Australia Needs A Green New Deal, Not More Centrism
People are taking the wrong lessons from Labor's shock defeat.
This is a very good retrospective on the life and work on Anita Sarkeesian
Enslaved, and then learning English, Greek, and Latin by the time she was 12? A force of nature.
There's a nice inspirational quote for Lin Manuel-Miranda in this blog post that starts with "You’re someone’s wildest dream". It's amazing to look at how far women's cycling has progressed in just one generation, and it's wonderful to see riders pause from the daily grind to celebrate being where they are
A great little essay from the author of Dark Emu
"We need our children to rebel. We need our children to doubt"
Bigotry isn't ok just because it's directed at a horrible person. Be careful about who you're hurting in the process
my auspol post
There's shitty takes galore all across social media and no--one really needs one more, but I needed to vent on why the ALP should go away and never come back
Every time I see the Hacker Ethic praised without critically challenging its shortcomings, I have to think of "Programming is Forgetting: Toward a New Hacker Ethic" by Allison Parrish and wish it was more popular. You can read the transcript here http://opentranscripts.org/transcript/programming-forgetting-new-hacker-ethic/
Has your partner moved onto a new relationship or suicided in what was a blink of an eye for you? Has your home been destroyed in some catastrophe caused by the vanishment, and you come back to nothing?
Superhero stories are always so problematic in their use and abuse of power and this is especially egregious in my opinion. Who has the right to royally fuck up a universe of people a second time because they want their friends back?
Even more problematic is the psychic effect. There's 5 years worth of grief on the part of survivors and there's big monuments naming the lost. How do you deal with trying to cope with loss only to have people return? How do returnees copy with massive changes in the environment and people they thought they knew who are now 5 years different. If you were a pilot and the plane crashed killing everyone when you disappeared, what will finding out do to you?
I woke several hours before I was supposed to with stuff about Endgame running through my head. I know it's all fantasy but bringing everyone back from Thanos' cull is severely problematic on several levels.
People vanished from cars and planes etc. in motion. You can't just bring them back in the same spot, so where to they arrive? Even more picky, how do you (can you?) compensate for galactic motion? Where anything was in the universe 5 years ago is not where it is now.
homelessness, mental health
This is a poignant story of a potent mix of issues, hinging on how women in sport have been underpaid and undervalued, and how sporting bodies prefer medals to successful athletes who might have an off season. Rebecca was effectively dumped back on the streets with no resources to cope with transitioning out of the sport
'Rebecca Twigg was a famous Olympian cyclist. Today, she's homeless in Seattle.'
Computerer, bikerer, gamerer, Sysadmin zealot
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