Quickies: Making Trump’s Racism Unprofitable and How Abortion Rights Benefit Men

Plus why women are at least twice as likely to be injured or die in car crashes

  • Racism, Inc.: How Donald Trump Profits from Xenophobia, by Sophia A. McClennen at Salon: Most of us are aware of how Trump profits from his racism, but this article breaks it down, with ways to make it less profitable rather than simply decrying it.
  • How Roe v. Wade Benefits Men, by Peter Birkenhead at The Week: “We are speeding backwards toward the grim old days, on a bus hijacked by men who refer to blastocysts as “babies,” their wives as “mother,” and credibly accused sexual predators as “Mr. President.” Roe has already been effectively overturned in dozens of states, and the federal right to abortion is hanging on by the narrow width of a thinning, bleached, and over-combed hair.”
  • A Clue to the Reason for Women’s Pervasive Car-Safety Problem, by Sarah Holder at CityLab, h/t to Muscadine: “Since the early 2000s, ‘female’ crash test dummies have been deployed, but they tend to simulate smaller women, says Forman, with heights of 5 feet and weights of 110 pounds.”

Melanie Mallon

Melanie is a freelance editor and writer living in a small town outside Minneapolis with her husband, two kids, dog, and two cats. When not making fun of bad charts or running the Uncensorship Project, she spends her time wrangling commas, making colon jokes, and putting out random dumpster fires. You can find her on Twitter as @MelMall, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

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