“The most disrespected person in America is a black woman… The most neglected person is a black woman…”
Despite this, you can see that many things were invented or created by black women. From civil right movement and fighting against any form of discrimination to the discovery of endless space there were people, about whom you won’t hear from TV (except cases when they need it) or you don’t hear/read at school (maybe 1-2 pages in a book). So here, some of huge amount of women, whose goal was something more than just being a woman.
“Fusion’s Kelsey McKinney noticed something important about today’s newspapers that heralded the historic moment of a woman winning a presidential nomination. A lot of them used a picture not of Hillary — but her husband.
Hillary Clinton, first woman to win the presidency! Let’s put a big pic of her husband on the front page!
Of course it’s true that Hillary Clinton only addressed the DNC briefly through a video Tuesday night. And, having worked in a number of newsrooms, my guess is the editors at these papers wanted to grab a newsy photo from something that happened at the Democratic National Convention last night. That newsy photo ended up, in a lot of cases, to be of Bill Clinton.
But it didn’t have to be.
The Chicago Sun-Times featured a historical photo of the nominee.
And other papers decided to use a photo of Clinton from a few days ago. This is the front page of the Los Angeles Daily News.”
“During the final night of the Republican National Convention, MSNBC host Chris Matthews managed to rope the Trump campaign into admitting a manifestly absurd position that offends a significant swath of the voting base.
Matthews asked Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort how the campaign “deal[s] with the problem” that “whenever a man, you’re a man, or Trump, who is a man, criticizes Hillary Clinton, they hear a male criticizing woman,” during an interview Thursday.
“It depends which women you are talking about,” Manafort said. “Many women feel they can’t afford their lives, their husbands can’t afford to be paying for the family bills. Hillary Clinton is guilty of being part of the establishment that created that problem. They will hear the message. As they hear the message, that’s how we will appeal to them.”
Manafort’s response was apparently so startling to Matthews that he tossed him a mulligan.
“You heard what you just said didn’t you? You said women are concerned about their husband’s income?”
“I can speak personally to that,” Manafort earnestly offered.”
Denmark has top-notch education, public services, and ample civil liberties – such as the right to fuck a lion, so long as you capture and subdue/romance said lion humanely. Yep: Bestiality wasn’t outlawed in Denmark until last year.
In 2007, two undercover Danish journalists infiltrated an animal brothel – an idea which necessitates us carving a new notch in the stick we use to measure how low humanity can sink – in Jutland, where they were offered such in-house delicacies as the initially innocent sounding, but progressively more disturbing when you think about it, practice of “horseplay.” And in 2014, Vice (of course it was Vice) interviewed a Danish zoophile who nobly refused to rent out his dog, but only because he didn’t want to contract STDs when he himself fucked it.
One of the biggest problems with legal bestiality (besides everything) is the medical world’s inability to properly treat animals who have been affected by it. Though the law did previously specify that bestiality was illegal if the animal was harmed, Rover couldn’t tell the veterinarian that he’s walking funny because his owner is really lonely, and his owner probably didn’t print that on his business cards, either.
Systematic - done or acting according to a fixed plan or system; methodical.
If you’re going to say systematic oppression still exists in the modern western world you’re going to have to prove it.
Show me which rights PoC and women don’t have that white males do. Show me a law that only applies to black people. Show me the list of things it’s illegal for women to do because of their gender. Why would we even bother with anti discrimination laws if they government was setting up a inherently racist or sexist system?
Even if you believe there’s a lot of racists or misogynists working within and misusing the system (which I don’t) that doesn’t mean the system itself is set up to be oppressive. It just means there’s individuals with backward beliefs abusing their power. That’s still not systematic oppression.
The Liberal government plans to rid the Indian Act of rules that discriminate based on sex.
The move is partly in response to a Quebec Superior Court decision last August that ruled certain sections of the Indian Act having to do with the registration of status violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
That case was brought by Stephane Descheneaux, who comes from the Abenaki community of Odanak, about 40 kilometres northwest of Drummondville, Que.
