- The Brussels attack is Europe’s new reality – Vox
- Study Shows That Pay Drops Universally in Male-Dominated Fields When Women Join En Masse
- North Carolina’s anti-LGBTQ law is unconstitutional.
I’d really like to read some legal experts weighing in on this question, but when I read about the law, my first thought was that a law like this can’t survive Romer vs Evans.
- See also Echidne’s comments on the same topic.
- Ta-Nehisi Coates on Nina Simone’s Face, Zoe Saldana, and the Realities of Blackness – The Atlantic
“But the very fact that there’s such a shallow pool of actors who look like Simone is not a non-racist excuse, but a sign of racism itself—the same racism that plagued Nina Simone.”
- The End of the Desistance Myth
What do we actually know about how many kids diagnosed with GID will be trans people as adults?
- Kansas Bill Would Pay Students A $2,500 Bounty To Hunt For Trans People In Bathrooms | ThinkProgress
I can’t imagine any way this could turn out badly.
- A Republican PAC Is Now Running “Vote Against Trump” Attack Ads | Bitch Media
Trump puts more over-the-top misogyny in what he says, but in terms of policy, the GOP in general is no better.
- The Myth of Wealthy Men and Beautiful Women – The Atlantic
- Guy Finds Wasp Nest Full Of Dead Spiders In His Wall, Resists Burning Home To The Ground (Via.)
- My Feminism Will Be Pro-Sex-Work Or It Will Be Bullshit | Thing of Things
- As Predicted, Elsevier’s Attempt To Silence Sci-Hub Has Increased Public Awareness Massively | Techdirt
Sci-hub is a site where you can find and download most peer-reviewed research for free.
- Fatal mistakes – Vox
“Doctors and nurses make thousands of deadly errors every year. They are reprimanded. Do they also deserve support?”
- Donald Trump is counting on an anti-trade backlash that doesn’t appear to exist – Vox
Polls don’t show much of an anti-trade backlash – although trade deals are less popular with Republicans than anyone else.
- 5 WTF Moments All Wheelchair Users Have Experienced At Least Once
- Granularity — Strong Towns
Looking at urban areas in terms of if they are “fine-grained” (lots of different buildings, with different owners, close together), “coarse-grained” (one enormous building taking up an entire square block, for example) or “faux-grained” (one enormous building, but with street-level divisions giving the impression of being fine-grained).
- Capital Mobility and Trumpism – Lawyers, Guns & Money
“The doctrine of unrestricted free trade has been basically bipartisan for many decades now. But no one ever thought hard enough about what this would look like when all the manufacturing jobs were gone.”
- Nigerian lawmakers vote down bill protecting women, citing Bible, Sharia law | Episcopal Cafe
- Big Fat Science — Is weight loss an effective treatment for Type II Diabetes…
Argues that – contrary to what I’ve always heard – weight loss doesn’t actually have any proven long-term benefits for people with Type II diabetes, and may even be harmful.
- If it’s Trump versus Clinton, what does it Mean for Iran and ISIL Policy?
- Some Centrist Democrats Tried to Craft a Policy Response to Bernie Sanders. They Failed. Abjectly.
- Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back
Both Bernie and Trump should start focusing on something that could actually happen. Which means, not manufacturing.
- Oprah’s Investment in Weight Watchers Was Smart Because the Program Doesn’t Work
“My lab reviewed 60 years of clinical trials of diets, and we found that people lose an average of 10 percent of their starting weight on most diets but within two to five years have gained back all but about two pounds.”
- Poor People Aren’t People – Seriously?!?
On Kansas’ latest attempt to control and restrict how people on welfare spend money.
- On Passing and Not Trying to Pass
“When the Rachel Dolezal story broke, it stung. Here was a white woman, posing as black, taking leadership positions in the black community, teaching African-American studies. I felt betrayed and lied to. But more than anything, I felt a pang of jealousy.”
- McDonald’s Has Launched A Recruitment Campaign Using Anime
- Voter Suppression Works Well – Lawyers, Guns & Money
“Stanton alleged that, by cutting down the number of polling places, the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office unfairly made minorities wait longer to vote.” And yes, claiming this is a pro-Hillary conspiracy (as I’ve seen some Bernie fans on Tumblr do) is silly.
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