By now, the regularity of toddler shootings is old news, as is this brilliant display of what's banned but not deadly .
On and from Svetlana Alexievich. also: love Marlon James.
When the default viewpoint is that male feelings take precedence over women's security.
On harassment in science.
If you really understand what I nonetheless appreciate to be a great explanation, more power to you.
I get not teaching kids gender roles but I'd tell this woman to chill the f* out.
How f*ed in the head do you have to be to ask cosmonauts how they'll manage without makeup.
I love, love this explanation of when it's controlling to make demands about your SO's appearance. Also love these two Ask Polly pieces (yes, I know I already linked to one) about being open about your needs and owning them (see also Modern Love). Actually, Tracey Stewart's profile speaks some to just saying no to people who don't accept you as-is, and to the ethics of eating animals.
The symbolism of Lisa's vegetarianism.
I never tweeted about my cat going down to the kebab shop; apparently I'm the only one.
Most vegetarians who eat meat aren't actually vegetarians.