What are your suggestions for self-care during this crazy election, particularly when there is rampant misogyny and racism in the air?
#1 and #2 have had two very different approaches to this.
#1 recommends ostriching.
#2 has been spending way too much time following things. She strongly recommends reading docrocktex26.
She’s also been donating money, subversively wearing pro-Hillary shirts on weekends, and cheering on her sister’s volunteer efforts (and feeling slightly guilty for not volunteering herself).
Looks like the washington post reports that the APA also has those two suggestions— either limit your media reading or go do something about what’s bothering you.
[It should be noted that #1 seems to be in perfectly good health this election season and #2 keeps getting sick (currently with an upper respiratory infection). So maybe ostriching is healthier. Or maybe students are just foul vectors of disease during midterms.]
Also I like the Hillary Shimmy song and I watch a lot of Seth Meyers. I watch other comics too but turn them off when they get sexist. (Seth Meyers has been really good about that this election season… so, oddly, has been Bill Maher. Colbert a bit of a disappointment in that respect, and Trevor Noah varies– sometimes he’s spot on with regards to misogyny and sometimes he completely misses. And of course Samantha Bee.)
And, like HRC herself, we are big fans of cat videos.
There’s not that much time left until November 8th. So hang in there!
How about you, grumpy nation, what self-care tips do you have for this election season?