Descheneaux was unable to pass on his Indian status to his three daughters because he got it through his indigenous grandmother, who lost her status when she married a non-indigenous man.
Had his aboriginal grandparent been a man, he would have been able to keep his status, as well as be able to pass it on to his wife, their children and grandchildren.
The previous Conservative government had appealed the ruling, but the Liberals withdrew that appeal in February.
They have until February 3, 2017, to implement the changes.
Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says the government would be working with indigenous organizations to come up with changes to the Indian Act required by the Descheneaux ruling, but also other aspects of Indian Act registration that discriminate based on whether people – or their ancestors – are male or female.
Bennett says she’s committed to launching a second stage that will involve working with Aboriginal Peoples to take a broader look at “systemic issues” regarding registration, membership, citizenship and identity for First Nations, Metis, Inuit and non-status Indians.
The Conservative government launched an exploratory process to examine some of the same issues in 2011.
It's an interesting and disappointing reality we live amidst where even in science fiction films or dystopian/world-under-fire settings, the woman is nearly always the supporting actor or assistant to the male lead or POTUS. It's as if it's impossible to rid ourselves of male chauvinism even in a fictional timeframe of ~3 hours. Even when the female role is an influential protagonist, she's typically in some military position. So, we can imagine a woman displaying swift decision making, calculated advice bolstered by her character's extensive experience and justification for earning her rank, but Commander in Chief? Woah -- slow down, let's not get crazy.
Even in Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’, it’s not until Dallas dies that Ripley gains Captain rank as next-in-command of the Nostromo and crew. Just saying.
I’m surprised how hard Hillary Clinton’s nomination has hit me. In all the Bernie Sanders controversy and all the Trump madness I’d almost lost sight of how meaningful this moment is: to have the first woman nominated for president by a major U.S. political party.
When I was in elementary school I did a project on Geraldine Ferraro. I think it was Women’s History Month and we had to pick a woman who inspired us. I was very into politics and my female role models were slim. Florida has never had a female governor. It had only one female senator and she served only one term. At the time a failed vice presidential candidate was the highest I could look.
I listened to an NPR story recently about charisma and why Hillary Clinton is perceived as lacking that same quality that makes Bill Clinton and Barack Obama feel like such natural leaders. The idea was that men are expected to lead and can slip into that role easier than women who first have to try to prove their qualifications – that they are competent and tough. That difference also leads to a gap in a leader’s likability because men can exercise power more casually and comfortably while women who lead often come off as intimidating.
It was a powerful point because it made me think of all the times in my life where I’ve felt like I had to compensate for my gender. When I was in high school I told my mom I was upset that no boys were interested in me. My sister was in the room and said “Maybe it’s because you’re too smart.” I was depressed both because I thought it might be true and because my six-year-old sister already was thinking such things.
I didn’t wind up pursuing politics as my career but I did pour myself into the male-dominated world of gaming and I put on the same sort of armor that NPR story was talking about. I tried to learn the rules as well as anyone so that no one could talk down to me. I sought positions of power in Vampire LARP because I didn’t want them to be as out of reach in my fantasy world as I thought they were in the real world. I steeled myself against men who might try to use their physical size and loud voices to intimidate me.
Every time I put my name on an article about gaming and someone questions my qualifications it stings. I am weirdly grateful for the times that commenters have read my work, judged it worthy and only then realized I was a woman. I wish my gender wasn’t a surprise to them, but I’m the only female games writer at The A.V. Club so it’s certainly not the expectation in any given review.
Next week I’m going to GenCon and I’m putting my armor back on. It’s been a while since I’ve sat down at a D&D table and been asked if I really want to play, but it’s the sort of thing I always feel like I have to be prepared for. Sexism didn’t end this week any more than racism ended with Obama’s election. But at least when some guy pisses me off by judging me I can smile and think that little girls growing up today have a new subject for their school projects.