Also.Also.Also: Again and Again and Again

I love you. Be soft to someone today. Let someone be soft to you. Be hellfire and fury where it counts.

Queer as in F*ck You

+ The Gay Cure Experiments That Were Written Out of Scientific History.

Doll Parts

+ What It’s Like Being a Woman in the Music Industry.

+ Why Has It Taken The Menstrual Cup So Long To Go Mainstream?

+ How the DIY Scene is Different When You’re Black.

+ Despite Legacy of Racism, Black Women Rock On.

+ U.S. Says Universities Should Investigate Rape at Off-Campus Fraternity Houses.

Saw This, Thought of You

+ Five Officers Killed in Dallas at Last Night’s Protest. This just gets worse.

‘He knew the kids and they loved him’: Minnesota Shooting Victim Was an Adored School Cafeteria Manager.

+ Alton Sterling, Eric Garner and the Double Standard of the Side Hustle.

+ The Second Amendment Was Never Meant for Black People.

+ As Live-Streaming Of Violent Events Becomes More Common, How Are Social Media Companies Handling It?

+ Obama: “You don’t have to hate police to admit we have a race problem in the justice system.”

+ I Am Tired of Watching Black People Die.

+ 17 Poems By Black Writers To Read When You Feel Hopeless

+ Four Self-Care Resources on Days When the World is Terrible.

And Finally

Jupiter’s Moons.

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  1. The “gay cure” article is fascinating, thank you. I wish they’d chosen an other title though because except mentioning experiments to find a “gay cure”, it’s actually a profile of a mad scientist and his research mainly focusing on schizophrenia. I’m getting tired of poorly chosen titles to incite clicks.

    And yes, what a wild week, it’s crazy (yet again).

  2. I always start thinking about my degree that qualifies me to become a police officer during times like this. During my classes, surrounded by tough-looking white boys, we learned about every possible sign of danger (razorblades in hats, in pants), that police officers are perpetually in danger, and that police officers always shoot to kill. And now I see what that kind of thing encourages, over and over and over again. It really is a license to kill anyone that seems vaguely dangerous, usually meaning minorities.

    I don’t know if that’s how these classes go all over the country, but if it is, it needs changing. It’s only one piece of the puzzle, but we have to fix every piece to fix the problem.

  3. Here at the U of Iowa, ALL, *ALL* of the frats have off site party houses that do not fall under any of the rules that govern their “house”. It is totally a shame !!

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