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  • Feminism
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    Quickies: Men Know What Harassment Is, but Women Are Still Blamed

    Men Now Avoid Women at Work–Another Sign We’re Being Punished for #MeToo, by Arwa Mahdawi at the Guardian: “What’s really interesting about this study, however, is that it thoroughly debunks the argument that men are confused about what constitutes unacceptable behavior. The very first thing researchers did was look at 19 behaviours (emailing sexual jokes to a subordinate, for example)…

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  • Activism
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    The Other Sit-In

    Last night, people around the US were captivated by what was happening on C-SPAN. I never thought that’s a sentence I’d say. C-SPAN wasn’t running programming as normal, however. It was broadcasting the live social media feeds of several Congresspeople, led by Representative John Lewis, who were holding a sit-in on the House floor to try and force a vote…

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  • Politics
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    Hillary Clinton Should Support the Overturning of the Second Amendment

    Today, in the wake of the largest mass shooting in the history of the United States, which targeted the LGBTQ community, Hillary Clinton, the democratic nominee for President of the United States put out the following statement. I join Americans in praying for the victims of the attack in Orlando, their families and the first responders who did everything they…

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  • Random Asides
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    Bad Chart Thursday: Gun Deaths Don’t Matter Because Cancer

    In President Obama’s response to the mass shooting in Oregon last week, he asked the US media to report gun deaths side by side with terrorism deaths to demonstrate that far more Americans are killed by guns than by terrorism, yet we don’t spend a fraction of the resources used to combat terrorism in efforts to reduce gun violence. Various…

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  • Afternoon Inquisition

    AI: Guns. Just guns.

    I’ll be honest—guns scare me. Which they should, I guess, because they’re guns. Yet somehow, I ended up in Texas… where we have signs on restaurants that say things like “No firearms”. (Where I come from, that’s just understood as normal etiquette. No guns at the dinner table.) But as much as I fear them, I’m still torn on the…

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