Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

More Sunday Links!

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* Die Like a Man: The Toxic Masculinity of Breaking Bad. To recycle my joke from Twitter: tonight’s episode should be amazing. Can’t wait to see how Walt gets out of it.

A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning. Also as I was talking about on Twitter earlier today: it’s wrong to think that they’ve shut down the government because they want to defund Obamacare. It’s actually that defunding Obamacare is the most useful alibi they have on hand for shutting down the government.

The Shame of Our Prisons: New Evidence.

The new studies confirm previous findings that most of those who commit sexual abuse in detention are corrections staff, not inmates. That is true in all types of detention facilities, but especially in juvenile facilities. The new studies also confirm that most victims are abused repeatedly during the course of a year. In juvenile facilities, victims of sexual misconduct by staff members were more likely to report eleven or more instances of abuse than a single, isolated occurrence. By far the two biggest risk factors for sexual abuse in all kinds of detention facilities are being “non-heterosexual,” as the BJS puts it, and having a history of sexual victimization that predates the inmate’s current incarceration.

* On the impossibility of grief in #ABpse. Budget cuts destroying the English department at the University of Alberta.

* Can a university exist without a physics department?

* Scientists Used Facebook For The Largest Ever Study Of Language And Personality — And The Results Are Groundbreaking.

* And like everything else you loved when you were a child, “The Legend of Zelda” is classist, sexist and racist. I’m amazed that after all this time Nintendo has still never offered a version where Zelda has to rescue Link, or that even allows for a palette swap.

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  1. So the facebook language study shows us that to be emotionally stable you have to be… stupid.

    Alex Greenberg

    October 7, 2013 at 1:47 am

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