Quickies: Advice for Dealing with Feeemales, Media Coverage of White Gang Violence, and Nudity in Game of Thrones
- Advice for Interacting With Women, or Advice for Interacting With Children? – “When Austin, Texas, elected a majority-female city council, the city hosted a workshop on interacting with women in government. It did not go well.” I’m curious, were the non-female members of the city council actually Ferengis? This article also has a fun quiz at the bottom to see if you can tell the difference between advice given to children or women!
- There’s a Meaning to the Horrible Noise the Emergency Alert System Makes – “Those awful screeches you hear at the beginning of the Emergency Alert System are digitized codes that communicate the type of threat, area (counties) threatened, and how long the threat is in place.” Cool, I love learning neat facts like this!
- Honey Bunches of Lies – This article explains why exactly people who think that ingesting local honey will cure their seasonal allergies are wrong and the science behind what really what happens.
- Media coverage of gang violence sure looks different when the perpetrators are white – “Those who are using what happened in Waco to start conversations about stereotypes and media biases against black people aren’t complaining about the tenor of this weekend’s media coverage. They’re saying something a little different: that by being pretty reasonable and sticking to the facts, this coverage highlights the absurdity of the language and analysis that have been deployed in other instances, when the accused criminals are black.”
- Why Have So Many People Never Heard Of The MOVE Bombing? – “It’s seems incredible that so many people had never heard about the time American law enforcement bombed U.S. citizens on U.S. soil, which, on top of the deaths, left dozens of bystanders’ homes destroyed in an uncontrolled fire that the police commissioner told firefighters not to put out right away. The details are so extreme, so over-the-top. How have we forgotten this?”
- The naked hypocrisy of Game Of Thrones’ nudity – “The HBO series wants to have it both ways when it comes to respecting and objectifying women.” (Probably NSFW even though the nudity is censored.)