Thursday, January 18, 2018

Quote of the Day

Misogyny is something darker [than sexism].  It's rage.  Disgust.  Hatred.  It's what happens when a woman turns down a guy at a bar and he switches from charming to scary.  Or when a woman gets a job that a man wanted and instead of shaking her hand and wishing her well, he calls her a bitch and vows to do everything he can to make sure she fails.

-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened, p. 115

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Quote of the Day

... if we are to understand America we must understand blackness.

-- Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop, p. 227

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Quote of the Day

Sexism is all the big and little ways that society draws a box around women and says, "You stay in there."  Don't complain because nice girls don't do that.  Don't try to be something women shouldn't be.  Don't wear that, don't go there, don't think that, don't earn too much.  It's not right somehow, we can't explain why, stop asking.

-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened, p. 115

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Quote of the Day

Donald Trump harms our nation's positive racial future.

-- Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop, p. 222

Friday, January 12, 2018

Quote of the Day

When a husband tells his wife, "I can't quite explain why and I don't even like admitting this, but I don't want you to make more money than me, so please don't take that amazing job offer," that's sexism.  He could still love her deeply and be a great partner in countless ways.  But he holds tight to an idea that even he knows isn't fair about how successful a woman is allowed to be. 

-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened, p. 114-115

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Quote of the Day

The greatly stepped-up harassment of people of color, and Muslims, and immigrants in the wake of Trump's election points to the sea change in our naked tolerance for such assaults, in the permission granted to diabolical forces that rob us even more of comity and support of the commonweal.

-- Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop, p. 222

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Quote of the Day

This has to be said: sexism and misogyny played a role in the 2016 presidential election.  Exhibit A is that the flagrantly sexist candidate won.  A whole lot of people listened to the tape of him bragging about sexually assaulting women, shrugged, and said, "He still gets my vote."

-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened, p. 114