The Harder I Work To Try And Draft A Subject Line, The More I Hear 'Baby Elephant Walk' On Loop.
|Amy Widdowson||May 18||1|
Poppets! Happy Tuesday, happy second half of May, happy finding out who the top five truant freshmen congressmen are! Yes, they are GOP members, and yes, I’m in the midst of drafting an email to my boss asking if it’s ok if I miss 16% of my job and still get paid with benefits. And before anyone gets out their calculator as I just did to determine that that is the equivalent of missing eight weeks of work over a year, please remember that members of congress get designated periods off from voting in which they can do as they please. Like, so so SO MANY of them. Bah, humbug!
TO THE INTERNET
I need to write more on this to more eloquently express how the only reason I and so many other uterus-owners are able to pursue full and rich lives of our choosing is because of access to women’s healthcare, but in short, if you care about a woman’s right to bodily autonomy and ability to make decisions about her own health, this should concern you greatly: The Supreme Court Is Taking Direct Aim at Roe v. Wade (Slate)
Massive psychological experiments as vaccination program? Can definitely picture this as a heated late-night dorm room debate during finals: A hundred bucks or a chance at $1 million: What’s the better vaccine incentive? (CNN)
Woof: How Ad Tech Wound Up Monetizing Sanctioned Russian Websites (AdWeek)
Pics, cuz it definitely did happen: A Republican congressman who denied there was an insurrection and likened Capitol rioters to tourists was photographed barricading the chamber doors against them (Insider) Which reminds me: I’m taking a week off next week to drive down to Southern California, which federal building should I attempt to overthrow? And if the NSA is reading this newsletter, this is very obviously a lazy joke.
And finally, friends don’t let friends purchase crypto through a tweet: Elon Musk impersonators have stolen more than $2 million in cryptocurrency since October (The Verge)
Be kind to yourself, stay safe, and go outside to smell a flower if you can.