“Don’t read a list like this and think that most of these don’t apply to you.” Believe me, I don’t. As for the suggestion “Don’t use your ‘feminism’ as a way to get women to trust you. Show us in your day-to-day life, not in your self-congratulatory social media,” I’ve been suspicious of Guys Who Are Trying Too Hard ever since a friend told me she’d fought off an attempted rape by a guy in the Men Stopping Rape group at Penn State 25 years ago. Anyway, good list.
Men, you want to treat women better? Here’s a list to start with
Joyce Carol Oates is such a perfect avatar for the classist, elitist literary establishment. Claiming that southerners—especially Mississippians!—don’t read is beyond ignorant.
Joyce Carol Oates on Twitter
Pleased that the 1st deer shot on our mountain this year was a shy boy’s 1st buck—a rite-of-passage, assisted by his hunting grandmother.
The builder leaves but hammering continues—a pileated woodpecker. Two chipmunks poke their heads out on either side… https://t.co/Mqlc2D7m4E
“At the heart of this drive for purity, and the overweening resentment it produces, is not Christian spirituality, but a fear of being eclipsed by people who are not like them—a fear of replacement. The underlying similarities with the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville—those who chanted, “You will not replace us”—are hard to ignore.”
How Trump Stole the Soul of the Values Voter Summit
Sun in the thinning treetops—a nest of needles. From the other house, the muffled sound of a drill teaching the… https://t.co/9Q4Aged8ql
The fat that this is not the biggest story in America right now is a sad commentary on the state of our news media. Well, not as sad as their wall-to-wall coverage of a bigoted reality TV show host giving us a brain-dead megalomaniac for a president. But still pretty sad.
Equifax: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
“In the final evaluation, the White City in all its guises fulfills a psychological need in the Western and particularly North American imagination—and among many Hondurans—for something more grandiose than a node in a network of large and fiercely independent villages—it needs to be the capital of a civilization, and the civilization needs a name, and thus are reputations cemented, funders satisfied, and movies made. Any number of other large “White City culture” sites could technically be candidates for this, but they simply will not do, for they are not nestled undiscovered in the virgin heart of the wilderness. This is why the White City is always sought and only found well ahead of the modern settlement frontier. When the frontier tromps through, the existing exposed and looted sites are found lacking, and thence the city continues to recede deeper into the untrammeled forest.”
My brother Mark on the persistence of Indiana Jones-style archaeological myths in the public imagination, and what their uncritical acceptance by nearly all mainstream newspapers and magazines says about our “fake news” culture.
The Lost City of the Monkey God, A True Story; Jungleland
“It is a delusion to expect the people, whether male or female, who hold, benefit from, and use sexual power to be the ones to correct the system: that has never worked in the history of the world. What works is when sufficient numbers of an oppressed or victimized group finally have enough courage to speak out about what has happened to them, and to stand up together for openness, transparency, and change.”