I responded to a tweet about Valerie Bertinelli looking ageless. What I got in return was a hurt woman saying she was the same age. I had entered “White Woman Hurt Feelings Land.” Not unusual on Twitter. Even though I responded as a woman of a certain age, I was muted instead. We have reached peak WW Victimhood on Twitter.
I thought the Syrian Airstrikes would be the news highlight from last week. Sadly, I was wrong. Two Black gentlemen, who were minding their business while waiting for a friend at Starbucks, were arrested for…minding their business while waiting for their friend! I had to say it twice because I still …
Women do have an affinity for evil, for believing that no woman is to be trusted, but that some men are too innocent to protect themselves. William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
I have been thinking about this quote for awhile. We are now six months in to the worst presidency in United States (US) history. Hillary Rodham Clinton should be our president. We all know why she isn’t in the White House. We also know the percentage of women who voted for Clinton by ethnicity: Continue reading
I’m so tired of these daily microaggressions chipping away at my soul. Your prejudice, racism, and insecurity shouldn’t be part of my daily existence. –T.Lanette
Originally published September 28, 2017
Four and a half months later, I still feel the same way. In fact, I think these situations have increased during the last few months. Microaggressions aren’t always the words that people say out loud. Words are easier to document and fight against. It’s the actions that are more difficult to deal with on a daily basis.
It’s only been 52 years since Jim Crow intimidation was made illegal with the Voter’s Rights Act. I got tired of reading the “This isn’t America” posts on Twitter. In fact, by the Saturday evening, I wanted to throw my computer across the room. We had just witnessed horrible acts …