by voice vote. One gave congressional gold medals to law enforcement for their Jan. 6 actions.
The Freedom Caucus objected, so the bills were pulled.
— Bill Maxwell 😷 (@Bill_Maxwell_) March 9, 2021
Let’s call it what it is- straight and no chaser, the Republican Party in Georgia is going full Jim Crow & are doing everything they can to suppress Black voters.
There is no gray area. Either you support this or you don’t. Let me make a promise- WE ARE NOT GOING BACK! https://t.co/OzBHbHHIkb
— Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@harrisonjaime) March 9, 2021
Way to go, Georgia Republicans.
'I am disheartened, saddened, and angry': Jimmy Carter condemns Georgia GOP's voter suppression pushhttps://t.co/5JEO2A1kMZ
— Raw Story (@RawStory) March 10, 2021
This recent news in Georgia is alarming, and more reason why our leaders must pass the #ForThePeopleAct (#HR1/#S1). Protecting everyone’s right to vote is foundational to preserving our #democracy. https://t.co/tHvxJZ8dsu
— Declaration for American Democracy (@DFADCoalition) March 9, 2021
All this makes this next tweet relevant…
What do you do when your body is filled with parasites? If you're a sea slug, you eject your head, crawl away and grow a new body. https://t.co/G2Nm0VQEfu
— NYT Science (@NYTScience) March 10, 2021
A new @unicef report finds that millions more girls are at risk of child marriage.
We know that, in times of crises, girls are more likely to be married by 18 than to finish school. They are also at greater risk of sexual exploitation & early pregnancy.https://t.co/KEQ7o2vp4l
— Plan International UK (@PlanUK) March 9, 2021
GOP criticism of associate attorney general nominee Vanita Gupta as being anti-police is ridiculous. She has a strong record & police groups like FOP that don't normally take a position on the associate have written in support of her. She is highly qualified. https://t.co/g0qVDYwcnY
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) March 9, 2021
Last week the Congressional Caucus on Black Women released the 1st ever report on Black women and girls.
— Chicago Foundation for Women (@ChiFdn4Women) March 9, 2021
This is an important step in the right direction for U.S. leadership in promoting global access to safe abortion. It is time to #RepealHelms and end this neocolonialist interference with essential health care. https://t.co/X04RRdJR3r
— Planned Parenthood Global (@ppglobe) March 9, 2021
Racist and sexist Republicans strike again. https://t.co/VZNR3qkc0v
— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) March 9, 2021
When millionaire white women vote against the interest of Black and women of colour, it is the work of feminism to name and shame them for their cruelty but just as importantly for serving as the Footsoldiers of White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy. https://t.co/O7yWCVgB6V
— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) March 8, 2021
I interviewed @staceyabrams for the April cover of @marieclaire, and no she isn’t going to save us, but she absolutely believes in our ability to save ourselves.
Photos: @abdmstudio https://t.co/LWOUAIaq3l pic.twitter.com/tziFwEANia
— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) March 8, 2021
Every time I see this video I just think about the doctors and nurses who had to reuse PPE or didn’t even had proper PPE during this pandemic. And these people are teaching their kids to burn them… https://t.co/o3Vj6dqivW
— UGene🐝 (@EugeneGlukh) March 8, 2021
Good on President Biden. If you're qualified for a position, your gender shouldn't matter 👏https://t.co/6XAbLgEp9q
— Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) March 9, 2021
very normal to use your million+ followers to bully a younger journalist for sharing their mental health struggles in a tweet that has literally nothing to do with you https://t.co/USTesO6EPa
— Akela Lacy (@akela_lacy) March 9, 2021
I realize this is going to blow some peoples minds, but the harassment women face (often directly as the result of tweets like the one I'm responding to) is a serious issue worthy of empathy even if other bad things are happening in the world. https://t.co/KJjrnwD6g6
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) March 9, 2021
I really tried not to tweet anything about this, but being dismissive of the online harassment women face is so wrong & dangerous. pic.twitter.com/lbdwdZTi8A
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) March 9, 2021
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) March 9, 2021
Today a guy who carries a gun to church told me I'm living in fear because I wear a mask.
