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What’s that? Movies featuring women don’t actually do worse than movies not featuring women? Even internationally? Those claims are based on faulty or circular reasoning? You don’t say.

The footnotes are interesting, too.

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When “i” is replaced with “we” even illness becomes wellness.
Malcolm X (via amorestavivo)

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April Fools’ Day is amateur hour for people who aren’t funny the other 364 days of the year. It’s much like New Year’s Eve for people who don’t party or Valentine’s Day for people who aren’t romantic. They feel like they have to do this on this exact day, which of course leads to an embarrassing situation for everybody.

The crushing lameness of April Fools Day on the Internet.

Hacker News user jedrek speaks truth.

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There are two ways to explain what’s missing in this picture: French social theory and Dr. Seuss.

No, Nate, brogrammers may not be macho, but that’s not all there is to it

I missed the backstory, having seen nothing from Nate Silver nor Emily Bell, so my endorsement of this article has nothing to do with them. I find myself challenged by this article because I realize that I do think of myself as “an outsider, basically,” and yet by a panoply of objective measures, I’m not. Not mostly. Not any more.

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We pretend love is complicated, but it’s actually really simple. That other stuff, it isn’t love at all.

We pretend love is complicated, but it’s actually really simple. That other stuff, it isn’t love at all.

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I would be more excited about this if it weren’t replacing a dead drive.

I would be more excited about this if it weren’t replacing a dead drive.

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Abortion rates in Europe and Russia

I started off thinking that if nothing else, this chart demonstrates just how unhappy people seem to be in the red countries. That is, I don’t think a country of women who choose to end more than half of all pregnancies can be said to be happy with the conditions under which they live.

But then I noticed that the color for 30.0-49.9% is the same as the color for 50.0-66.6%, so I started digging around for data. I found a list with some slightly more up-to-date data.

So Russia is at 39.9%, nearly twice the United States, but no country quite hits 50% any more.

Abortion rates in Europe and Russia

I started off thinking that if nothing else, this chart demonstrates just how unhappy people seem to be in the red countries. That is, I don’t think a country of women who choose to end more than half of all pregnancies can be said to be happy with the conditions under which they live.

But then I noticed that the color for 30.0-49.9% is the same as the color for 50.0-66.6%, so I started digging around for data. I found a list with some slightly more up-to-date data.

So Russia is at 39.9%, nearly twice the United States, but no country quite hits 50% any more.

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The parallels between bitcoins and frequent flyer miles are staggering.

Except frequent flyer miles are more stable in value, because there’s a small group of central authorities: the airlines.

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A gay man in Arizona was refused service at several restaurants. An atheist invited him to his home to eat. Which of these was a neighbor?

Keith Giles (via gospelofthekingdom)

A million times, this. People get so hung up on what their pet Jesus would do that they completely forget what the real Jesus actually did.

Jesus is not tame.

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I don’t know if some of you have been to these live reads at LACMA, where a classic film is read live on stage by actors who just sit and read the script. We did one recently of American Pie, but we reversed the gender roles. All the women played men; all the men played women. And it was so fascinating to be a part of this because, as the women took on these central roles — they had all the good lines, they had all the good laughs, all the great moments — the men who joined us to sit on stage started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored because they weren’t used to being the supporting cast.

It was fascinating to feel their discomfort [and] to discuss it with them afterward, when they said, “It’s boring to play the girl role!” And I said, “Yeah. Yeah. You think? Welcome to our world!

Olivia Wilde crushing it when she talks about women in Hollywood. (via wildroses-peonies) (via dduane)

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