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What I’m Reading – January 2, 2014

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let’s see what the world has been up to as the calendar has flipped its page.

I only know about this story because I have relatives who are ASA members (but did not vote either way on this issue). Interesting: Why I voted for an academic boycott of Israel (h/t @raniakhalek)

– So Ani diFranco stepped in it. Hard. She issued one horrible, meandering apology, but then today issued a succinct, and pretty spot-on, additional apology. Ani Difranco’s Righteous Retreat: Please Use Both Hands to Cover Your Ears (h/t @AngryBlackLady)

– Here’s an analysis of why her initial response just made things worse. A list of problems with Ani DiFranco’s statement on slave plantation retreat (h/t @womenactmedia)

– Did not know. Saving Mr. Banks Is a Corporate, Borderline-Sexist Spoonful of Lies

– Women and coding. Stop Telling Women They Just Need to Know How to Code (h/t @AustinKelmore)

– I’m doing this! #365feministselfie – Are You In?

– Excellent. Judge Rules Rick Scott’s Welfare Drug Testing Law Unconstitutional (h/t @laurenarankin)

– Chris Kluwe on why he thinks his time on the Vikings came to an end. I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot

– And Dave Zirin’s quick take on it. Is it Getting Better? Chris Kluwe, Aaron Rodgers and LGBT Rights in Sports (via @EdgeofSports)

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