Late Night SJW Open Thread: Women Aren’t *Supposed* to Be the Heroes

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  1. 1
    NotMax says:

    America loves origin stories.

    Blech.

  2. 2
    Amir Khalid says:

    @NotMax:

    America loves origin stories.

    For superheroes, who are traditionally white and male.

  3. 3
    Jay says:

    “I’m going with Mysogeny for 1,000, Alex”.

  4. 4
    Mary G says:

    I love Victoria Brownworth, especially when she has time to smack down a mansplainer.

  5. 5
    Mnemosyne says:

    @NotMax:

    As I said in 2008, one of the reasons white people liked Obama is that he had an immigration story, and immigration stories are social currency among white people.

    That’s why I think that, unless something unexpected pops up from her background John Edwards-style, Kamala Harris is the one to beat. She has an immigration story that white voters can relate to and she has strong ties in the African-American social and political worlds.

  6. 6
    Jay says:

    “I have certainly met much more discrimination in terms of being a woman than being black, in the field of politics.”

    Shirley Chisholm

  7. 7

    In 2016, it turned out many of the harshest critics of #HillaryClinton were sexual harassers & abusers of women and co-workers.

    Never.
    God damn.
    Forget.

  8. 8
    Jay says:

    “Open water has replaced sea ice in much of the Bering Sea off Alaska’s west coast, leaving villages vulnerable to powerful winter storms and adding challenges to Alaska Native hunters seeking marine mammals, an expert said Monday.

    Rick Thoman of the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks said that winter storms over five weeks obliterated thin ice that had formed since December.

    Wind blew ice to Russian beaches in the west and to the south side of Norton Sound south of Nome but left open water all the way to Chukchi Sea north of the Bering Strait.”

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bering-sea-sea-ice-water-1.5042986

  9. 9

    @NotMax: I believe that ‘blech’ is reserved for morning usage, you’ll have to wait until midnight your time.

  10. 10
    Jay says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA:

    Didn’t Ozark trademark “blech”?

    There may be a Cease and Desist letter in NotMax’s future.

  11. 11
    OzarkHillbilly says:

    How we get there is with full and fair coverage.

    Boy, are we screwed.

  12. 12
    OzarkHillbilly says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: Blech, it’s not just for breakfast anymore.

    @Jay: No trademark on “Blech”, what is freely shared can not be stolen.

    May the Blech be with you.

  13. 13
    Jay says:

    @OzarkHillbilly:

    Live “blech” and prosper.

  14. 14
    Jay says:

    @OzarkHillbilly:

    Sadly, we can’t count on the MSM, we have to push back like in the Talib threads, against fake news, reframing outside of context and fauxrage.

  15. 15
    Kathleen says:

    I believe that ‘blech’ is reserved for morning usage, you’ll have to wait until midnight your time.

    Edited: It’s not just for blechfest anymore!

  16. 16
    OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Jay: Vaya con Blech.

    @Kathleen: Blechfest, I like that.

  17. 17
    Aleta says:

    Could Blechit Save Britain?

  18. 18
    Aleta says:

    @Kathleen:
    Blechfast Served All Day

  19. 19
    OzarkHillbilly says:

    This thread has gone to the Blech.

  20. 20
    Barbara says:

    The toughest boss in the history of the presidency was probably LBJ. I don’t give an FF if Klobuchar was exacting to the point of unfairness. She should highlight the drive by delivery story. People hate insurance companied.

  21. 21
    dnfree says:

    Isn’t it amazing how many presidents have had missing or alcoholic or abusive fathers? Including Reagan, Clinton, Obama, and even Trump.

    I have a friend whose father was an alcoholic, and way back in the early 90s she told me she recognized the signs of an ACOA (adult child of alcoholic) in Clinton. His behavior with Monica Lewinsky and other women could be part of that pattern.

  22. 22
    chopper says:

    @Barbara:

    fuck LBJ!

    sorry.

  23. 23
    Kathleen says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: Thanks! 😎

  24. 24
    kindness says:

    And Bernie had the disadvantage of growing up a white Jewish guy in Brooklyn.

  25. 25
    Lyrebird says:

    @Mary G: She is amazing!

    Could you post the link again that iirc you shared regarding how it can unintentionally but really hurt POC emotionally to listen to white folks retelling their own stories of becoming more aware of prejudice? I want to forward that to a coworker, plus some of what Aleta has linked.

  26. 26
    Lyrebird says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: Happier news: Baker Creek has shipped my order… I am going to try out some o’ those late-season tomatoes you mentioned!

  27. 27
    Barbara says:

    @chopper: Maybe you can discount the importance of the Voting Rights Act and other civil rights legislation in looking at LBJ but I can’t.

  28. 28
    Ruckus says:

    @Barbara:
    It isn’t that LBJ didn’t do some very good things that will resonate for a long time, he did and we benefit from them today and should for a long time to come.
    He also did some very horrible things that were unnecessary and cost a lot of lives, many of them of people that many of us still living knew. He’s not alone in that but many dislike that he doesn’t get some disrespect for the horrible things and respect for the good. They don’t always balance out for everyone, this bad that cost lives and the good that save them.

  29. 29
    burnspbesq says:

    @Jay:

    You might want learn to spell it, given that it explains so much of current American politics.

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    Sister Machine Gun of Quiet Harmony says:

    The Blechley Circle did save Britain.

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