I find it...concerning? Distressing? Terrifying? At any rate, it's sincerely worrying when a 40 year old virgin like myself knows more about consent, and sexual assault vs sexual domination than what appears to be a large proportion of sexually active adults in western society.5 Helpful Answers To Society's Most Uncomfortable Questions
: about privilege and how to recognise that you're not just a leaf, but the whole tree. Also, I like his perspective on the rise of the human race: we've gotten better at taking away the barriers that allow poor, non-white, non-male geniuses to rise, and our society has become overall more productive and more varied - but at the same time, the 'rules' our grandparents operated under no longer apply - because of that variation.How America Lost It's Fucking Mind
: An entertaining and yet very true perspective on the cultural divides between urban and rural. I think this applies pretty heavily to Australia, too, as a country with a combination of highly urban/highly rural areas, and a fierce cultural divide. And while we didn't elect a Trump for PM, Pauline Hanson is much the same political type.The Rise Of Authoritarianism (and Donald Trump)
: Really interesting in that Trump is merely the indicator, not the actual movement. And the movement will continue long after Trump is defeated. (And dear heavens, he has to be. Seriously. Y'all cannot be that stupid. Surely.)The Widow And The Judge
: the thing I'm taking from this is the line "God's justice will come, sometimes through human judicial processes...and sometimes in spite of them.
" I'm not sure whether the writer is alluding to the current political candidtates in the US, or just generally the political situation.They Vote For You (Australian)
: a site which I need to take a closer look at. Not that my rep votes in a way that I'd like: he's Australian Liberal/National party (conservative/right-wing) and I lean left. Pretty heavily left. According to this site, though, he has 93% attendance and always votes the party line. Depressing, considering what the Libs are trying to push in Australian politics.Understanding Urban Agriculture: Part 1 | Part 2
: of interest to me because of gardening. Going to need to take some time to read through this.Presently
: reading through the employment contract they're urging us to sign and return (we got bought out by monstrous big acquisitional American company, and so our employment contracts are changing: the meeting in which someone came and talked about the job she does was not encouraging).
- apparently remunerations, vacation requirements are kept, etc.
- a clause that cites we're not supposed to work for a company whose interests might run contrary to current employer for at least six months. For a programmer of my type, this is pretty close to employment death.
It sounds really punitive in contract, although most of the time it doesn't get executed in person. Most of the time.
I should have done this two weeks ago, but kept on putting it off/forgetting and it's due by COB today...Current sewing project
: pattern-testing a bag.
...and I need to get some more panadol. B2 has snitched all ours...