Quickies: Jon Krakauer Faces Heckler, Poly Families and the Law, and the Legacy of Segregation
- Here’s What Happens When You Report Sexual Misconduct on the Subway – Send this article to the next person who chastises anyone for not reporting sexual assault to the police.
- What Is A ‘Good Muslim’ Anyway? A Podcast Disrupts The Narrative – ” ‘To complicate matter even further,’ Noorbakhsh adds, ‘many times because I identify myself as a “pork-eating, alcohol-drinking, premarital-sex-having Muslim,” then I’ll have audience members say, “Oh, you’re the good kind of Muslim,” because to them … I am less Muslim.’ “
- Author Jon Krakauer faces heckler lawyer over book on Missoula rapes – “A Missoula audience gave the best-selling author of a book about the city’s mishandling of rape cases a standing ovation Wednesday and then booed a heckler who had elbowed his way to the stage and called Jon Krakauer a liar.” And there’s a video here if you’re interested in seeing Krakauer take away the dude’s microphone!
- We Accidentally Turned The Entire Statue Of Liberty Into A Battery – “You probably know that the Statue of Liberty underwent a massive restoration in the 1980s, but you may not know why. Well-meaning attempts to conserve the statue ended up turning it into a battery and ripping it apart.”
- The long drive to end a pregnancy – “On the 407 miles of open road between home and a Montana abortion clinic, a woman has a lot of time to think about how she got from there to here.”
- How Some Baltimore Neighborhoods Reflect Segregation’s Legacy – “In 1947, when Levittown was first opened, homes were sold to white, working-class families for about $8,000 apiece. That is about $125,000 today. African-Americans were prohibited from buying into those developments, even though they had the economic means to do so.”
- When 8 Adults And 3 Children Are A Family – “Justice Alito used them as a scare tactic, but why doesn’t the law recognize unusual family configurations?”
- ‘Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us’ – “How a group of black social media activists built the nation’s first 21st-century civil rights movement.”
- Reform of the Nerds, Starring Arthur Chu – “On the Internet, any open conversation about Gamergate provokes a savage barrage. But as the panel progressed, it became clear that the room wasn’t the Internet, everyone inside it was going to behave, and no one was going to burst through the door yelling death threats or claiming that gaming had been overrun by a feminist cabal.”