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Mrs May’s deal with the DUP threatens 20 years hard work in Ireland
Interesting opinion piece on how the Tory-DUP coalition could break things in Northern Ireland
politics  comment  Northern-Ireland  Conservatives  Westminster  history 
14 days ago by FearMeForIAmPink
Zelo Street: Telegraph’s Junior Doctor Isn’t
Apparently he's a recently graduated foundation year doctor not yet at the point of being allowed to work on people alone.
NHS  health  politics  not-fair-not-safe  lies  comment  Conservatives  journalism  news 
april 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Millions of ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here's why | Thomas Frank | Opinion | The Guardian
Interesting point; as well as all the racism, Trump says a lot about how free trade has moved jobs overseas, leaving working class people unemployed and feeling angry at the system
comment  Interesting  politics  USA  Republicans  Trump 
march 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Is Donald Trump now unstoppable? - BBC News
Fortunately just talking about the Republican nomination. But still… fuck.
DonaldTrump  A-Game-of-Primaries  Republicans  USA  politics  comment 
january 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Art Held Hostage: Why Sony Not Releasing “The Interview” Is Scary
'The Interview is a story about members of the media assassinating a North Korean leader. But the opposite happened: because of The Interview, North Korea assassinated our media.'
cinema  terrorism  censorship  comment  North-Korea  Sony 
december 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Men aren’t entitled to women's time or affection.
Think I'd replace "But it's a hard lesson to learn" with "But some don't want to learn"
culture  relationships  equality  gender  people-suck  feminism  comment 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
The problem with “We are all Oxford"
When people say they've experienced racism, it's not good to dismiss it with "But we're trying really hard!" or "But these other people haven't experienced that!"
fail  racism  Oxford  university  culture  comment  Interesting 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why people on benefits have a flatscreen TV
and expanded musings on the nature of cashflow, and what stuff counts as a 'I have a bit of extra cash, get something nice' purchase
Interesting  money  benefits  poverty  comment  link-is-to-a-Facebook-page 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why are my feminist friends still taking their husbands' surnames? | Zoe Holman | Comment is free | theguardian.com
An interesting question; I can certainly see the very strong arguments for keeping your name, but I can also see those for wanting to share a name as part of the togetherness of marriage. The problem is that patriarchal culture means everyone expects it to be the man's name. Of course, in that case you can double-barrel, or you could even come up with an entirely new name (though few would, I think)
Interesting  feminism  names  culture  comment  comment-is-free 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
The cutesification of everything makes me want to strangle an elf
'how many sleeps until Christmas? I should warn you that if you answered with a number – any number at all – then you're dead to me'
amusing  culture  Christmas  children  image  comment  comment-is-free 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
After Haiyan: how to act on scientific advice that's politically inconvenient?
Yes, climate change is a problem. No, the data is does not support the idea that it's causing greater or worse natural disasters, baring heatwaves.
climate-change  comment  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  interesting 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tom Baker – the longest serving time lord, but by no means the best
Shared mostly to see what reaction it gets. I notice it doesn't say who *is* the best, or even slightly discuss the other Doctors.
Doctor-Who  scifi  UK  interesting  comment  culture  TV 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Daily Kos: A political crisis
After all, if you can't win, it's your responsibility to make sure the others lose. Right? Right??
politics  USA  amusing  money  republicans  comment  comics  healthcare  Obamacare 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
A scientist's view: equality, feminism and men's rights | Andrew Holding | Science | guardian.co.uk
Yes, equality is important. Yes, there are issue that men face. But no, the 'men's rights' issues are not at the same level as the systemic and cultural disadvantage women face.
sexism  comment-is-free  posttofacebook  discrimination  equality  image  comment-on-comment  feminism  interesting  fairness  comment  culture 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Danger in Demonizing Male Sexuality — The Good Men Project
'From the get-go, we are teaching our kids to fear male sexuality, and to repress female sexuality.'
sex  posttofacebook  interesting  rape-culture  comment  culture 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
No, Texas Law Does Not Say You Can Shoot an Escort Who Refuses to Have Sex
Analysis piece argues that the jury likely acquit because the defence argued that shooter fired at tires, and a fragment hit the escort, making it manslaughter not murder, with neither prosecution or judge giving the jury the option to convict on that.
law  prostitution  posttofacebook  USA  news  crime  death  comment  via-Andrew-Ducker 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
If I Admit That 'Hating Men' Is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning It Into a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?
