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Familiar Feelings Kickstarter. It’s so rare that I find out about a cool, affordable Kickstarter project before it ends!
Not a link, but if anyone in the St. Louis area (or anyplace, really) could share this information with people whose gravestones were damaged (beware auto-loading audio at the site, but this is the best story I could find). A friend of mine who used to work in insurance told me that homeowner’s insurance policies include grave marker coverage. Surviving next of kin can usually use the coverage for family members’ markers. It covers most of the same things your home is covered for: vandalism/theft, storm damage, etc. She says it’s worth a call to your insurance agent to find out the details of your policy.
Abba to ZZ Top in 14 steps. Boil the Frog might be the thing that convinces me to set up a Spotify account.
FTL Moda continues to be awesome at New York Fashion Week.
Social Justice Must Be Complicated Because Oppression Is Never Simple
..a black woman is not poor simply because she’s a woman and the patriarchy undervalues the role of women. She is also poor because her skin color and hair texture labels her as unprofessional, unreliable, volatile, unskilled, and unintelligent. She is poor because society sees her as someone from whom labor is to be taken, not compensated. She is also poor because she is more likely to be the sole caregiver of children in a system that locks away black men. Any efforts to address the poverty of women that do not address these issues will leave black women behind.
Just because the end result of oppression may get us in the same room, it does not mean that we got there via the same path. And if the causes of our oppression are the not the same, why would we imagine that the solutions would be?
A list of free online classes from Class Central and 28 free online classes focused on the Internet of Things. Download some geology books.
Seems obvious now, but I never thought about the fact that someone had to design the Peace Symbol.
I am not here for Caitlin Moran, and I side-eye blogs that rave about her, but this website has tons of feminist book reviews and recommended reading lists, including one for fans of True Crime (of which we have a decent showing in these parts, apparently!).
Observing my knee-jerk negative reaction to the statement “there is no such thing as an innocent question” was interesting, especially when I kept reading and though “oh, good point.”
“How are you?” We ask this question all the time. We all ask this all of the time. And most of the time all we really mean to say is hello.
Don’t ask someone how he or she is when what you really mean to do is offer a cursory greeting. And don’t ask that question while looking deeply into a loved one’s eyes unless you mean it. If you ask this question without really wanting to hear the answer, you’re likely to get a brushoff reply that’s possibly also a lie.
Some people are depressed. Some people are struggling through a bad relationship, life-sucking job, scary illness, et cetera. It would be nice if we could reserve asking each other how we’re doing for when we’re genuinely interested in the answer—even if it’s hard to hear.
Thanks to the person who sent this link, allowing me to open and close on a Too Witches note: A Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him: February 24th Mass Ritual.
This document has been making the rounds in a number of magical groups both secretive and public. It was allegedly created by a member of a private magical order who wishes to remain anonymous. I make no claims about its efficacy, and several people have noted it can be viewed as more of a mass art/consciousness-raising project (similar to the 1967 exorcism and levitation of the Pentagon), than an actual magical working. But many are clearly taking it very seriously.