“Bigotry wrapped in prayer is still bigotry”
It’s Friday! Yay! And it’s been a weird week in the news. I may have gone overboard a bit…
Anyway, here are the links I found interesting this week, sorted into categories.
Links of the Week
When A Woman Deletes A Man’s Comment Online. “To be able to take issues fundamental to the health and safety of millions of people and turn them into sport where winners and losers are decided by talking points requires some level of insulation from the negative impacts of the outcome in order to enjoy participating.”
Library Hand, the Fastidiously Neat Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs.
A Million People Live in These Underground Nuclear Bunkers.
Two Milo Reax Reax—One Long, One Short. “So look, straight people, if you don’t want gay teenagers above the age of consent entering into sexual relationships with older gay men—if you don’t want your gay sons pursuing older gay men and vice-versa—do what you can to make it safe for your gay teenagers to come out and date each other. Be just as supportive, proud, affirming and meddlesome when your gay teen starts to date as you are when your straight teens start to date.”
This Week in Restoring Our Faith in Humanity
Muslims Unite to Repair Jewish Cemetery.
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Black Man Whose Lawyer Called Racist “Expert” to the Stand.
Donald Trump And Trans Student Bathroom Laws: How Tech Is Responding To Admin’s Latest Order.
This week in the war on trans people
What Trump’s Controversial Transgender Decision Really Means, Legally
“We need to elect Republicans to keep our daughters safe from pervert men wearing wigs barging into women’s bathrooms.” © Copyright 2016 Nick Anderson
Trump’s Rollback On Transgender Rights Is A Threat To All Right.
I’m 16 and Trans, and I’m Not Fake News.
St. Louis police get lesson on helping LGBT crime victims.
This week in Comments, Trolls, and Wankers
Another Word: Peacetalk, Hate Speech.
This Week in Difficult to Classify
We’re Not Doing the Garter Thing.
Rounding Up Monsters, Ignoring Victims.
This week in stupid
A Male Chiropractor Wants Women To Use Controversial Methods To Contain Menstrual Flow. Idiot thinks women can glue their vaginas shut to hold menstrual blood back until they pee… which proves he doesn’t know how vaginas work. I’m a gay man, and I appear to be more familiar with this anatomy than this quack!
This week in awful news
Indigenous women of Standing Rock issue heartbreaking plea for help ahead of evacuation.
Orlando Sentinel: GOP Responds To Pulse Massacre With Two Dozen NRA Bills Allowing Guns Almost Everywhere.
This week in awful people who only have themselves to blame
An actual conservative details how the member-of-minority-says-minority-is-real-oppressor scam works, why it works, and what it buys the Republicans.
Milo Yiannopoulos: Girls Are In Danger When Adult Trans Women Use Public Toilets But 13-Year-Old Boys Can Benefit From Giving Head To Adult Males.
Milo Yiannopoulos resurrected a dangerous old myth about gay men and pedophilia.
Roxane Gay — All I really need to say about Milo.
Milo Yiannopoulos Disinvited From CPAC, Simon & Schuster Cancels Book Publication.
The Sad Truth About Milo Yiannopoulos.
Bill Maher Shows Us Why You Can’t Platform Fascists. Maher is trying to take credit for bringing Milo down, despite the fact the Maher didn’t just treat Milo with kid gloves (as some have described it), he actually agreed with Milo’s transphobic comments. Further Maher not only didn’t expose Milo’s weird hebephilia (it’s not pedophilia when the victim is post-pubescent, but I’m being pedantic, I know) comments, in fact, Maher has made some of those in the past himself…
Playing the Pawn in PewDiePie’s Blame Game.
News for queers and our allies:
Finnish Parliament votes down bid to repeal same-sex marriage.
Fewer Teens Die By Suicide When Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal.
Gay national champion college football player came out during ‘Never have I ever’.
Collective narcissism predicts hypersensitivity to insult, study finds.
Science: CEOs Are Such Bullshit.
Ancient microbes survive inside massive cave crystals for 50,000 years.
See drone video of SpaceX landing a Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral.
NASA Scientists Have a Plan to Make Pluto a Planet Again.
Lumpy, hairy, toe-like fossil could reveal the evolution of molluscs.
Scientists just found a 500-million-year-old worm with legs.
Grace Hopper’s compiler: Computing’s hidden hero.
The AI Threat Isn’t Skynet. It’s the End of the Middle Class.
OCD-like behavior linked to genetic mutation, study finds.
Planet 9 Can’t Run Forever. Two Asteroids Give Up Some Clues.
VIDEO: Unbelievable video shows dolphins getting HIGH off underwater ‘drug’.
Research shows secondary seed dispersal by predator animals is important for recolonization of plants.
Solid foam’s clever shape makes it really strong.
LIGO’s detection of gravitational waves was an achievement comparable to Galileo’s telescope. Meet the man whose team built the detector.
Why T. Rex Had Such Puny Arms.
Unlocking the healing secrets of Komodo dragon blood.
What is the crater-dome illusion?
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Speculation!
Some Thoughts on the 2016 Nebula Nominees, the Shadow Clarke Award and some other awards.
Thoughts on the Nebula Nominees.
Camestros Felapton: SFWA announces the Nebulas.