Rather good set of points on the supposed claims of 'misandry' not actually having the societal/cultural entrenchment that misogyny does, and that most feminists don't want men to have to have all the bad stuff they get through similar cultural entrenchments.
sexism  posttofacebook  bigotry  feminism  interesting  comment  fairness  culture 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The forgotten prisoners of America's own Gulag - The Independent
166 inmates remain. 3 convicted, 30 to face trial. 50 in legal no-man's-land, too dangerous to release but against whom there is not enough evidence to prosecute. And then there are 86 who have been cleared for release, yet aren't released.
USA  comment  fail  freedom  law  military  posttofacebook  rights  terrorism  War-on-Terror  wtf 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Second Amendment was Ratified to Preserve Slavery
'to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia's vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that . . . and we all should be too.'
interesting  history  second-amendment  politics  USA  guns-guns-guns  slavery  comment 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
MP's expenses: maxed out | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian
'Denis MacShane's fall from grace ought to be the final chapter in the saga of politicians cheating the public purse, but …' they're still renting out houses to each other and doing other dodgy things.
posttofacebook  Westminster  money  corruption  expenses-scandal  Guardian  politics  comment  interesting 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Constitutional Reform and Prince Harry's Balls
The reason that the son of Prince Harry has an outside chance of being Head of State and mine doesn’t is that Prince Harry has Magic Balls
amusing  politics  monarchy  UK  media  interesting  comment  privacy  magic-balls  posttofacebook  Xandar;our-reign-has-gone-on-long-enough.Indeed;summon-the-meteors 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Asexuality always existed, you just didn't notice it | SE Smith | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
More people are openly identifying as asexual, but the complex world of asexuality is still misunderstood by the mainstream
comment-is-free  comment  interesting  sex  asexuality  culture 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
This is what’s wrong with Britain today « Decline of the Logos
'This is really someone who writes a blog post entitled ‘Why I don’t listen to experts (or facts and figures)’ and means it.'
interesting  wtf  politics  climate-change  comment 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Olympics opening ceremony was 'honouring socialism', says shock jock Rush Limbaugh - Telegraph
'Limbaugh said: "Of all the things that you want to honour - the people of Great Britain don’t even like the National Health Service! And then it hit me, and then it hit me. It was actually done on behalf of President [Barack Obama]. They did it for Obama. Nobody will convince me otherwise.”'

To paraphrase one of our volunteers, Rush Limbaugh coming out against something is a good sign it's something worth supporting.
posttofacebook  what-the-everliving-fuck  fail  people-suck  London  UK  Olympics  USA  comment  wtf 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Sayeeda Warsi faces an inquiry. Jeremy Hunt does not. Is that fair? – Telegraph Blogs
'Cynics might suggest it's because Mr Cameron faces questions of his own in relation to the Murdochs and Mr Hunt, but not in relation to Lady Warsi's case. Terrible people, cynics.'
posttofacebook  Conservatives  money  corruption  UK  Westminster  the-code-is-more-what-you'd-call-'guidelines'-than-actual-rules  politics  comment 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The only bisexual in the village - Milena Popova
Bisexuals still get reactions like "Don't be stupid. You're not bisexual, you're married!" and a general issue of bisexuality being invisible.
comment  discrimination  sex  LGBT 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Diabetes: Most NHS costs wasteful, says Diabetic Medicine
'It suggests that 80% of the NHS's £9.8bn annual UK diabetes bill goes on the cost of treating complications. Experts say much of this is preventable with health checks and better education'
healthcare  health  comment  NHS  medicine  diabetes 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Living without cash: How hard is it? - Slate Magazine
"It’s been 44 days—and counting—since I’ve touched a dollar bill."
