The TueDo List: Best GIFs + Good Gives + Facts of Life Redo
Plus doin' it with the confidence of a mediocre white dude...
📖 READ: Natasha Rothwell: Hilarious introvert. Deesha Philyaw in The Paris Review! We’re blaming Mark Twain for our bra problems. Would you pay someone to listen to you vent? On doctors who weight-shame their patients, and a fundraiser for the Black Women’s Health Imperative.
Saturday: Simone Biles’s Gold Over America Tour. (Stellar)
Tuesday: Gabrielle Union plays Tootie in ABC’s The Facts of Life reenactment special, also starring Jennifer Aniston and our GIF girl, Kathryn Hahn.
STORY: God, Grant Me the Confidence of a Mediocre White Man
By Tracey Lynn Llyod
We’ve all encountered them. Mansplaining jerks on social media. Coworkers who overtalk you with dumb ideas that get praised by the boss. Yes, I’m talking about the Mediocre White Man, scourge to qualified women in classrooms and boardrooms alike. Always misquoting facts, but secure enough that their manhood, and their whiteness, will overshadow any mistakes. And, for the most part, they’re right. The Mediocre White Man gets praised for everything he does, and he runs the world. Have we forgotten the last president, who won on the basis of fake facts, brash masculinity and unearned wealth?
Well, this year, at age 49 and with so few f*cks that I couldn’t locate one with a microscope, I decided to adopt the confidence of the Mediocre White Man and see what it would bring to my job search.
TUENIGHT 10: Meet Tamsen Fadal, a News Anchor Who Wants You to Unlock Your Bold Self
Tamsen is an evening news anchor for WPIX in New York City, and an author and champion of women 50+. When she’s not on the news, she’s interviewing bold women in their next chapters. Also, she has great taste in t-shirts.
Giving Tuesday: Our Favorite Non-Profits
Only a few hours left this eve for Giving Tuesday — a worldwide effort to raise awareness and support for nonprofits helping communities every day. So let’s make it count! We asked TueNighters to share a few of their fave causes for Giving Tuesday:
Yum’s The Word host Robin Gelfenbien suggests She's The First, an org that fights for a world where every girl chooses her own future.
Famed latke chef and TueNight scribe Dori Fern offers up One Love Community Fridge, which engages community through education and access to fresh, healthy fruit & vegetables with no stigma.
Our social media manager Liz Katkics Thompson says Homeless Solutions is an important service, offering shelter, services, and supportive housing to the homeless and working poor. And We Sow We Grow — a gardening movement born from the desire to no longer see empty plots of land on a city’s south side.
Ruth McIlhenney suggests Florida Springs Council which coordinates action in the restoration, preservation, and protection of all of Florida’s freshwater springs and the Floridan aquifer.
Braille Institute is a fave for Kirsten Jasna. For over 100 years, all their services have been FREE for the blind and visually impaired of all ages.
Shannon McClatchey loves City Grazing — “you can see goats dotted around the Bay Area helping (naturally) with sustainable land management and wildfire risk by eating our weeds!”
Triangle Community Center is worth supporting says Rosemary Darigo. TCC empowers and advocates for LGBTQ people in Connecticut through programming focused on health, community, and learning.
Finally, Margit offers up her two faves for empowering girls and gender-expansive youth through creativity: Willie Mae Rock Camp through music education, technology, and mentorship; and Girls Write Now — through creative writing and mentoring.
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Happy Hanukkah, TueNighters!