As if the news today wasn’t depressing and soul-crushing enough, I have some more tidbits for you:
An article about a transgender golfer feeds into all kinds of gender stereotypes (the article literally ends with the line, “As a sensitive women, Lawless knows what it’s like to lose. After falling 1 yard short in the 2007 semifinals and being eliminated, she had cried. Cried herself a river, just like the girl she always wanted to be”), and the comments are full of hate and transphobia.
Female genital cutting is widespread among the Kurdish population in Iraq. Some women and girls who have had their genitals cut are speaking out. The pictures are deeply troubling, but worth a look if you can stomach it.
A lesbian woman is gang-raped in San Francisco. She appears to have been singled out because of her sexual orientation.
A Republican seeking to be the next chairman of the RNC sent out a Christmas CD to Committee members of various songs lampooning liberals, including “Barack the Magic Negro.” Please, dudes, keep it up. Catering only to old straight white men is a strategy that cannot possibly fail.