FKA Twigs’s story demonstrates the uselessness of #MeToo if we refuse to learn from it, and act more intelligently

FKA Twigs in a stretch as she performs onstage
FKA Twigs in a stretch as she performs onstage
By Bobo Boom on Wikimedia Commons — FKA Twigs, CC BY 2.0


Even white people. Especially white people!

The Dionne Quintuplets looking alike wearing identical flowered dresses
The Dionne Quintuplets looking alike wearing identical flowered dresses
Okay, I took the easy route and chose a picture of the Dionne Quintuplets (1952). But really, this could be any group of young women today, regardless of race, fashion, or hairstyle. CC0 1.0 Public domain photo by unknown author on Wikimedia Commons


When people are jerks, do we increase our own suffering with our own layered mis/interpretations?

“If you put that picture of me on the Internet I’ll call my lawyer!” So of course that’s exactly where it wound up. Read the funny story behind this photo by Thomas Hawk on Flickr


Sometimes it works when he has something to lose, too

Graphic of a man in an office touching a woman’s arm. The word ‘No!’ above her head
Graphic of a man in an office touching a woman’s arm. The word ‘No!’ above her head
Image by Martha M/Feminism India, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 on Wikimedia Commons


We can’t do anything about Andrew Cuomo, but we can start setting boundaries with today’s baby Cuomos-in-training

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo being interviewed by a reporter
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo being interviewed by a reporter
Photo of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, accused by multiple women of sexual harassment, by Diana Robinson on Flickr



Why is there a dearth of research on the psychology of female victimhood?

Man standing behind a seated woman and covering her mouth
Man standing behind a seated woman and covering her mouth
Photo by Anete Lusina from Pexels


Maybe the unsupportive little misogynist was right…about this.

Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay


Because there’s a way better R-word for insulting someone’s intelligence, and it doesn’t slam the wrong people

Caricature of Sarah Palin with fists raised
Caricature of Sarah Palin with fists raised
Believed Obama backed ‘death panels’ would kill her and her baby. Caricature by Donkey Hotey on Flickr


And no, her name isn’t Ghislaine Maxwell.

Unhappy little boy. Text: We’ve all got a role to play in keeping kids safe. If you’re worried, don’t ignore.
Unhappy little boy. Text: We’ve all got a role to play in keeping kids safe. If you’re worried, don’t ignore.
Image by Ibrahim Asad’s Photography on Flickr

Nicole Chardenet

Self-help centrist in the Murky Middle. Egalitarian & feminism critic. Visit me and reclaim your power on Grow Some Labia! www.nicolechardenet.com

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