Friday, October 13, 2017, 8:00am

Friday Tunes: ‘Stand By Me,’ Ben E. King

Folks on Twitter are doing #WomenBoycottTwitter today – women and feminist allies are staying off Twitter to support Rose McGowan and protest Twitter silencing women while refusing to silence attackers and abusers. Nazis, asshats of the general variety, that sort. Read about it here.

Staying silent is not really my strong point so I’m not participating. Call me when you have a “Scream at someone about how wrong they are until they piss themselves and start crying” day. Actually, that’s not really my style anymore these days, either. It just takes so very much energy to argue with asshats, most of whom get off on the arguing anyway, and I have so very few fucks left to give for them. Call me if you’re having a “Muting asshats on Twitter while giving them the Finger” day.

Which is not to say that I don’t support the idea, or the women doing it, it’s just that Twitter is never going to fix its BS and we’re all just sitting around waiting for the platform to die or get bought by someone who gives a crap.

If you really want to change Twitter, you have to hit ’em where it hurts. Target their advertisers. Punch them in the wallet until they sit up and pay attention.

Also, c’mon, ladies. It should have been #WomenGirlcottTwitter. Obviously.

Weekend Reading List

Silence - Elie Wiesel

“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel

But wait, where do I comment? No comments, sorry. Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter, instead.

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