The Notorious Garsenda of Provence | The Public Medievalist
Garsenda of Provence was a powerful noble, a shrewd politician, and an all-around boss. So of course, some dude called her fat.
plastic surgery, the dystopia we live in Show more
Inside the surreal, probably inevitable world of plastic surgery apps (The Verge)
uspol, social media Show more
"[R]ight-wing sites and clickbait dominate the platform that dominates American news consumption. And that same platform... keeps making it harder for people to find serious journalism. [...] It’s hard to overstate... how much [this] differs from the conventional wisdom that Americans are just becoming 'polarized' into left and right. The polarization... is not between left and right—it’s between real news and conservative propaganda."
prison industrial complex, health care, labor Show more
Some California prisoners work more than 60 hours to afford a doctor visit. A Central Coast lawmaker is trying to change that.
There was a really weird copaganda campaign in major media in Sweden yesterday.
Three major newspapers (that I saw) carried major articles where cops that abuse dogs by wielding them as weapons against people were complaining about people "attacking their dogs" when police attacked the people using those abused dogs.
You know what a really simple solution would be?
Don't use dogs, horses or any other sentient beings as your weapons. If you do, then at least half the responsibility for the consequence of your choice is yours.
Also, all those cops should be prosecuted for animal abuse.
What a shamefully obviously easily manipulated press corps.
climate Show more
‘We are in trouble.’ Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018.
The figures suggested there is no clear end in sight to the growth of humanity's contribution to climate change.
Hey y’all, in case you’ve blocked them preemptively, I just heard from the proactive and receptive @admin (humblr.social) and they’ve applied switter’s patch to add CWs to media.... so no more free-range porn in your TLs, should you choose to un-silence.
Nazis, ACAB Show more
"California law enforcement pursued criminal charges against eight anti-fascist activists who were stabbed or beaten at a neo-Nazi rally while failing to prosecute anyone for the knife attacks against them, according to police records reviewed by the Guardian." https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/05/antifa-charges-california-activists-stabbing
is it time for History of Radical Feminism 101 again? (long) Show more
Radical feminism is a feminist movement/perspective that arose in the 1960s that makes the claims that patriarchy and patriarchal gender relations are THE fundamental oppression through which all other oppressions function;
that patriarchy is transhistorical (holding through all societies, all human places and times);
and that patriarchy rests in patterns of thought and behavior.
Early radical feminism did not take a transmisogynistic/
Magical truth-saying bastard. Trust the fuckhead.
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