Marie Kondo ‘Gives Up’ on Tidying, Prompting Twitter to Devolve Into Mess

Marie Kondo ‘Gives Up’ on Tidying, Prompting Twitter to Devolve Into Mess by Kady Ruth Ashcraft (Jezebel)

The conversation around Marie Kondo and her embrace of mess reveals just how touchy a subject domestic labor is.

Conversations about domestic labor—cleaning, child rearing, cooking—carry a lot of emotional baggage and inherently have a racial dimension. In an online sphere dominated by the voices of lily-white momfluencers, it only makes sense that women of color—who, according to the Economic Policy Institute, make up a disproportionate share of domestic workers—would be uninterested in, or…

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How Egyptian police hunt LGBT people on dating apps – BBC News

How Egyptian police hunt LGBT people on dating apps (BBC News)

The BBC has seen evidence of how officers pose as dates online to seek out and arrest their targets.

There is no explicit law against homosexuality in Egypt, but our investigation has found that the crime of “debauchery” – a sex work law – is being used to criminalise the LGBT community.Transcripts submitted in police arrest reports show how officers are posing online to seek out – and in some cases allegedly fabricate evidence…

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High-profile murder trial shines light on Argentine discrimination

High-profile murder trial shines light on Argentine discrimination (Yahoo News)

The shocking story of a teenager beaten to death by eight young rugby players has opened old wounds and shed light on class, race and gender discrimination…

The racial aspect of this murder is also forcing Argentine society to confront an awkward truth it would rather brush under the carpet.According to witnesses, the defendants called Baez — whose parents, a bricklayer and a caregiver, are both Paraguayan immigrants — a “shitty black” while beating him.”You cannot escape the reference to Fernando’s blackness…

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Ben Crump calls for an end to Memphis Police SCORPION Squads | localmemphis.com

Attorneys for Tyre Nichols’ family call for an end to Memphis Police SCORPION Squads (localmemphis.com)

Attorney Ben Crump said the SCORPION units and similar around the country incite more violence than they prevent.

“Pro-active policing” or “saturation unit policing,” whether the officers are in unmarked cars wearing tactical vests or “jump-out boys” in plain clothes and undercover, is defined by several common and dangerous components. These types of aggressive units are used in cities across the country and are intended to flood troubled areas with officers to stem…

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This Week in Fascism #133: Communities Continue to Mobilize Against Anti-LGBTQ Attacks as New Fascist Formations Emerge | It’s Going Down

This Week in Fascism #133: Communities Continue to Mobilize Against Anti-LGBTQ Attacks as New Fascist Formations Emerge by This Week in Fascism (It's Going Down)

photo: Kurtz Frausun Welcome fellow antifascists! Since our last column, much has happened. After Elon Musk took over Twitter and quickly moved to align with the far-Right by removing anarchist and antifascist accounts, we wanted to bring back this column and use it as a vehicle to promote antifascist theory, action, and research.

The wave of threats, deadly attacks, and harassment that began last year against the LGBTQ+ community, Pride celebrations, and drag events has only continued into the new year. With it, we are seeing new far-Right, neo-Nazi, neo-fascist, and white supremacist groups emerge.Some of these groups seem to be splits from Patriot Front, a neo-Nazi formation…

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The Ease To Walk Around FREELY in GHANA and Not Be Judged by your skin color is beyond BELiEF!!

The Ease To Walk Around FREELY in GHANA and Not Be Judged by your skin color is beyond BELiEF!! from YouTube

In this video, Vanessa Williams talked about touching base with her Ancestors and the ease to walk around freely and not being judged by your skin color.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF6lHy_j6W4&ab_channel=ODANANETWORK[/embed] For too long, people of color have had to keep their heads down and avoid attention in order not to be judged in the Western corridors. But in GHANA! it’s okay to be who you are and loves who you love. And that includes being able to walk around freely and not be judged…

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DeSantis’s “War on Woke” Is As Troubling As We Feared

DeSantis’s “War on Woke” Is As Troubling As We Feared by Jay Kuo (The Status Kuo)

In the spirit of taking a closer look at the new and frankly increasingly disturbing crop of GOP leaders, let’s head down to the political swamplands of Florida to examine the education and culture wars recently ignited by Gov. Ron DeSantis. These provide a preview of what we might expect to hear more regularly as DeSantis weighs a primary challenge to reigning MAGA king Donald Trump.

DeSantis was back in the news on Wednesday with an unusual direct challenge to the College Board. As the National Review breathlessly reported, on January 12 the DeSantis administration, through its Department of Education’s “Office of Articulation,” blocked approval for an AP African American Studies (APAAS) curriculum in the state, claiming to the College Board…

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Websites Selling Abortion Pills Are Sharing Sensitive Data With Google — ProPublica

Websites Selling Abortion Pills Are Sharing Sensitive Data With Google by an author (propublica.org)

Some sites selling abortion pills share information with Google. This data could be used to prosecute people who end their pregnancies with medication.

These third-party trackers, including a Google Analytics tool and advertising technologies, collect a host of details about users and feed them to tech behemoth Google, its parent company, Alphabet, and other third parties, such as the online chat provider LiveChat. Those details include the web addresses the users visited, what they clicked on, the search…

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Self-reported Sexual Harassment and Subsequent Reporting Among Internal Medicine Residency Trainees in the US | Medical Education and Training | JAMA Internal Medicine | JAMA Network

Self-reported Sexual Harassment and Subsequent Reporting Among Internal Medicine Residency Trainees in the US by Elizabeth M. Viglianti, MD, MPH, MSc (JAMA Network)

This study uses survey data to describe the types of sexual harassment experienced by internal medicine residents, their knowledge of reporting mechanisms, their reporting intentions and actions, and satisfaction with reporting outcomes.

Sexual harassment of medical trainees is associated with burnout, isolation, and attrition in the physician workforce.1-5 Nearly half of internal medicine residents report mistreatment, predominantly from patients and families.6 This study aimed to measure the types of sexual harassment experienced by internal medicine residents, knowledge of reporting mechanisms, reporting intentions and actions, and satisfaction with…

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Blackhall Intensifies Destruction of Weelaunee People’s Park in Atlanta Forest – UNICORN RIOT

Blackhall Intensifies Destruction of Weelaunee People’s Park in Atlanta Forest (unicornriot.ninja)

Atlanta, GA – One week after a multi-agency raid on those camping out in the Atlanta Forest, the company behind the land swap of 40 acres of Weelaunee People’s Park (aka Intrenchment Creek Park), Blackhall Real Estate Phase II, LLC, instructed its contractors to dig up the park’s concrete park…

Atlanta, GA – One week after a multi-agency raid on those camping out in the Atlanta Forest, the company behind the land swap of 40 acres of Weelaunee People’s Park (aka Intrenchment Creek Park), Blackhall Real Estate Phase II, LLC, instructed its contractors to dig up the park’s concrete parking lot, trail head, and the…

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