- Here’s How Breitbart And Milo Smuggled White Nationalism Into The Mainstream
A long read, but very interesting slash infuriating.
- Related: Vice Has Fired the Writer Who Told Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos to ‘Please Mock This Fat Feminist’
This is a rare case where I approve of firing someone for something they said in a private email. Broadly is an explicitly feminist site; a Broadly editor passing anti-feminist story tips to Milo saps the publication of all credibility.
- Civil-Rights Protests Have Never Been Popular – The Atlantic
“… only 22 percent of all Americans approved of the Freedom Rides, and only 28 percent approved of the sit-ins. The vast majority of Americans—60 percent—had ‘unfavorable. feelings about the March on Washington.”
- The Jones Act – The Law Strangling Puerto Rico – The New York Times
(Indirect link.) Completely appalling. Since this article was published, the Trump administration bowed to pressure to waive the Jones Act – but only for ten days, which won’t be enough.
- ‘Junk science’: experts cast doubt on widely cited college free speech survey | US news | The Guardian
- A female Marvel comics editor posts a selfie of herself and some female co-workers drinking milkshakes — and fanbabies throw a fit :: We Hunted The Mammoth
I’m late with this story – I was aware of it at the time, but distracted by work overload so didn’t tune in. But it’s worth remembering, because the misogyny is so unhidden. “They are women and they work in comics! We must attack!” Includes a comment by youtuber Diversity & Comics, who has tens of thousands of followers, calling them fake geek girls.
- German Senior Homes Build Fake Bus Stops For Alzheimer’s patients
- Careful New Study Finds at Least Thousands in Two Wisconsin Counties Didn’t Vote Because of Voter ID Requirements, Confusion Over Them | Election Law Blog
- (18) The Left | ContraPoints – YouTube
This 13 minute critique of the antifa left – in which vlogger Contrapoints plays both parts in a fairly friendly debate – is entertaining and well done. I think it makes some good points, but then, I would.
- ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: Too Much Push For Gender Equality In Tech? The MRAs Speak.
Echinde comments on that New York Times article.
- Graphic Novel ‘This One Summer’ Tops 2016 Most Challenged Book List – NBC News
“Most challenged” as in, people trying to get libraries to destock it. (If I’ve understood correctly.) It’s also a genuinely great graphic novel, one of the best I’ve read this decade.
- Roman Polanski is now facing a 4th accusation of sexual assault against a teen – Vox
- Examining the Origins of the Phrase ‘Black-on-Black Crime’ – CityLab
- A Nation of Snowflakes – The Atlantic
“The greatest threats to free speech in America come from the state, not from activists on college campuses.”
- University of Wisconsin approves protest punishment policy
“Other Democratic opponents charge that the policy doesn’t clearly define what type of conduct is considered disruptive. ‘Who’s going to show up to a protest if they think they could be potentially expelled?'”
- Take a look at this rather lurid 1959 magazine illustration by Mort Kunstler. Then read this post to be told something incredibly cool about the illustration. My jaw literally dropped.
- Study: anti-black hiring discrimination is as prevalent today as it was in 1989 – Vox
- As the Crow Flies – Pockets
A lovely short comic story about a mom and her trans girl daughter.
- Guggenheim, Bowing to Animal-Rights Activists, Pulls Works From Show – The New York Times
I’m not bothered that they pulled the works per se; I’m bothered that they obviously did so, not because they were persuaded that the words shouldn’t be displayed, but because of threats of violence.
- Only a quarter of Americans can name all three branches of government.
Furthermore, “Nearly a third of Americans cannot name any of the three branches of government, according to the survey conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania.” This is appalling in any case, but I wonder if part of the issue may be that people don’t know what the phrase “branch of government” means. (This poll is about a year old, btw.)
- Ender’s Game Is About Forgiving Hitler.
- Right-Wingers Are Claiming This Asian-American Doctor Who Took A Knee Is Too Privileged To Speak Out
- The Word History of Latinx | Merriam-Webster
- Seattle teen calls out her dad’s Native American art. He learns she’s right | KUOW News and Information
- A massive new study reviews the evidence on whether campaigning works. The answer’s bleak. – Vox
With only a couple of fairly narrow exceptions, voters in a general election vote based on partisanship, and are not persuadable.
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