Quickies: Effort to recall judge of Stanford rape case, Gloria Steinem on violence against women, and medical debt
- Stanford sexual assault: judge facing recall campaign over light sentence – “Further scrutiny on the judge’s remarks at sentencing appear to suggest he concluded the defendant had “less moral culpability” because he was drunk, and that a light sentence would be an “antidote” to the anxiety he had suffered from intense media attention on the case.” From Pteryxx.
- Gloria Steinem’s new show links global instability to violence against women – ” Steinem is the host of a new show on Viceland, titled simply “Woman.” On the show, she and her team of journalists travel the world, highlighting various stories about women and violence and exploring what this violence means not just for the women themselves, but for the greater world around them.”
- What to do when your team of coworkers is really into the Secret and tarot cards – Via.
- John Oliver forgives $15 million in medical debt on Last Week Tonight – “In the 20 minute segment, Oliver covers how frighteningly easy and common debt buying is and how methods of debt collection largely lean towards intimidation, violent threats, and illegal means.”