Quickies: Girl Scouts, lazy writing, measles, and the history of headstones
- Girl Scouts return $100K when donor demands it “not be used” for trans girls – “Council CEO Megan Ferland told the newspaper her decision wasn’t hard after that, though she was “very sad” to see discrimination possibly deny her troop resources. She wrote a note back to the donor, who she was careful not to name, saying she would not be accepting their money.”
- Rape scenes aren’t just awful, they’re lazy writing – “From reinforcing falsehoods about sexual violence to the objectification of women, here’s why that rape storyline is probably a bad idea, and a pretty uncreative one too.”
- One more source of air travel stress: Catching the measles – “For the second time in two years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that someone caught the measles by walking past an infected person in an airport.”
- On gravestone decorations – Hark! A Vagrant has a cartoon on one of my favorite bits of history, how the decorations on headstones changed as religious sentiment changed in early America. The paper she links to is well worth a read and go wander around an old New England cemetery if you ever have the chance.