The Daily Read: October 26, 2017

This daily read is a little heavy on the substance side. It just seems like there’s so much crazy shit going on right now that warrants attention. Harvey Weinstein which led to the #metoo campaign on twitter and Facebook, the current tax plan being moved through congress, a heightening debate on whether or not our commander in chief is mentally sound enough to do the job, and so much more. I’m also going to apologize in advance for not being as bipartisan as I usually aim to be in the sources that I pick. I’m not going to name names, but some sites were just slim pickings today. And, not to be a bummer, but even the stuff in the For Fun section isn’t all that fun, it’s just not political or work related. Sorry.

BUTTTTT, it’s all good stuff to read and I hope you enjoy gaining some #knowledge from this installment offfffff

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Some Substance

“Trump has a habit of punctuating his more self-assured claims with the phrase ‘believe me.’ But when he wants space between himself and the words he is about to speak or tweet, he defers to other sources, relying on a rhetorical sleight.”

“Too many women, particularly groundbreaking women and industry leaders, are afraid to be labeled as feminists. They’re afraid to stand up and say, “Yes, I am a feminist,” for fear of what that label means, for fear of being unable to live up to unrealistic expectations.”

When writer Roxane Gay dubbed herself a “bad feminist,” she was making a joke, acknowledging that she couldn’t possibly live up to the demands for perfection of the feminist movement. But she’s realized that the joke rang hollow. In a thoughtful and provocative talk, she asks us to embrace all flavors of feminism — and make the small choices that, en masse, might lead to actual change.


For Fun

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