The week in patriarchy: the BBC family saved this from being a terrible week | Jessica Valenti

With the full-scale planned attacks on health insurance, the National Endowment for the Arts and Meals on Wheels, its hard to find any silver-linings

Between the Congressional Budget Office report that predicts 24 million Americans losing their health insurance if the Republican party has its way, and Trumps budget that eradicates the National Endowment for the Arts and even guts Meals on Wheels, this week has been just as horrible as all the rest. No break for us!

Oh yeah, and if that doesnt worry you, consider that the president of the United States just might start a war with North Korea via Twitter burns.

At least its Friday.

Glass half full

This week, Scotus justice and feminist icon extraordinaire Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrated her 84th birthday. When the going gets tough, just remember that Justice Ginsburg is not only doing one of the most important jobs in the country, shes doing it after completing a workout that would likely knock you on your ass.

What Im RTing

Mikey Neumann (@mikeyface)

My favorite bible story is the one where Jesus doesnt feed 5,000 people citing no evidence its helping.

March 16, 2017

Dana Stevens (@thehighsign)

TX state rep proposes “every sperm is sacred” bill under the name “Man’s Right to Know Act” as protest against abortion crackdown. Brilliant

March 12, 2017

Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards)

Today we thank the doctors, clinicians & staff who provide safe, legal abortion care! #CelebrateAbortionProviders #carenomatterwhat

March 10, 2017

Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen)

Great thread on male privilege and the trans experience.

March 13, 2017

Who Im reading

Nona Willis Aronowitz on the woke misogynist; the story of coworkers who switched names to see how theyd be treated when they were seen as a different gender (you can guess the answer) and Hadley Freemans wonderful interview/profile of writer Ariel Levy on her new memoir.

What Im watching

Mary Beard on how we talk about women and power and SNL on feminist men. Particularly fun to watch back-to-back.

How outraged I am

Im more deflated than outraged this week, so on a scale from 1 to 10, Ill put myself at a solid 6. Bring on the anti-depressants!

How Im making it through this week

Photograph: BBC World News

I mean, is there even a question?

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