Signal Boost: Tony Ward is kind of amazing, and provides free resources to help educators design culturally relevant pedagogy to their students. He’s writing a book!
Reducing the stigma from abortion –> a case for marketing.
Quick How To on brainwashing voters.
Female armor SUCKS.
The numbers behind reviews…
“It is a solidarity designation.”
White guy mad at lack of strong “buddy” roles for white guys.
Woman drowns in public pool.
Leigh is starting a massive ficalicious apocalypse tumblr.
First out soldier to die after the repeal of DADT.
Rebooting comics and women…
Woman catches toddler who fell 10 stories
Expat housewife helps Libyan rebels.
Short recap: Rebecca Watson was asked to give a speech about feminism and atheism. She mentioned a personal example of an unnamed man propositioning her in an elevator at 4 AM and said something to the effect of, “Guys, don’t do this. It’s creepy and it makes women uncomfortable at atheist conferences.” The atheist blogosphere was then swarmed by MRA trolls claiming the proposition wasn’t sexist and women should feel flattered when they find themselves trapped and alone with a stranger who wants sex. Including Richard Dawkins, an atheist heavyweight, who claimed that the proposition was as offensive as chewing gum. Anyway, I really liked PZ Myers’ response: “If you’re a decent human being, here’s how to flirt without looking skeevy. If you can’t handle this, please don’t even come.
An update on Yemen
Oh shit! A con report from the Caribbean! <3 <3 <3
For those who can’t see it, it’s a pseudo-anime style picture of three protesters at what appears to be a gay pride rally. A white
woman holds a sign saying “FOR” whilst holding her fist in the air, next to her is a brown man gritting his teeth and holding a sign that
says “AGAINST”, the third person is a white man with an excited look on his face holding a sign saying “I JUST WANTED TO HOLD A SIGN AND MAKE NOISES TOO”.
The author says this: “Good ol’ politics! No matter how passionate and active you are toward your cause, you’ll
always be just a sign-waving, noise-making collection of cells taking up space on sidewalk intersection corners. I understand why though. It’s fun to have a supposedly legitimate excuse to run around yelling at the poor public about beliefs that no one wants to hear
I can’t wait for election times coming up. Sign waving people gathering pointless screaming car honking season!”
This really irritated me.
The American Widow Project connects a new generation of war widows with one another.
Holy bloodstains, Batman!
Let’s play “Spot the Racist Charge!”
Nikki Giovanni on reading and family
The SFPA is engaging in racefail. Again.
Texting is reviving some endangered languages.
Oh, Chloe King.
Fanfic NOM NOM NOM.