Reading List: High-Heeled Self-Defense, Hateful Rhetoric, and Twitter Redemption
|Amy Widdowson||Nov 30, 2015|
Good morning, lovelies! I wish I could say I spent all weekend gathering magical links for you, but in actuality I played with the dogs, binge-watched Man in the High Castle - so good! - and ate leftovers, namely this chocolate pecan pie I made from my Dad’s recipe. Needless to say, it was a wonderfully restful and thanks/bloat-inducing long weekend.
So here’s some stuff for ya as we all emerge back into the light of normality:
There’s a self-defense class in NYC where the students learn to kick ass in heals. While it’s sad that there’s enough of a demand (and need?) for a class like this, I would be the first one to sign up if there was one in SF.
Since Paris, there have been numerous incidents of domestic terrorism in the US. Tom McKay at Mic rounds up six of them, including the mass shooting at the Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood.
And if you’re interested in where some of the hateful anti-refugee, anti-immigrant rhetoric originated, BuzzFeed’s look at Maria Espinoza’s Remembrance Project shows how fringe politics, when ignored, can become political platforms.
So on that note, have you read Adrian Chen’s New Yorker pieces on Megan Phelps-Roper yet? I’m sure I’ve mentioned it, it’s an amazing account of how exposure to other views, and healthy dialogue with those you disagree with, can actually change someone’s mind.
See you tomorrow, fabulous people.