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How ‘Ghostbusters’ Holtzmann has become a queer, autistic hero

American Girl
Clinics are popping up across the country to help kids as young as 3 who might be transgender, but some say it’s too much, too soon. While doctors argue, families like Nicole’s don’t have time to wait.
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Very very frightening

Just had a YUGE storm! You wouldn't believe this storm. It was, like, the BEST storm, OK?

Rain so heavy it looked like something out of an overblown Hollywood movie. Thunder & lightning that just went on & on. (And is still going on.) Never seen anything like it. Apocalyptic, if you were superstitious.

And AMAZING, in case that's not obvious. :)
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This year especially (Trump being the most glaring example), it seems as if we are constantly asking ourselves what has happened to the world. Shouldn't we have learned something from the past, shouldn't we be better than this now?

Well, earlier in the summer I was reading a small book with a collection of addresses/speeches given by Dorothy Sayers, mostly at the beginning of the Second World War. This part especially struck a chord with me. For those that would like the current events to be placed within a Christian framework, I have transcribed the relevant passage, and hope it makes sense standing alone.

I have also broken it up a little, as the big block of words was rather awkward to read.

Not behind us, beneath us )
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Judge to wipe man's rape convictions from record. It could mess up the boy's college experience!

I don't remember if I have linked to Penelope Trunk's post about Brock Turner before, but even if I have, it bears re-reading:

Every language arts lesson in just one day (from a rape case at Stanford)

She has lots of excellent links in that post, the best ones being to tweets by Ali Ozeri who 'fixed' the letters written by Brock's father & friend. I've embedded them below.

Read more... )
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:D

14 August 2016 10:39 am
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Isis: Incredible photos show civilians celebrating freedom in Syria by cutting beards and burning burqas
Militants have been driven out of Manbij after a rebel advance backed by the US-led coalition
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(with thanks to [livejournal.com profile] kerkevik_2014)
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Wolf-whistling is no crime – but it is part of our misogynist culture

And more cheering:

33 Hilarious Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up Being A Woman

It's one of those annoying slideshow things, where you have to keep clicking to get the next one, except I can't stop. Also there are WAY more than 33...

My favourite is this one:



And speaking of Hillary, this is an excellent article:

Understanding Hillary
Why the Clinton America sees isn’t the Clinton colleagues know
(with thanks to kerkevik!) Why she's different (she's a woman! And would you believe it, women do things differently. For those skeptical, it lists both the pros & the cons.)
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I had heard about this argument before, but didn't know where it came from. Having found it on my flist (thanks [livejournal.com profile] shipperx!) I give you:

Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is

There are links to follow-up posts, but the best one is a response:

Facts are Cool
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Thoughts and prayers are with Baghdad tonight.

Jo Cox

18 June 2016 02:46 pm
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From The Washington Post: Killing in Britain spawns a reckoning over rhetoric on eve of E.U. vote

Jo Cox's Fund

'Jo Cox was stolen from us' - the outpouring of grief from Syria

The last one is especially apt as Darcy and I went to a screening of A Syrian Love Story Thursday night.

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