In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...

[Content Note: Extreme weather; video may autoplay at link] "Hurricane Matthew likely won't strike the US for another day—but after seeing its deadly, devastating impact in the Caribbean, authorities are urging residents to get ready. 'I cannot emphasize enough that everyone in our state must prepare now for a direct hit,' Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday. 'That means people have less than 24 hours to prepare, evacuate and shelter. Having a plan in place could mean the difference between life and death.' ...President Barack Obama warned Americans in the path of Hurricane Matthew to pay attention and take any evacuation orders seriously. He said if the core of the storm strikes Florida, it could have a 'devastating effect.'"

[CN: Bigotry; gaslighting] Great piece by Jamelle Bouie: "This Wasn't a Debate. This Was a National Gaslighting."

[CN: Misogyny] Good grief: "Megyn Kelly Reminds Conway Why Trump Polls Poorly with Women." Which comes mere days after another, similar exchange between the two. Lordy begordy.

Al Gore is fixing to hit the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton: "The former vice president, a climate activist, will speak about not just Clinton's plan to address global warming, but also the idea that voting for an independent presidential candidate could deliver the White House to Republicans in the same way that Ralph Nader's candidacy helped undermine his presidential bid in 2000." Oh snap!

[CN: Racism] This is a really fascinating and heartbreaking piece: "Donald Trump Is Tearing the NFL Apart: Fights. Friendships ended. Racial divides. Requirements not to talk about a combustible candidate on team property. B/R Mag's examination of the football locker room electorate reveals that America's most popular sport is just as politically divided as the nation itself."

[CN: Domestic violence] "ESPN commentator passionately pleads for NBA to take violence against women more seriously: 'It's not a mistake. It's a choice.'"

Neat: "The secret of why dogs are man's best friend could be lurking in their genes, according to new research. Scientists say they have found a handful of genes that appear to be linked to the tendency for dogs to seek human help and contact." I don't know about you, but my DNA definitely include genes that are linked to the tendency to WANT TO CUDDLE DOGS.

What have you been reading?

Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

blog comments powered by Disqus