Damn it home depot . I guess we have to switch to Lowes now. Which is fine, there’s really no reason we’d been doing Home Depot other than it was on DH’s way to work back when he worked at the university and Lowes wasn’t. [update: see comments below]
This thread is the definition of LOLsob. (Read the replies! Hilarious but also sad because true)
How much publishing has paid different authors. Note that some black authors (including NK Jemison) have pointed out that if their work doesn’t earn its advance, their career is basically dead, whereas white authors can take bigger risks with bigger advances that may not earn out. Equality happens when publishers make “mistakes” in the direction of too-large advances for everybody and it hurts everyone’s careers equally.
Why protest during a lock-down? (Spoiler: Because it’s important enough to take the risk. Because being asleep in one’s own bed or playing video games on one’s own couch is *already risky* for some of our citizens.) Also I would note that the BLM protests I’ve been to and seen have been outdoors and heavily masked. The biggest Covid dangers have been coming from the police– not wearing masks, tear-gassing people, tearing off masks, putting people in busses, and arresting and not letting people leave (forcing them indoors into crowded spaces).
Cake therapy (Disclaimer: may not work for everyone)
This thread on sex being a cultural construct is a great read. It also got me thinking because in my little corner of social science (not the econ part), we make distinctions about sex vs. gender. Gender is always the self-identified thing. Gender is what you think you are. Sex we tend to use as what’s on your birth certificate or what your chromosomes say or what your external sex characteristics are, depending on what outcomes we are looking at (and realizing that chromosomes and external characteristics don’t always match and some people are not simple XX/XY or penis/vagina biologically). (Sex tends to matter when we’re talking about biological health kinds of issues, but otherwise we’re discussing gender.) But the author of the thread is absolutely correct that even these designations of sex are, by definition, a social construct because we are providing those definitions.
More on jkrowling being a terf. Like dude, what is her problem??