Image from Reddit posted by user Lunam with the text "What my super religious mother got me for Christmass..." When a young girl put a picture of herself, holding a book she had just gotten as a present, on the social networking site reddit, she was immediately subjected to intense verbal sexual assault by reddit readers who aptly demonstrated how awful it can be when boys and young men are left to say and do what they want without the social control of anyone knowing who they are. When Skepchick founder Rebecca Watson casually tossed out some relationship advice for clueless young men attending conferences they mistook for meat markets, she and anyone perceived as a friend, colleague, or ally of hers were subjected to relentless pounding with misogynistic language and faux threats of sexual violence. These are two relatively spectacular recent (and ongoing) examples of behavior that is widely considered unacceptable in our society. This behavior was probably much more common in … [Read more...] about Does the Internet need an HR Department?
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As a decade’s worth of Marvel Universe movies come to a close with the release of Avengers: Endgame, we’re all feeling a little nostalgic. We’ve grown up with these characters, seen their costumes change colors, followed them through increasingly complicated plots with blind trust. And there have been lots and lots of hair styles (I’m not just talking about Black Widow).Maybe you’ve noticed that grooming plays a big part in the character development of the Avengers franchise. I sure have. So, in the spirit of looking back as we prepare to move forward, I watched all 60 hours of the Marvel cinematic universe to date (starting with 2008’s Iron Man) to bring you the most important grooming moments from the last ten years. At the very least, it will help you with your Captain America cosplay for that midnight screening.10. Quicksilver’s Past-It’s-Prime Platinum Do (Avengers: Age of Ultron) Pietro Maximoff may have been a flash in the pan … [Read more...] about The Top 10 Most Important Grooming Moves from the Avengers Franchise
A EXECUTIVE managing editor has sparked controversy after she revealed she won't hire an candidate if they don't send a 'thank you email' after the interview. Jessica Liebman says that it's her "number one rule" and that it reveals all you need to know about that person. “The truth is, the hiring process can uncover only so much. "You’re often basing your decision on a small sample of data that you collected during a few hours of speaking with them, sometimes not even in person.” But not everyone agrees with her stance. Rebecca Slatkin replied to Jessica on Twitter: "You know taking a day off work, going someplace unfamiliar, then participating in 8 hours of technical and personal interviews is exhausting, right?" Marijam Didzalvyte wrote "These employees will be creating value for your company, it's you that should be thankful. No wonder people leave after a few months, sounds like a toxic work environment where only the yay sayers are accepted." You know taking a … [Read more...] about Boss divides the internet after revealing says she never hires anyone who doesn’t send a thank you email after an interview
By Dianne de Guzman, SFGATE Updated 8:24 pm PDT, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Twitter users respond to a photo of bagels sliced like bread (a purported "St. Louis secret") and many posted their own "St. Louis style" food items, in mockery. Twitter users respond to a photo of bagels sliced like bread (a purported "St. Louis secret") and many posted their own "St. Louis style" food items, in mockery. Photo: Twitter Screenshot Photo: Twitter Screenshot Image 1 of / 25 Caption Close Image 1 of 25 Twitter users respond to a photo of bagels sliced like bread (a purported "St. Louis secret") and many posted their own "St. Louis style" food items, in mockery. Twitter users respond to a photo of bagels sliced like bread (a purported "St. Louis secret") and many posted their own "St. Louis … [Read more...] about The internet collectively rejects bread-sliced bagels, mocks this well-kept St. Louis ‘secret’
"When you roll around in the mud with a pig, you both get dirty, and the pig enjoys it." -Old Folk Wisdom One of the things I've learned over the time I've been blogging is that, no matter what position you take on any issue, whether it's science, politics, religion, morality, or anything else, is that there will be no shortage of people willing to argue against it. Perhaps it's for the best that Jeff Tweedy didn't think of that when he wrote his most excellent song, How to Fight Loneliness.Because while many issues really are mere differences of opinion, it stirs up intense feelings of frustration when people are misinformed about facts. Image credit: xkcd. And initially, I found myself getting sucked into many of them, figuring that if I stuck to the highest levels of this argument pyramid (sourced from here), the argument would get us somewhere. Perhaps if everyone were genuine about searching for the best, most sound arguments to reach their conclusions, and if we were all willing … [Read more...] about Weekend Diversion: Fighting on the Internet