Who’s your Marvel universe Myers-Briggs match?
Amazing essay tying all the little moments of misogyny and erasure in media to the larger problem of human empathy. “I’m going to tell you a story about llamas. It will be like every other story you’ve ever heard about llamas: how they are covered in fine scales; how they eat their young if not raised properly; and how, at the end of their lives, they hurl themselves – lemming-like- over cliffs to drown in the surging sea. Every story you hear about llamas is the same…Oh, and it’s not true.” If you read nothing else this week, read this.
Actually, read this as well: “They can’t understand the logic of a world where ‘Social Justice Warrior’ just doesn’t work as an insult, because a great many people care quite a lot about social justice and are proud to fight for it. They can’t understand why they look ridiculous.”
Why #GamerGate matters to parents.
Artist Haley Morris-Cafiero did a photography series called “Wait Watchers,” which captures and exposes the fat-shaming she experiences.