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. But I now add most of my commentary here, where I’m not restricted by the message length.

diagrams showing the division of the day and of the week

I also don’t generally attach pictures to posts with quotations.

9:05 – Mon 15 November 2021

Electronic dating violence starts as early as 12 from Futurity

In 9th grade, 32% reported electronic harassment, which peaked in 10th grade at 38.8%, declining to 32% in 12th grade.

I’m going to guess that the people who are horrified by the idea of sex education in school would also be opposed to teaching children to not abuse the people they’re dating…

12:01 – Mon 15 November 2021

The power of a thing or an act is in the meaning and the understanding.

Black Elk

9:01 – Tue 16 November 2021

School surveillance of students via laptops may do more harm than good from The Conversation

In general, surveillance has a negative impact on students’ ability to act and use analytical reasoning.

This article also digs into the racialized issues, as well, with non-white students more likely to be reliant on technological aids while also being judged more harshly by machine learning systems that only included white students in the training data.

12:05 – Tue 16 November 2021

These braves who are with me are willing to do what I say. We want to take good tidings home to our people, that they may sleep in peace.

Black Kettle

9:02 – Wed 17 November 2021

The housing that gives hope to refugees from the Wellcome Collection

They take a holistic approach to their work, which ties secure housing to supporting the individual ambitions and aspirations of their residents, including Mamadou and Abdoulaye.

We generally need to rethink housing. We currently treat safety and privacy as a matter of social class, and that’s not sustainable.

12:04 – Wed 17 November 2021

When I was a young man and went to war, I thought that might be the last time, and I would return no more. Now I am here among you; you may kill me if you please; I can die but once; and it is all one to me, now or another time.


9:04 – Thu 18 November 2021

Upend This Damaging Narrative About Spending from OtherWords

She explained in lay terms how child care assistance would help families, how the government could negotiate down drug prices, and how the bill would fund home health care for the nation’s elderly.

I will honestly never understand how this country repeatedly allows the most right-wing voices to set the terms of every debate. That’s especially true with the bills before Congress now, where Republicans have already made it clear that they’re going to vote against all of it, but are also going to take credit for them when they pass.

12:03 – Thu 18 November 2021

Some praise me because I am a colored girl, and I don’t want that kind of praise.

Edmonia Lewis

9:03 – Fri 19 November 2021

American corporate criminals in the crosshairs (finally) from Pluralistic

Finally, she’s promised to tackle DPAs, vowing to “hold accountable” companies that breach their conditions, with “serious consequences.”

People talk about “two systems of justice,” contrasting the difference between the treatment of white and non-white offenders by the police and courts. But the reality is that we have something more like four judicial systems, when we think about the distinctions between normal crime, white collar crime, and corporate crime, which literally have different systems dealing with them. When I think about abolishing or reforming the police, a key aspect to me is treating people like corporations, requiring them to compensate victims for damages and putting them on probation.

12:02 – Fri 19 November 2021

Our lodges were destroyed there, and our horses were taken from us there, and I do not feel disposed to go right off to a new country and leave them.

Little Raven


Because it accidentally became a tradition early on in the life of the blog, here are any additional articles that didn’t fit into the week, but too weird or important to not mention.

4 unexpected places where adults can learn science from The Conversation

Yet nearly 80% of the U.S. population lives within an hour’s drive of a biological field station.

Not quite related, but it strikes me as funny and unfortunate that the citizen science movement—which seems to have largely petered out, for the moment—never really gave any thought to education.

Credits: Header image is Circular diagrams showing the division of the day and of the week from a manuscript drafted during the Carolingian Dynasty.