Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears
My dearests, this summer cold plague has taken me. And as I mentioned to dear friend Alex in a Twitter DM yesterday, no human has ever suffered a cold like this one. Existence is futile, and yoga pants are gospel. It’s a man cold, only it’s me so it’s like sooooooo much worse, ok? ;)
Here’s what I’m reading this weekend:
I am speaking at Odd Salon on September 5th at Public Works in San Francisco - side note OMG YOU SHOULD COME, BUY TICKETS NOW - on media-induced hysteria. A portion of my talk will discuss the ‘Satanic Panic’ of the 1980s. Why, you may ask, am I delving into such an awful period of accusations and disinformation? Because a couple were wrongfully imprisoned for 21 years after being wrongfully convicted of abusing children. Fake news destroys lives.
Over at the New York Times, Jill Filipovic dives into women’s responses to harassment in Donald Was a Creep. Too Bad Hillary Couldn’t Say It. She looks at why so many women bite their tongue and soldier through when confronted with aggressive colleagues.
Also in the NYT, Steve Lohr writes about what the closure of two major coding bootcamps means for the tech training industry at large. There was a period here in San Francisco when I knew folks taking time off work and getting loans on top of loans to take these non-accredited courses. It helped for some, not so much for others.
So Trump might not be getting printed-off InfoWars articles on his desk anymore? Which means that POTUS was getting InfoWars articles on his desk as some point? Coolcoolcoolcoolcool.
I love Nick Statt of The Verge, and I really love this headline of his: Nintendo doesn’t want your money — it wants your soul.
And finally, Stop That Skirt-Chaser! The Movement to Outlaw Flirting in the 1920s.
Love y’all! Have a great weekend…