Friday Links (foolish laws edition)

It’s Friday. March is gone, we’re into April. And once again my husband and I are not at NorWesCon with a bunch of our friends.

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:

Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous.


Sociologist Michael Kimmel explores the history of the aggrieved American male, but fails to capture what drives our age’s most prominent discontents: the men’s rights movement.

Anglo-Saxon remedy kills hospital superbug MRSA.

A Truce in the War Over Family.

My personal Libertarian hell: How I enraged the movement — and paid the price.

When men are afraid to pee: The bizarre, scientific reason why urinals cause stage fright.

Gay Passion of Christ Envisioned and Attacked.

Alan Stern on Pluto’s Wonders, New Horizons’ Lost Twin, and That Whole “Dwarf Planet” Thing.

NC Lawmakers Want Hospitals To Be Able To Turn Away Gay Patients.

What Indiana Could Learn From Utah About Gay Tolerance.

Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think.

State Attorneys Tell Supreme Court That Gay People Are Too Powerful To Have Equal Rights.

How Conservatives Hijacked ‘Religious Freedom’.

I’m a Transgender Woman, and This Is What It’s Like.

US Senator: Hey Gays, Get Some ‘Perspective’ – ‘In Iran They Hang You For The Crime Of Being Gay’.

Astronomers Solve Decades-Long Mystery of the “Lonely Old Stars.”

Ted Cruz goes ballistic over “radical” idea that gay people should enjoy equality.

This infographic breaks down the top five misconceptions about evolution.

Oakland A’s Pitcher Sean Doolittle & Girlfriend Buy Tickets To Fill Stadium On LGBT Night.

Anti-Gay Activists Furious People Joined Dan Savage’s ‘It Gets Better’ Campaign Against Bullying.

The right’s made-up God: How bigots invented a white supremacist Jesus.

“You Were on the Right Side of History After All.”

I wrote about Indiana’s license to discriminate bill, Bullied bullies: Indiana’s license to discriminate hurts more than queers.

And followed up with Indiana law worse than ‘similar’ bans.

And pointed out that isn’t the only assault worth figthing: Putting the bigotry into the school bathroom.

On a less dire note, I wrote about (among other things) my favorite writing tools: I’m the Cheerful Fairy (no joke)!

SPECTRE (next James Bond movie) – Domestic Trailer:

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Calling My Nanna #RingYourGranny Tag – JAMESMITCHELL[TV] (You’ll need a kleenex):

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Eli Lieb – Lightning In A Bottle:

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A Capella Science – The Surface Of Light! (Lion King Parody):

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Beyonce End Of Time Target Flash Mob :

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