Saturday, June 21, 2014

Saturday Afternoon Reading

Definition: “Scrounger”
by Derica Shields
But she doesn’t let them to dismiss her! I cannot count the number of times I’ve been talked over and talked down to by white British men. My statements informed by education, research or experience are interrogated, picked apart, evengoogled when similar statements by a white man would be accepted as truths. Apparently, women of colour’s speech is always awaiting verification. I love that Yaqoob refused to succumb to all those familiar silencing tactics, and so quickly articulated a powerful case against austerity.
Read more at AfricasACountry.com

How safe is New York?
by Keir Clarke
In this Safe New York map I've taken the data for Manhattan, New York. The map shows the safest and least safe locations as perceived by the MIT Street View algorithm. The MIT q-score assigns a value up to 43 for each Street View image. The higher the q-score assigned the higher the safety perception. The lower the q-score the lower the safety perception.
Read More at GoogleMapsMania

Why All Our Daughters Need to See ‘Maleficent’ Right Now
by Melissa Cordner
Reviews and friends will tell you that Maleficent was predictable, at times slow, and seemed to be primarily an excuse for the artists to show off their CG skills (that dragon though!). In terms of action-based plotlines, this is fair, but those who are bored by the film are overlooking one key factor: character development. Maleficent is a classic stereotypical “total bitch”—and THAT’S PORTRAYED AS A GOOD THING.
Read more at BitchFlicks

Intro Class
by Robot Hugs
Robot Hugs is a webcomic updated on Mondays and Thursdays.
I live in Toronto and work in UX/IA. I have a degree in Linguistics. I believe in ninjas, and romance, and saving the world. I prefer gender-neutral pronouns such as ‘they’ or ‘zie/zir’.
Read More at RobotHugs
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