Friday Links (persecution substitution edition)

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It’s Friday. We’re nearly through with March. Is it too early to comment on how fast the year is flying by?

Anyway, here is a collection of some of the things that I ran across over the course of the week which struck me as worthy of being shared:

The improbable, 200-year-old story of one of America’s first same-sex ‘marriages’.

Let’s Get Some Things Straight About Aaron Schock.

An Open Letter to My Biggest High School Bully: My Teacher.

This is article is a couple of years old, but How Many American Men Are Gay? is still a difficult question to answer. “More than one quarter of gay men hide their sexuality from anonymous surveys. The evidence also suggests that a large number of gay men are married to women.”

It took until 2014, surprisingly, but music streaming services have finally outsold CDs.

Mystery of Darwin’s ‘strange animals’ solved.

New data on the changing face of religion in America.

The Worst Taboo In Urban Fantasy.

Women-led companies perform three times better than the S&P 500.

Emmy Noether revolutionized mathematics — and still faced sexism all her life.

35 Years After Saying Gay People Should Die, Bob Jones III Apologizes… While At Event Opposing LGBT Rights.

CA attorney general vows to halt ballot measure that would legalize killing gay people. I posted a link to a story about this when the lawyer first filed it, but now that the state Attorney General has determined that she is legally obligated to let this bill (which explicitly authorizes any citizen to murder someone they believe to be gay and forbids any state or local official from arresting, charging, or punishing said murderer) onto the ballot, the rest of the news world has noticed the story.

4 reasons I’m glad I came out as an atheist.

18 Science Facts You Might Have Believed In The ’90s That Are Wrong.

Wood Bison Roam the U.S. for First Time in a Century.

Indiana’s religious freedom law shows the new frontier in the battle over LGBT rights.

Religious Freedom? Nope, Just Plain Old Discrimination.

Blast From the Past: States Using ‘Religious Freedom’ to Justify Segregation.

A PROSECUTOR SEEKS REDEMPTION. CAN WE ALLOW PRISONERS THE SAME?

Richard III: ancient DNA solves a 500-year-old mystery.

It’s Not Easy Being Scientology: Since its founding in the 1950s, L. Ron Hubbard’s organization has put a premium on controlling the flow of information—an increasingly impossible enterprise in the Internet age.

NOM resorts to blatant lying in its 2015 #March4Marriage materials.

I wrote a long review of a book written by one of my favorite childhood/young adult writers: Book Review: Many Waters.

And Talent doesn’t mean what you think it means.

Plus The magic rule that will make you a writer.

THIS VIDEO MAKES A POWERFUL CASE FOR TRANSGENDER PRONOUNS:

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Bill Maher says fraternity culture is like a cult: Maher on Frat Culture: Get the F*ck Out:

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Sea Otter Pup Luna Meets a New Friend:

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Religious Freedom (Doesn’t Mean The Freedom To Discriminate) – funny song:

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Wait – The Music Business, Hollywood & Sleazy Manager Hijinks – Tom Goss (many musical styles):

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Municipal Violations (HBO):

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About fontfolly

I've loved reading for as long as I can remember. I write fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and nonfiction. I publish an anthropomorphic sci-fi/space opera literary fanzine. I attend and work on the staff for several anthropormorphics, anime, and science fiction conventions. I live in Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

2 responses to “Friday Links (persecution substitution edition)”

  1. Sheryl says :

    “Is it too early to comment on how fast the year is flying by?”

    No. As I just heard on Mac OS Ken: “We’re almost a quarter of the way through 2015. Already. How can that be?”

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