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
“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.”
- (quoted) Trump parallels history and manipulates the psychology of voters through his lies. The New York Times
- #MeToo, The Everygirl // #MeToo, Darling Magazine
- The Skimm’s guide to the financial crisis in Puerto Rico
- Kids these days. But seriously take their tablets away for peet’s sake.
- Former President George Bush’s statement on bigotry in the U.S. being newly emboldened
- Being you to improve your career
- School named after confederate leader to be renamed after Obama
- McKayla Maroney confesses that she was abused by the USA gymnastics doctor at 13
- It’s really not that hard not to give tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans, turns out
“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.
- (Pictured) Funny tweets this week by women
- QUIZ: Pick some food, get a 90’s movie to watch
- Melania has a body double conspiracy. Seems far fetched but who knows anymore.
- Rihanna talks about having a fluctuating body type and YES LADY
- Trends you can try even if you aren’t a fashion risk taker
- Being single in your 30’s
- Identify your jealousy and overcome it