A Voyage Around the Puppy Seas to See How the Milomeltdown goes.
John Scalzi: On the Matter of Empathy For Horrible People.
The 2016 Nebula Award Nominees Show Us Diverse New Worlds.
2017 Hugo Nomination Recommendations.
Possible New Details About the CW’s Newest DC TV Show Black Lightning.
NEBULA NOMINATIONS WITH FREE READS!
‘Hellboy III’ Officially Scrapped, Guillermo del Toro Says.
2016 Aurealis Awards shortlist announcement.
My grandfather helped create Captain America for times like these.
This week in Writing
Finding The Plot: A Crash Course in Narrative.
Scrivener Binder Icons ~ What the Tiny Variations Mean.
This Week in Covering the News
Om Malik: How is The New York Times Really Doing?
This Week in Inclusion
Number of female protagonists hits record high in 2016, still half that of men.
New Children’s Book ‘Promised Land’ Is a Gay Fairytale.
Aromantic Headcanons and Making Room for Friend-shipping.
Culture war news:
Andrew Sullivan extols a pre-Trump past that bears little resemblance to the grotesque reality of American society..
When Transphobia Trumps Statistics.
How the last man to see Sylvia Plath alive was punished for his quiet homosexuality.
George Saunders on the incredible shrinking empathy of the Trump era.
Hate group wants to boycott Taco Bell for dumbest reason imaginable.
When Did Christians Become Comfortable with the Loss of Truth?
Despite Having All the Power, Conservative Christians Are Still Pretending To Be Persecuted.
Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Local Law Protecting LGBT Community.
This week in the deplorables
Pastor walks out on Trump’s ‘demonic’ Florida rally: ‘My 11-year-old daughter was sobbing in fear’.
CNN host nails CPAC chairman for double standard: ‘You are okay with all the misogynistic things’. “Your line is pedophilia. Why aren’t some college campuses allowed to say their line is misogyny?”
This Week in the Resistance:
The Resistance Is the Majority of Americans — Not a New Tea Party.
Thousands of Miles and Nine Time Zones Away… There’s No Escaping the News from Home.
This Week Regarding the Lying Liar:
Chuck Todd Enters Twitter War With Donald Trump During Insane Press Conference.
Shaun King: Donald Trump remains silent as white men continue to terrorize America.
Trump’s invention of a Swedish terrorist attack was funny. But it likely comes from a dark place.
Trump Can’t Build a Border Wall Without the Real Estate.
A Holocaust Historian Explains Why People Believe Trump’s Lies: Insights about the science—and power—of denial.
Despite double-digit win in South Carolina, poll shows Donald Trump’s approval rating isn’t higher here than anywhere else.
News about the Fascist Regime:
Children of Japanese Americans Who Defied Internment Ask Court to Reject Trump’s Travel Ban.
McMaster May Reorganize Trump’s Foreign Policy Team Once Again. Now saying they removed Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from National Security Council BY ACCIDENT!
Border Patrol Agents Stop Domestic Travelers at New York Airport.
This Week in People Who Usually Oppose Us
Earlier in the week I linked to a story about the notorious Harlem Hate Church’s latest church sign, which used the nickname Tribulation Trump for Donald, and I didn’t want to watch Manning’s sermon video to find out why. So I tried to find it elsewhere. Turns about there are more evangelicals/fundamentalists who dislike Donald:
Here’s a DoNotLink to: Donald Trump is the Antichrist.
Here’s a DoNotLink to: TRUMP: ANTICHRIST OR PROTECTOR?.
Here’s a DoNotLink to: 13 Ways President-Elect Trump is Apocalyptic.
Here’s a DoNotLink to: Extreme joy from Witnesses regarding President “Tribulation” Trump!!
This week in Politics:
Cops: It’s True, These Republican Congressmen Are GIANT PUSSIES.
Dems to David Brock: Stop Helping, You Are Killing Us.
Editorial: Congress shouldn’t duck the public.
The Folly of Abolishing the N.E.A.
With billions at stake, a federal judge just nullified the GOP’s most cynical attack on Obamacare.
John Boehner: Obamacare repeal and replace “not going to happen”.
This Week in Racists, White Nationalists, and the deplorables
FBI Arrests Man Who Allegedly Planned Dylann Roof-Style Attack.
Hunters charged in Texas shooting had blamed immigrants.
It’s Not Just Milo: Five Of The Wildest CPAC Speakers.
White Nationalist Richard Spencer Kicked Out Of CPAC.
This Week in Hate Crimes
Jewish Community Center was twice evacuated in recent week.
Speak Their Names.
Another Wave Of Bomb Threats Targets Jewish Community Centers.
More than 150 headstones damaged at Jewish cemetery in University City; authorities investigating.
Anti-Semitic Crime in America: Latest on the hate crimes targeting Jews across the country.
Things I wrote:
Weekend Update 2/18/2017: Abusive men in the news edition.
If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, walks like a duck….
Devils in very poor disguises.
The Secrets of the Universe.
“The human race might have one more chance…” – more of why I love sf/f.
Depeche Mode – Where’s the Revolution:
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Seth Meyers: Hey! Transgender Kids:
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Jamiroquai – Cloud 9:
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