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[Content Note: Animal attack.]Well, I don't love the first part of the story, which is a tale of an elephant in India destroying a house. That's a thing that happens sometimes, not just with elephants, when humans and animals' habitats...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Fat hatred.]Two studies have come across my desk (so to speak) about anti-fat bias that don't think they're about anti-fat bias. 1. BBC: "A new study suggests obesity in adolescent girls is associated with lower academic results during their teenage years. Show More Summary
"Ha-cha-cha-cha!" As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
This blogaround brought to you by chickens.Recommended Reading:If you can afford to donate, former Shakerville contributor and longtime Shaker CaitieCat could use some help bridging the four-month (!) disability application process.[Content...Show More Summary
The opening from Dungeons and Dragons.
[Content Note: Anti-choice terrorism; vandalism and violence; disablism.]"This person took meticulous time destroying EVERYTHING that was important to me; everything that I have worked very hard for all my life. He destroyed the plumbing and heating system in the building. Show More Summary
Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Airline disaster] Another day, another theory of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: "Military radar data suggests a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing for nearly a week...Show More Summary
[Content Note: War on agency; anti-choice rhetoric; hostility to consent; descriptions of a perineum tear.]Yesterday, I mentioned some typically terrific comments Republican Mike Huckabee made at an anti-choice fundraiser sponsored by Susan B. Show More Summary
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[Content Note: Class warfare.]"Changing the rules for overtime eligibility will, just like increasing the minimum wage, make employees more expensive and will force employers to look for ways to cover these increased costs."—Marc Freedman,...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Worker exploitation.]McDonald's employees in New York, Michigan, and California have filed class-action lawsuits alleging that their employer has engaged in wage theft:The suits allege that McDonald's has forced employees to work off the clock, not paid them overtime and struck hours off their time cards. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Rape culture; hostility to consent.]Over on Twitter, I'm going all in on the principle of asking survivors' for their consent before republishing content about their sexual assaults, because I don't believe anything and...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Transphobia; Christian Supremacy; disablism and gender policing and rape culture at links.]Via Eastsidekate comes the latest evidence that Pope Francis is not exactly the neato progressive that the media is keen to tell...Show More Summary
Dudley looks out the window around the time Iain is expected home from work. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
[Content Note: There is a strobe-light effect in this video.] )The theme from Jem and the Holograms
Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Death; injury; destruction; images of disaster at link] The gas explosion which caused the collapse of two apartment buildings in Harlem yesterday killed at least seven people and injured more than 60. Show More Summary
by Shaker SuzanneF, who blogs at Culturally Disoriented.[Content Note: War on agency; harassment; intimidation; hostility to consent; reproductive coercion; violent imagery; racism; heterosexist and cissexist language; ableism.]Sometime this summer, the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of buffer zones around abortion clinics. Show More Summary
[Content Note: War on agency; violence.]Former Arkansas governor, failed presidential candidate, and all-around garbage-making machine Mike Huckabee attended a gala last night sponsored by the anti-choice group Susan B. Anthony List,...Show More Summary
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