Feminist Snack BreakYou Are Twitter’s Product, Not Their Customer

Feminist Snack Break follows this recipe every week:

1/4 Snacks

My snack quality is always related to how busy I am. A chocolate bar means I am busy. Dental treats for Howard!

1/4 Politics

Donald Trump went to the Values Voter Summit and he gave a trash speech about protecting Christmas and how the true character of our nation is our willingness to sacrifice our lives for the price of freedom. The Values Voter Summit was giving these homophobic pamphlets out in their swag bags and Mike Pence’s profile in The New Yorker has this stunning detail: “When the conversation turned to gay rights, Trump motioned toward Pence and joked, ‘Don’t ask that guy—he wants to hang them all!’” It’s impossible to pick just one douchebag for our weekly Douchebag Decree when there is so much going on at once, but I think this week it might be Pence.

1/4 Pop Culture

I’ve been watching Mindhunter and I definitely wanted to like it more than I do. Roxane Gay interviewed Nicki Minaj and I wrote this list of 11 books to hex the patriarchy for all your witchy needs!

Some important reads on #MeToo:

Twitter’s updated rules to combat abuse and harassment seem like too little too late. And don’t forget the Twitter is legally obligated to block Nazis in France and Germany but they don’t do it in the United States because there’s no law requiring them to!

1/4 Howard

Does Howard’s workday behavior count toward a demotion? He’s not very productive when we’re coworking from home. In fact he’s preventing me from working right this very moment.

Catch the next episode of Feminist Snack Break on Wednesday at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST!

by Dahlia Balcazar
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Dahlia Balcazar was a senior editor at Bitch Media, the co-host of the podcast Backtalk, and the host of the live show Feminist Snack Break. She’s passionate about horror films, ’90s music, girl gangs, and Shirley Jackson. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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