- The anti-vaxxers are spreading Ebola conspiracy theories – According to the conspiracy theorists it’s either biological warfare OR it doesn’t actually exist.
- From miasma to Ebola: The history of racist moral panic over disease – “The Western medical discourse on Africa has never been particularly subtle: the continent is often depicted as an undivided repository of degeneration. Comparing the representations of disease in Africa and in the West, you can hear the whispers of an underlying moral panic: a sense that Africa, and its bodies, are uncontainable.” From Criticaldragon1177.
- “Yes means yes” is a terrible law and I completely support it – “If the Yes Means Yes law is taken even remotely seriously it will settle like a cold winter on college campuses, throwing everyday sexual practice into doubt and creating a haze of fear and confusion over what counts as consent. This is the case against it, and also the case for it.”
- Don’t be fooled by Facebook and Apple, egg freezing is not a benefit – “But while some female employees will undoubtedly benefit from this unexpected perk, the inclusion of egg-freezing coverage in an already male-dominated industry could make tech an even more hostile place for women who don’t want to make the choice between career and family. Fears are already mounting that the inclusion of egg freezing coverage could create a culture of expectation for women surrounding its use.”
Image from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases