What Makes Call-Out Culture So Toxic Asam Ahmad By Asam Ahmad / briarpatchmagazine.com Call-out culture refers to the tendency among progressives, radicals, activists, and community organizers to publicly name instances or patterns of oppressive behaviour and language use by others. 36 More Stunning Photos of African American Women in the Victorian Era Earlier, this year we shared 10 stunning photos of black women in the Victorian era, and now we have more stunning images to share! Many of these photos are the work of a photographer named of Alvan S. Harper. Harper’s photos featured many teachers, business owners and leaders from a then burgeoning black community in Tallahassee, Fl. In the last decades of the 19th Century, white Southern society began to pass laws to reverse the gains African Americans made during Reconstruction. By 1900, the Age of Jim Crow (legal segregation) was in full swing.
Righteous Callings: Being Good, Leftist Orthodoxy, and the Social Justice Crisis of Faith “Ideology is a sick fetish” — Porpentine Charity Heartscape Deep down, I have always believed that I’m a bad person and that the world we live in is an awful place. Maybe that’s just what happens when you grow up an effeminate boy (and secretly a trans girl) in a Chinese-Canadian Christian-ish (not religious enough to go to church but enough for threat of eternal damnation to be used as a motivator to do household chores) family with class trauma and inherited mental health issues, you know? 10 Stunning Photos of Black Women from the Victorian Era Amazing what wonders surface on the internet. Recently we came across these incredible images of women of color from the Victorian era (mainly from 1860 to 1901) on Downtown LA life. Not much is known about the gorgeous women pictured outside of the time period. However, that doesn’t stop us from appreciating them! Check out some of our favorite photos of the timeless beauties below:
The book that made me a feminist Margaret Atwood Grimms’ Fairy Tales and all the Andrew Lang collections: there are a lot of intrepid female protagonists to choose from in these folk tales, which I read voraciously. The odds are stacked against them, but they win through. Sometimes they have magical help; sometimes they use common sense, intelligence and disguise, as in “Fitcher’s Bird”, in which a clever girl bests a maiden-stealing wizard. Margaret Atwood’s novels The Handmaid’s Tale and Alias Grace were both televised this year. Mary Beard The problem with a technology revolution designed primarily for men In a study published online March 14 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers looked at four widely-used tech assistants to try and find out how the increasingly ubiquitous tools responded to various health crises. Apple’s Siri, Google Now, Samsung’s S Voice, and Microsoft Cortana were evaluated on how well they recognized a crisis, what kind of language they responded with, and whether or not they suggested appropriate next steps. What the researchers discovered, unfortunately, was a gap in coverage that betrays a dispiritingly common problem in technological innovation: how to make sure women’s needs don’t become an afterthought. “Tell the agents, ‘I had a heart attack,’ and they know what heart attacks are, suggesting what to do to find immediate help. Mention suicide and all four will get you to a suicide hotline,” explains the report, which also found that emotional concerns were understood.