Mashable shares a depressingly long list of hateful attacks shared online since Trump’s election: just a sampling of reports tweeted by Shaun King. Read it and weep, because it’s only going to get worse.
The milieu through which we swim
Media Circus: 4chan meltdown has begun #electionday edition
I’m basically just following my poliwonks list on Twitter today while considering switching away from the repetitive News24 coverage and getting in some Netflix. How about you?
QOTD: Daphne du Maurier
“There’s nothing so dangerous as a headstrong girl who knows her own mind.”
My favourite of the current crop of “replacing movie weapon with selfie-stick” memes – Conan selfie!
Otterday! And Open Thread
It’s ages since we’ve had an Otterday! This week’s Open Thread is hosted by an otter who learnt to use an asthma inhaler last year at an aquarium in Seattle:
Myths about alpha males redux
“Of course, even if the lupine origins of the alpha-male trope weren’t obsolete, the notion that the term can even apply to human social structures is inherently absurd.”
BFTP Friday Hoyden: Ching Shih
Feminist Frequency in its new series, #OrdinaryWomen: Daring to Defy History, is continuing its run of making awesome little profiles of awesome women who we’ve already profiled here at some time in the distant past. This time it’s nineteenth century… Read More ›
Today was a singing day
I decided to prioritise the singing for today and let the politics wait for tomorrow.
For those times when actually blocking someone on FB is socially awkward
This is my first post for NaBloPoMo 2016, and I’m cheating a bit by reusing something I wrote a few weeks ago for a friend. I hope others might find it helpful too.
Quick Hit: Digital Writers’ Festival
Just started, and running until 11 November. All online. Jane Howard, Michaela McGuire and Kate Callingham are at the helm, and the lineup is amazing. It really is extraordinary how much they’re packing in, it must have been a phenomenal feat of… Read More ›