Laurie Penny has a new essay out in Wired about stories, fanfic and culture. It's a very good read (but then, she always writes well IMO).
Mental health issues in cycling
Two years ago, Swedish cycling star Jenny Rissveds was suffering from depression and with an eating disorder. Now she's back and fronting a team named for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights article 31 that promotes childrens rights
Thwart nazi efforts on the play store
If you can, please mark all nazi/freezepeach reviews as unhelpful. The scumbags are boosting those, so turnabout is required.
Leaving a positive review is also good, of course, but the "mark unhelpful" is safe.
It could also qualify as spam, so maybe use that instead - it's reasonable to assume Google cares more about that.
This is a heartwarming story of how a young mother can combine a (national championship winning) career with looking after her two-year old, but I kept wondering what the father was doing. My guess is that being a professional female cyclist - even in Belgium - doesn't pay enough to enable him to take time off to help look after the child, so he works full time. It would have been nice to read about that side of their situation.
What's my favourite thing today?
Reopening a 50 year old book. As far as I recall, LoTR is one if the first books I ever read. I'd reread it constantly as a child and my ritual each Christmas holiday when I was older was to set aside time to read it when I went home.
I have a newer copy, but my mother sent this down to me a while back and I've just started reading it again after a long break.
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
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