Quickies: Bat extinction, Jian Ghomeshi, and FMLA
- The secret bataclysm: White Nose Syndrome and extinction – Bug Girl on bats.
- The Jian Ghomeshi allegations are not about BDSM, they are about consent – “Jian Ghomeshi, host of the popular Canadian radio show Q, is suing the CBC after the network fired him in the wake of allegations that he is a serial abuser of women.”
- 72 hours of #Gamergate – An analysis of 316,669 tweets that use the hashtag. And the original data, for all you stats nerds to play with. From Amy.
- How my employer put the “FML” in FMLA – “It’s unpaid leave for up to twelve workweeks in a twelve-month for qualified* employees at qualified** companies for qualified*** family medical circumstances. As per the law, employees can use accrued annual or sick leave “in accordance with the employer’s policy.””