Recent reads.

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Captives held by Islamic State were waterboarded. Goldman, A. and Tate, J., The Washington Post (Aug. 2014). (“James Foley was among the four who were waterboarded several times by Islamic State militants who appeared to model the technique on the CIA’s use of waterboarding to interrogate suspected terrorists after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.”)

The Ferguson Syllabus: Sociological Research Puts Ferguson in Context. Cole, N.L., About.com (Aug. 2014).

We should all be feminists. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston (Apr. 2013) (VIDEO).

California Passes Affirmative Consent Bill; Rape Apologists Retreat Into Fantasy. Mandanas, L., Autostraddle (Aug. 2014).

These tiny scorpions would like to perform an important inspection of your old book collection, please. Crew, B., Scientific American (Aug. 2014). (“When they’re not patrolling old books or supporting oversized appendages with their tiny heads, book scorpions are having weird sex.”) (with VIDEO).

We Won A Thing: Texas Judge Throws Out Parts Of Restrictive Abortion Law. Audrey, Autostraddle (Aug. 2014).

There’s a big gap between what men and women make in the restaurant industry. Ferdman, R.A., The Washington Post (Aug. 2014).

Fucking Pick One. Feminace, Seriously?!? (Aug. 2014). (“Man, for all of the claims that ladyfolks are the emotional and irrational gender, nothing hits the heights of hysteria like a pissed off dudebro.”)

Texas National Guard troops forced to go to food banks for help amid paycheck delays. Forsyth, J., Reuters via Raw Story (Aug. 2014).

The One Word Men Never See In Their Performance Reviews. Davis, K., FastCompany (Aug. 2014).

Abortion Access for All: Two Nonprofits Embrace Gender Inclusive Language. KaeLyn, Autostraddle (Aug. 2014).

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For the Palace Quote Collection:

“The Ethiopians say that their gods are snub-nosed and black, the Thracians that theirs have light blue eyes and red hair.” –Xenophanes (5-6th century BCE)

“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” –attributed to Emma Goldman

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