Râââhhh … me font rager, les éditeurs de BD français et leur mépris du numérique. Bande de luddites !
Die Bundeswehr bei der rp18 – eine Chronologie. Und ein paar Fragen. | re:publica 2018 https://18.re-publica.com/de/page/bundeswehr-bei-rp18-chronologie-paar-fragen
Achtung! Lektüre macht stinksauer!
I cannot be the only one to hear “Republic of Gilead” when they say “incel” or “redistribution of sex”, can I?
I mean, come on, folks…
Much as I appreciate the good intentions behind the (usually 50 %) discounts for educational clients, I don’t think anybody at Slack, Trello, Twister et al. understands what the “per user in your team” pricing model means for real world educational institutions. These have a very large user base (students) which does not map onto their IT budget the same way it would for a company of similar size. Per user in team pricing is prohibitive to them, hampering adoption of modern IT solutions.
Argh, Tootdon: what’s up with dropping CWs when a toot fails to post the first time? And why is the extension not supporting CWs anyway?
violence, hate speech, social media Show more
Fuuu**** - I don’t even know where to start. Pointing out that this is what happens when you let “markets” do what they do best sounds like gloating. This is so FUBAR.
Where Countries Are Tinderboxes and Facebook Is a Match | The New York Times: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/21/world/asia/facebook-sri-lanka-riots.html?mtrref=undefined
“Yatromanolakis argues that there is no single performance context to which all of Sappho’s poems can be attributed”. Classicists really need to familiarise themselves with concepts like subcultures, underground mainstream crossover and the allure of “risqué” art.
In other words, go out more, or at least spend more time on Tumblr and in the Fediverse. #sheesh
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I have never availed myself of a sex worker’s services, but that is due to my complicated relationship with intimacy and sexuality. My moral compass tells me there is nothing wrong with voluntary sex work, both observation and a youth misspent studying social sciences and history make me think the prohibitionary attitude towards sex work has more to do with gender roles than with the work as such, and common sense says that nothing will improve by pushing sex workers into illegality.
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France, like Sweden, adopted anti-sex work laws criminalising the clientele. Surprise, surprise: the net effect is to worsen working and living conditions for sex workers. *sigh
Bilan sévère des effets de la loi de 2016 sur la prostitution – http://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2018/04/12/un-bilan-severe-des-effets-de-la-loi-de-2016-sur-la-prostitution_5284325_3224.html
uspol, healthcare, late stage capitalism Show more
We can always count on Goldman Sachs analysts to ask difficult but pressing questions like, "Is curing patients a sustainable business model?" and "How should we answer the Jewish Question?"
This is why healthcare must be done by nonprofit organizations.
This is why Goldman Sachs must be utterly destroyed.
misogyny, harassment Show more
I cannot help feeling that however angry Laurie Penny is right now, she, and by extension all women, need to get much angrier yet. We, men, really need to fade into the background for a while; a century maybe. Only rightful anger will make us do that.
Also, Laurie, ladies, hang in there. We’re lost without you.
“Who Does She Think She Is” https://longreads.com/2018/03/28/who-does-she-think-she-is/
Wow, Emma Gonzales. May you and yours prevail.
No, *you* thought it would be a grand idea to learn Japanese.
‘Next time you view another group of people as “other” or “different” or “the enemy”, just remember that your very own ancestors, without the shadow of a doubt, at some point have tried to kill each other.’ Matt Easton is ace. https://www.youtube.com/user/scholagladiatoria
~discourse~ and elitism Show more
I see people here sometimes saying that they don't want any more big influxes of people here because undesirable/stupid/mainstream people will join, I just saw someone say that riffraff plebs would "dilute the intellectual discourse," and I just want to say that I feel like that is gross hipster elitist nonsense.
More people! All different kinds of people! People that are curious and new and will point out our Missing Stairs! People who will get all over our lawns! YEAH
Several endorsements later I am using Tootdon and very much liking it.
Is there a Mastodon iOS app that does not suck? Amaroq only shows the last hour or so of my timeline; Mustor duplicates posts and never acknowledges my “no ads” IAP.
“As I wrote about this wave of stories, I discovered that a male colleague had been hired here at New York despite documented claims of sexual harassment in a prior job.” This Rebecca Traister piece is as good as everyone is saying and then some. https://www.thecut.com/2017/11/rebecca-traister-on-the-post-weinstein-reckoning.html
– props to Parul Sehgal on Birdsite (https://twitter.com/parul_sehgal/status/930114880220176384)