Hello and welcome to another episode of Also.Also.Also, where I round up the links, and you read ’em! On today’s show, we have a lot of stuff you won’t want to confront, a couple of things you’ll want to share with friends, surely at least one thing that will make you cry, and more! Grab your toasted marshmallow candle and a kazoo because it’s time to get reading!
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+ This Rebecca Traister piece that everyone’s been talking about since last night: Your Reckoning. And Mine. “As stories about abuse, assault, and complicity come flooding out, how do we think about the culprits in our lives? Including, sometimes, ourselves.”
+ Whitewashing NOLA by Jasika Nicole.
Saw This, Thought of You
+ Support the music video for “Leave Them”, a project being put together by Robin Roemer (founding member of Autostraddle, erstwhile A-Camp co-director, all around great and excellent human) and musician Benjamin Doerr. “This music video project features adult survivors of childhood sexual assault screaming underwater. The concept is a reminder of how sexual assault victims are often silenced by a system that ignores their voices.”
+ The First Time I Ate an Oyster is a heartbreaking, howling, excellent thing.
+ You’re going to want to read this entire thread, so click on through:
Nowhere and no time do I miss my dad more acutely than in the men’s department of M&S at Christmas.
— Rachael Prior (@ORachaelO) November 11, 2017
Enjoy this video of Jupiter and Venus meeting together at dawn over Cornwall, UK today.