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April 2014



What I’m Reading – April 17, 2014

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We paid the equivalent of two paychecks in taxes this week. Not going to complain about paying taxes, but will complain about some of the things the money goes to.

– Remember how last week, Germany prevented some emails after work hours? The French are going full strength on that: When the French clock off at 6pm, they really mean it (h/t @allisonkilkenny)

– I tend to aggressively roll my eyes when I see white people with dreads. Here’s one (white) woman’s take on why she got rid of hers: undreaded: why i decided to cut my locks (h/t @riotcurrrl)

– One of my favorite classes in London was called “Evidence, Objectivity, and Policy.” We spent time analyzing the idea of the “view from nowhere,” and ultimately I came away much more skeptical of it than I had been (especially since that view is usually synonymous with “view from older straight cis white man”). Here is a piece on why the latest new (white guy) news ventures are problematic: Objectively bad: Ezra Klein, Nate Silver, Jonathan Chait and return of the “view from nowhere”

– I had not thought of this – the same rules that protect us as patients also mean that health professionals can’t really defend themselves against online claims. Interesting read: Insult And Injury: How Doctors Are Losing The War Against Trolls (h/t @sherifink)

– Well this is infuriating: Americans Intuitively Judge Atheists as Immoral (h/t @ffrf)

– And speaking of infuriating: When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue (h/t @AngryBlackLady)

– Why not end on a fantastically infuriating note? “‘Are you sure you want to file a report? It will be very awkward, especially for a female.” Man, people suck. A Star Player Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation (h/t @scATX)


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