— Chris Milburn (@chrismilburnnps) March 8, 2021
And I will end it with this thought:
Celebrate International Women’s Day by correcting men and taking credit for their ideas. If they get upset about it, be sure to tell them that they sound hysterical and should smile more.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) March 8, 2021
Have a kick ass day…
And good morning to you…
Some hard hits there…as usual, the political comics bringing the point home.
If your graphic for women’s history doesn’t include Hillary Clinton? pic.twitter.com/iK1RowwqDi
— Daniel Aubry (@Aubs89) March 2, 2021
First tweet I saw when I started to write this post:
Raymond Cauchetier, who photographed French New Wave, dies at 101 of covid-19 https://t.co/5Wfb15LD45
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 3, 2021
This is one of my favorite pictures…please click on that link and read more about Raymond Cauchetier.
Now for some news updates:
Democrats are fighting to strengthen the people's right to vote. Republicans, meanwhile, are working to suppress it. https://t.co/Fm6clCaiOG
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) March 3, 2021
I assume we will now see a full-throated defense of Neera Tanden's cancellation from the people who worry very much about cancel culture and care very much about people of any political stripe who are penalized for their speech. https://t.co/hNieXUpf4M
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) March 3, 2021
This is called The Manchin Rule. https://t.co/j2izMVnBpL
— Joy-Ann Pro-Democracy & Masks Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) March 3, 2021
— Michael de Adder (@deAdder) March 1, 2021
WATCH: @AriMelber highlights videos from inside the Jan. 6 riot showing how MAGA fans brutally attacked, injured and tried to kill police and accounts from officers themselves, describing how this documented conduct undercuts "Blue Lives Matter” rhetoric. https://t.co/hs4mABWKTr
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 3, 2021
Texas and Mississippi governors' lifting of mask mandates is a gift to the coronavirus https://t.co/pSR3ehyhA6
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) March 3, 2021
Ohio juvenile court Judge Timothy Grendell thought coronavirus precautions were overblown, and made sure people knew it. In one case he forbade a mother from getting her children tested for COVID-19. Then, one of them had to go to the emergency room. https://t.co/JIMkeQBaHy
— ProPublica (@propublica) March 3, 2021
Stephen Colbert Fires Back at Fox News and Don Jr.'s Dr. Seuss Freakout https://t.co/1luEiXwUx8
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) March 3, 2021
And one last thing…
( And #FuckJoeManchin too!)
.@JoeManchinWV voted to confirm: Barr, DeVos, Grenell, Sessions,
Kavanaugh, and others. Given that context it is hard not to think this is about ethnicity and/or petty revenge for Tanden calling out his CEO daughter. It’s otherwise inexplicable.
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) March 3, 2021
Try and stay safe today…
Meanwhile, there was more going on yesterday…then a car crash in California:
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 24, 2021
Tucker shopped a similar lie last night https://t.co/SlScs3k2pi
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) February 23, 2021
Republicans are targeting some of President Biden’s cabinet nominees, most notably the nominees of color are facing outsize opposition. https://t.co/axrZ68kCAQ
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) February 24, 2021
THIS plus Manchin opposition seems made up-Neera Tanden spoke out against Manchin's daughter, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch, for her EpiPen price hike that got Bresch $19 million-and it's hardly the first time Manchin has used his position to cover for her. 👇🏻https://t.co/RKNqAg5Ikr https://t.co/kNgiEJ2L6G pic.twitter.com/UYy0lPZImK
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) February 24, 2021
The vote was postponed without a new date or time. https://t.co/JttW42aSdC
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) February 24, 2021
Donald Trump Jr. Is Being Examined By New York Prosecutors In Trump Business Probe https://t.co/nvKoQB3L5e
— Frida Ghitis (@FridaGhitis) February 24, 2021
Incredible timelapse of a giant section of ice covering Lake Michigan around the Chicago shoreline breaking off and drifting away. This video timelapse was captured by the WGN Hancock camera. H/T Tom @Skilling pic.twitter.com/9evTRpiLtn
— John Kassell (@wxkassell) February 23, 2021
President Biden will announce a program to send cloth masks to disadvantaged U.S. communities to curb the coronavirus pandemic. https://t.co/lnT4dOdGd1
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 24, 2021
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) February 24, 2021
You just know there’s trouble ahead when Fox puts people like Dinesh D'Souza on to say things like this about the deadly insurrection: "In reality, this was a bunch of rowdy people walking through a hallway."
— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) February 24, 2021
Just the thought of this tweet makes me want to puke:
On Donald Trump, Senator Mitt Romney at the DealBook DC Policy Project said: "I don't know if he'll run in 2024 or not, but if he does I'm pretty sure he will win the nomination." #DealBookDC https://t.co/Q6zOBOXHks pic.twitter.com/TK6fE9KLx2
— DealBook (@dealbook) February 24, 2021
This news here also makes me sick:
Just end this with William Blake:
And that’s all for now… stay safe.
Watch me pull a rabbit out of a hat…
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Sidewalk chalk protest art by @catcallsofnyc. A few things Trump has said to or about women. @catcallsofnyc took a trip to Washington DC to chalk these in 2018. Now they’re more relevant than ever. With the election coming up, we’ll be posting some throwbacks to Trump chalkings in case you needed another reason to #vote – 1) “I’m going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?” Trump was caught on camera saying this in 1992 about a 10 year old girl. Via @the.independent 2) “sadly she’s no longer a 10” Trump said this about @heidiklum in 2015. Via @nytimes 3) “you’re not thinking you never do” Trump to a female reporter in 2018. Via @nbcnews 4) “it must be a pretty picture you dropping to your knees” Trump said this in 2015 to an apprentice contestant via @thedailybeast 5) “a person who is very flat chested is very hard to be a 10” Trump is 2005 interview, via @the.independent 6) “she’s probably deeply troubled and therefore great in bed.” Trump said this about Lindsay Lohan in 2004. Via @cnn 7) “what did these geniuses expect when they put men and women together?” Trump tweeted this in 2013 about the sexual assault rates in the military. Via @cnn 8) “it’s a very scary time for young men in America” Trump said this in 2018 during the Brett Kavanaugh trials. Via @cnn
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If anyone said half the shit tRump has said…they would not have been elected either.
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Watching a Tamil name get mocked today reminded me of countless situations where I have felt like I was not welcome, and like my identity was a nuisance. But going through the tweets where people share the meaning behind their names is making me tear up and giving me so much pride!!!!! Soooo #mynameis Divya and it is derived from the Sanskrit word that stands for Divine Brilliance. The d is pronounced like the th sound in “this” not like the d sound in “divine”. If you’ve been mispronouncing my name for the last seven years, I don’t want an apology, just change the way you say my name. And remember!!!! If you can pronounce THIS you can pronounce Divya correctly. It’s just about whether you care to. ✨• • • • • • • •#mynameis #kamalaharris #pronounce #microaggressions #feminist #desi #Indian #divya
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David Perdue pretends he can't pronounce, and then mocks, the name Kamala. I bet he didn't mock the pronunciation of his bosses' names when he was being well paid a few years ago as a senior consultant at Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd. https://t.co/nSkbpjDbhr
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 17, 2020
Dear Sen. Perdue: Kamala is the name of Great Americans https://t.co/71j9sZVQyS
— Juan Cole (@jricole) October 18, 2020
I want to vomit:
"I said, first lady, am I the most handsome president ever? 'Yes, absolutely.' I said, who can top me? She said, 'well, JFK was good looking, but nothing like you. Nothing like you, darling.'" — Trump pic.twitter.com/5dWoSQoY8v
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 18, 2020
God. I can’t stand that he lives & breathes. https://t.co/b6JLDdae1c
— ndweiss, Space Force Rehab (@11tulips) October 17, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett reversed a jury award to a pregnant teen raped by a prison guard because raping pregnant teens wasn't part of his job description. https://t.co/TQL9wIi21j
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) October 17, 2020
“An analysis of the Georgia primary found that the average wait time after 7 p.m. across Georgia was 51 minutes in polling places that were 90% or more nonwhite, but only 6 minutes in polling places that were 90% white.” https://t.co/JRG0blyy6H
— Errin Haines 🧼🧴😷🙏🏾 (@emarvelous) October 17, 2020
(This will be an even more depressing thought when we all find them in the pockets of summer clothes again next year.)
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) October 18, 2020
I’m not crazy about the Lincoln Project, probably because of who is behind it…but this is a real good ad:
Vote for change.
Vote for her. pic.twitter.com/2KnPWrT54m
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 16, 2020
What do you think?
Have a good Sunday…