There’s a certain assumption that when a man tells the truth, it’s the truth. But when I go before the jury to tell the truth, I have to negotiate how I’m going to be perceived. There’s a suspicion around a woman’s truth. My story, it’s so big, it sounded like too big a can of worms, and I was like, who would believe me? But then I realized: other women would believe me.

  Kathleen Hanna, The Punk Singer

I watched The Punk Singer on Netflix instant two nights ago and loved it a lot. It’s essentially about Kathleen Hanna and Bikini Kill, but it’s also about how she made a place at the table for women in punk and women in grunge and women in music in a way that there never had been before.

Honestly, the most affecting thing was just learning that this kind of feminism existed. I’m peripherally aware of what Riot Grrrl meant/was, but I was also born in 1988, and the only way I imagine I would’ve ever been exposed to the culture when it was live was if I’d had an alt babysitter who was into sharing shit with me at ages 4-7. My babysitter was into Blues Traveler and Boyz II Men.

So the entire account of her career was educational and — in light of SCOTUS and the 11,000-word Emily Gould nightmare — comforting. Women have fought things like this before. Women have been libeled and written off and angry and still made a space for each other and come out of it fucking thriving and faceted and vital.

And is it depressing that we’re still seeing shades of the same misogyny and inequality everywhere all the time? Of course. But it’s also very gratifying to look at what one woman did 20 years ago and feel sincerely that she changed things. She did the part that she could, and she made a bigger and more open space for the rest of us to yell from.

Anyway, if the past couple weeks have taken a toll on yr heart, this might help.

Girls to the front.

This idea — that women can always find another way to get the coverage or care they need — underpins just about every recent restriction on women’s health. What’s another 24-hour mandatory abortion waiting period? To a woman who lives 25 miles from the nearest provider, it’s everything. What’s one more tweak to a law about the width of clinic doors? To a clinic that can’t afford to remodel, it’s everything. What’s a minor policy change that means you have to pay full price for that IUD? To a woman who makes $14 an hour, it’s everything.

Imagine publishing this about your coworkers in the most formal way possible with the intent of it being publicly consumed by all of their peers and superiors.

"This ruling creates a million smaller problems that will have to be hashed out on a local level, and we’re not giving those smaller courts any fucking clue what they should do. My coworkers think it’ll be fine tho."

Burn it to the ground, Ruth.

I’m reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s full 35-page dissent rn, so there will be some quoting.

gaypocalypse:

Diane Sawyer: So, have you thought, how many women is enough? How many women [on the Supreme Court] would be enough?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Nine, nine. [Applause.]
Sawyer: Oh! Oh. [Laughs.]
Ginsburg: Well, there’ve been nine men there for a long long time, right? So why not nine women?

(x)

(via rachelfershleiser)

gaypocalypse:

Diane Sawyer: So, have you thought, how many women is enough? How many women [on the Supreme Court] would be enough?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Nine, nine. [Applause.]
Sawyer: Oh! Oh. [Laughs.]
Ginsburg: Well, there’ve been nine men there for a long long time, right? So why not nine women?

(x)

(via rachelfershleiser)

This is maybe a stupid series of questions, but IDK- protocol is not really established, ya know? SO: When is it appropriate to send links to personal twitters/instagrams as evidence of social media experience/ Is it necessary? What if there is "questionable" but funny material on these feeds (tame weed/alcohol references, but illegal substances nonetheless)
  Anonymous

Is your personal twitter or instagram actually good? Do you think these people will care/know what they’re looking at when you link them to it?

Like anything else on the planet, social media is very case-specific, so if you’re applying for a social job at basics.net and your hiring manager is a 50 year old who knows what Instagram is, but doesn’t use it themself (and there’s no humor component to the open position), then maybe don’t link them to your 420facts comedy twitter.

If you’re applying to a social job at weed.org and think they’d be impressed to learn that you can ~keep it fun~ while ~maintaining a bunch of followers~, then go for it.

Basically, know who your audience is and know what they want to see from you, and then go ahead and take yr assets and present them in the best possible light. If your assets from your personal life make you look fire-able or unfit for the position, don’t fucking highlight those assets. Also maybe don’t apply to jobs where you can’t do the things that make you happy.