Gentleman scolds woman for not paying attention to Trump


She is reading a copy of Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine.

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Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV-everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named "post-race" society.

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Mansplaining: The Statue

Photo: Ash Hernandez, via Cathy De La Cruz (@SadDiego)
Cathy de la Cruz tweeted this snapshot of a statue on the San Antonio, Texas campus of the awesomely-named University of the Incarnate Word.


At Feministing, Zerlina collects some useful Hillary Clinton gifs from yesterday's Benghazi hearings: "How to deal with a mansplainer starring Hillary Clinton." Read the rest