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August 2013



What I’m Reading – August 19 2013

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Last night the mister and I watched The House I Live In. It’s a fantastic documentary exploring the war on drugs and how that impacts different classes and races. It was phenomenal, and is available on Netflix streaming.

When I’m not watching movies, here’s what I’m reading:

– A different exploration of Bradley Manning: Story of a human being: Who gets to be Bradley Manning? (h/t @melissagira)

– Laurie Penny with a couple more words on sexism: Of course all men don’t hate women. But all men must know they benefit from sexism (via @PennyRed)

– Fantastic read on how to have a more diverse organization via hiring: Hiring Diversity 101 (h/t @shakestweetz)

– This isn’t the best discussion of being a childfree woman, but it’s something: The choice to be child-free is admirable, not selfish (via @jillfilipovic)

– The idea that breastfeeding  is morally superior sort of fascinates me. Here’s a take I’d not seen before: Explaining why, next time, I won’t breastfeed (h/t @TheMamaFesto)

– Oh FFS. Federal Judge Rules In Favor of Anti-Abortion Extremist Angel Dillard (h/t @shakestweetz)

– This is bizarre: Newspapers say their stories about same-sex marriage disappear from Facebook (h/t @fakedansavage)

– For those who roll their eyes at the harassment women get online: Getting to Know My Critics: Cecil Fuson, Sex Offender (via @rebeccawatson)

– An article about the importance of treating interns with respect! And compensating them! What?! Hired unpaid interns or thinking about it? Read this first (h/t @jennydavis)

– Stay classy, NYPD: Brooklyn Father Of 8 Suffers Fatal Heart Attack After Cops Storm His Home (h/t @JamilSmith)

– Not that I could fit into their largest sizes, but I sometimes bought scarves and accessories there. No more: Forever 21 Employees wake up to bad news UPDATE: Company Confirms (h/t @SarahBurris)

– Julian Assange may have done good things with Wikileaks, but don’t forget: He’s not a friend of women. So, you know, 50% of the population: Assange: Our Only Hope is Ron and Rand Paul, Drudge Report (h/t @AngryBlackLady)

– I should have paid more attention to this. It really is a feminist issue: Why Feminists Should Care About the Baby Veronica Case Read more at (h/t @ChiefElk)

– More on vaccination: The truth about vaccinations: Your physician knows more than the University of Google (via @JenniferRaff)

– The mister shared this with me today. VERY good idea: Ethical dilemmas faced by software engineers: A request for real-world examples

– Finally, I just watched all of Anita Sarkeesian’s “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games” web series. It’s really great. Check out Part I here:

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