culture  comment  Slate  technology  money  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Jubilee for Republicans and the Queen - Opinion - Al Jazeera English
Essentially says that 'getting rid of the monarchy' is a distraction from sorting out our constitutional and democratic (including the Lords) issues.
reform  politics  posttofacebook  Al-Jazeera  comment  UK  the-monarchy  interesting  House-of-Lords 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
When did 8/10 become a bad score? | bit-gamer.net
'The first rule laid down to any new writer looking to publish a piece of work online should be this: do not take some of the comments to heart.'
image  comment  computer-games  computers  gaming  geeky  culture  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Linear A - Sunday Sermonette: Pennies From Heaven
Quantum pennies; a rather good way of describing how some theists describe put over their beliefs. I particularly like the 'I'll meet you in the middle' bit.
clever  posttofacebook  amusing  religion  belief  culture  comment  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Mountain Lion could maul Windows 8 - SlashGear
One wonders when the antitrust phone to OS over-integration stuff will start.
comment  operating-systems  technology  Windows  Apple  computers  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Peta's vegan sex ad shows it has tofu for brains | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
'Flirting with domestic violence imagery in your shock-tactic marketing is not the way to promote an animal-free diet'

Trigger warning for it somewhat discussing sexual abuse, also it has some scantily clad photos, so semi-NSFW
posttofacebook  comment  abuse  violence  sex  trigger-warning  semi-nsfw  comment-is-free  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Freedom Act leads to bad government, O'Donnell warns
risks forcing ministers and civil servants into a system of "oral government"
Because gods forbid we should know what and why our politicians and civil servants decide things.
posttofacebook  fail  wtf  information  freedom  Freedom-of-Information  UK  civil-servants  comment  politics  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Busted Game Theory
Why do people like mechanically weak games, and dislike hard to break ones?
posttofacebook  comment  culture  geeky  rpg  gaming  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
LORD NORTON - STIRRING UP APATHY?
Apparently there's no interest in Lords reform. Despite over 4k people responding through one organisation alone on that subject
Lord-Reform  democracy  UK  comment  Unlock-Democracy  politics  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Not A Sick Society: A Sick State
This was submitted to prison magazine Not Shut Up, but its publication was blocked.
freedom  prison  law  protest  government  politics  culture  comment  posttofacebook  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Stop Online Piracy Act and You: A Primer
"I've tracked down a bunch of articles, comics, and infographics about the bill."
interesting  news  piracy  intellectual-property  USA  politics  crime  law  comment 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - An Italian's view on British winter clothes
'In reply [to the piece of being 'hit by air'], an Italian based in the UK explains the different attitudes to winter clothes and health.'
Italy  interesting  seasons  winter  health  culture  psychology  comment 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - How to avoid getting 'hit by air' in Italy
'Many Italians, it seems, are prone to a particularly wide range of winter illnesses, helped apparently by an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy.'
Italy  health  interesting  psychology  medicine  braaaaaains  comment 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
News Desk: Russian Elections: Faking It : The New Yorker
Interesting account from a journalist at a Russian polling station count.
interesting  politics  Russia  comment 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Ask Chris #81: Scooby-Doo and Secular Humanism - ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews
'I will fight tooth and nail over the idea that there should never, ever be even a trace of the supernatural in the world of Scooby-Doo.'
interesting  belief  comment  tv  cartoons  skepticism  via-Andrew-Ducker 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Making Light: Slushkiller
Interesting commentary on how authors submitting books to publishers get very het up about the rejections they receive and often assume malice on the part of the rejecters.
interesting  literature  comment  fairness 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Viewpoint: Just what is middle age?
People love to talk about the perils of middle age and mid-life crises. But what really happens in our middle years, asks David Bainbridge.
interesting  biology  culture  comment  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Daft hysteria over the EU's ruling on water and dehydration | by Martin Robbins @mjrobbins | Science | guardian.co.uk
'The EU has not said that water isn't healthy, and it's ruling on the vexatious claim that bottled water can prevent dehydration is perfectly sensible'
comment  interesting  science  europe  lies  journalism  media  image 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
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