There’s a lot of shit going on, so I’m sharing some good stuff in no particular order.... The Data for Black Lives conference (check out Data4BlackLives and #data4blacklives on Twitter) was on this past weekend. People involved have done a great job of communicating their scholarship for people who couldn’t get there…
Update: Since I asked for more perspectives and said I’d post responses as I saw them, for your reading pleasure:
Space to talk about whatever!
I’m slightly ragey that the voter database has been scraped to send political spam, because getting shit I don’t want in my inbox is bad enough without it being titled “Have you abandoned President Trump?” and raising my blood pressure with this shit:
I really like the idea of this...
At this point, I think “Musking” should just be taken as a verb for throwing ridiculous money at a vanity project that doesn’t do anything to fix the problem you claim it’s supposed to.
In better tweets...
Sunday, I decided to brave the crowds to stand in solidarity with the survivors of rape by priests, clerical abuse in industrial schools, forced and illegal adoptions, survivors and victims of Mother and Baby Homes, slavery in Magdalene Laundries . . . .
N. K. Jemisin was the first black person to win the Hugo Award for best novel, and now she has become the first person to win the Hugo award for best novel three years in a row, and the first person to win Hugos for all three novels in a trilogy!
This isn’t the first week of release in the US, but if you were inclined to go see the sequel to 2015's excellent if bleak and brutal Sicario — Sicario 2: Soldado — I would not recommend it. I wish I’d left in the first five minutes.
This is a weird question that probably says exactly how much I wear shorts at all, but whatever happened to bike shorts? I just want something to prevent chub rub under skirts and dresses this week considering it’s actually warm enough to have bare legs, but bike shorts appear to have disappeared off the face of the…
First the protest ^ . Walt Schaub asked today on Twitter where the protest music for this era is.
Add your own! And talk about whatever.
So... this is an interesting one, and I’m not going to do it justice (particularly since it’s 1 am here): Since Ireland repealed the 8th Amendment *a week a half ago*, there has been a lot of political pressure to decriminalize abortion in Northern Ireland as well.
It looks like the Las Vegas shooter may have been a Sovereign Citizen.
We really have done it, people. I’m tearing up on and off today watching the official counts come in. This is real. This happened. We have repealed the hell out of the 8th amendment and given the politicians a very clear mandate to legislate to allow for abortion as quickly as possible. We’re all very emotional.…
Official counts won’t be till tomorrow, but . . . IPSOS/MRBI exit poll: 3800 people just after they voted at 175 polling stations around the country. Poll margin of error 1.65% — 69.4% voted YES! 34.6% voted no. Irish Times poll Yes 68% Yes, 32% no.
You guys, we can do this! You guys, I’m crying.
Content warning for misogyny, racism, ableism. . . and defaced mountains. (Though I’m not putting anywhere near the worst of it here . . . well, except for the mountain.)