Tweets from 03/09 to 03/13
As discussed previously, this is my weekly Twitter roundup. Note that tweets of articles generally include header images from the articles, which are not included here unless they happen to be available under a free license. Most are not.
I also don’t generally attach pictures to posts with quotations.
9:02 – Mon 09 March 2020
Daylight Saving Time has a dark side. Here’s what you need to know from Fast Company
The upshot is that Americans sleep approximately 40 minutes less than usual on the Sunday to Monday night following the switch.
12:01 – Mon 09 March 2020
What has ever been granted to the countless millions of workers of Earth without a fight? Czar Nicholas has discovered that he is not all Russia. Will he “let the voice of the people be heard”? Was it argument or force that changed Czar Nicholas’s mind?
9:04 – Tue 10 March 2020
International Women’s Day: How far have we come? from Global Voices
In 1909, the Socialist Party of America celebrated 15,000 women who protested long work hours, low pay, and the lack of voting rights in New York City.
12:02 – Tue 10 March 2020
Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labelled Utopian.
9:05 – Wed 11 March 2020
UN study finds almost 90% of men and women are biased against women from Quartz
…men with some bias against women grew from 89.4% between 2004 and 2009 to 89.9% between 2010 and 2014.
12:05 – Wed 11 March 2020
Respect for woman, the much lauded chivalry of the Middle Ages, meant what I fear it still means to some men in our own day—respect for the elect few among whom they expect to consort.
Anna J. Cooper
9:03 – Thu 12 March 2020
Mexican Women Paint Victim Names to Protest Gender Violence from Latino Rebels
De Robina and her collaborators found 3,300 apparent femicides in all.
12:04 – Thu 12 March 2020
I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain’t I a woman?
9:01 – Fri 13 March 2020
This Company Is Using Racially-Biased Algorithms to Select Jurors from VICE Motherboard
…the algorithm is going to weight…protected classes in a way that could be outcome determinative…then you’re kind of tech-washing your racialized assumption of individuals.
Y’know, because of course someone is doing this…
12:03 – Fri 13 March 2020
We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
As has quickly become tradition, here’s a sixth article that didn’t fit into the week, but too weird to not mention.
Swamp wallabies are permanently pregnant from Futurity
Marsupials have the largest sperm, the shortest pregnancies, and exhibit the longest periods of embryonic diapause (developmental arrest of the embryo) among mammals.
Hopefully, I’ll remember to mention this when my path through Star Trek takes me through The Trouble with Tribbles, sometime around Thanksgiving…
Credits: Header image is Circular diagrams showing the division of the day and of the week from a manuscript drafted during the Carolingian Dynasty. Swamp Wallaby and Joey by WikiWookie.
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