Monday, September 21, 2015
It's nice to lead off with something light. Tom Hardy is a big dog lover. This basset hound confirms.
Some misguided (and ridiculously repressive) parent in TN is called to have The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks banned in her kid's school. Our Cindy, an actual scientist in the relevant area, took that on gloriously.
I learned something about Madeline Kahn and Clue I never knew before.
A brave and courageous abortion providing doctor has added some information to his patients' paperwork. Added information. Surely that's against the law in TX.
The short version of John Oliver's review of a particular sex education curriculum is "Learning nothing would have been better than learning that."
Fellow LTYM team member, Deborah Goldstein, lays out some critical information about interacting with lesbians if you're not one. There are too many great lines for me to give you a quote to start. Just go read.
I have been bitching and moaning about cyclists in NYC more and more lately. Even though some of a native New Yorker backing me up in my slightly conflicted but genuinely angry view.
my best friends are cyclists (yes, I know what I did there). I'm glad to have
I never really framed my difficulty in living with other people like this but it's so true. I understand why it was not enraging but exhausting for me to live somewhere that leftovers never survived.
"I'm so tired but I can just go home and eat that last serving of beans and go to bed."
"I ate those."
So a woman ran a marathon while menstruating and without wearing feminine hygiene products. I have run into some widely differing views on this one. I don't think it'd be for me but running a marathon isn't for me so that's not surprising. Also, I thought there'd be more blood.
I have been listening to the Nerdist podcast a lot and so hearing some stories about terrible fan interaction. Some of them have made me feel bad about my, mostly very normal, interactions with people I admire. Neil Gaiman, as usual, makes me feel better.
Maggie Mason's short recollection is delightful in so many ways.
In news time this happened ages ago but let's bring it back to the front. Hillary Clinton met with some Black Lives Matter members after the excitement where a Bernie Sanders rally was shut down and not handled very well. There are videos of the H Clinton meetings.
A Tumblr highlighting everyday activists. Very cool.
By the way, if you really wanted to see the Stonewall movie please know how the story has been altered.
Brett Easton Ellis gets properly taken to school in 140 characters or less.
I'm still thinking about Sandra Bland. I hope that you are, too.
At BlogHer in July one of the keynotes included a pitch session for women starting charities and businesses. A woman named Majora Carter stole the show! She valued her passion, her intelligence, and her vulnerability and it paid off. It was amazing to watch.
Let's end on that up note, too. Well bracketed. Whew!
As told by Kizz Robinson at 4:43 PM