Some Up: April 19th – 25th

Article: A 10-Year-Old Girl’s Ordeal to Have a Legal Abortion in Brazil (Human Rights Watch)

NowThis did a short video about this story, but reading the whole saga is a truly scathing look at how anti abortion rhetoric completely overlooks the humanity of why people need abortions.

Article: The look in Derek Chauvin’s eyes was something worse than hate (CNN)

This is a salient look at what may be the most disturbing part of George Floyd’s death.

Article: George W. Bush Says He Wrote-In Condoleezza Rice in 2020 Election and Clarifies ‘Nativist’ Comment (People)

I know there is a level of gleeful schadenfreude that not even Bush would cast his vote for Trump. But, the other side to this story is that Bush thought that the best possible choice in the face of a racist, sexist, candidate was not to cast a vote for a candidate in another party, but to spoil his ballot by writing in a candidate.

Really, president Bush? It’s better to spoil your ballot than to vote for Joe Biden? There is no redeeming quality from this candidate that would cause you to look at the merit of his ideas over his party?

The best course of action, in your esteemed opinion, rather than to look at the hurt caused by Trump’s rhetoric, was to waste your vote on a joke?

I cannot laugh at this, and I cannot respect this man. His presidency has left permanent scars on the global community, and this most recent stunt shows where his commitment lies: to party over country.

Article: Australia Ditches Milkshake Sex Education Video Amid Furor (BBC News)

From the land down under, the place that populated at least 80% of my driver’s ed content, comes what is truly the most bizarre PSA about consent. I appreciate the attempt at humour, but… this is too weird.

Article: Wildfire guts Cape Town library’s priceless collection of African history, literature and film (CBC)

What a heartbreaking thing to happen to this repository of knowledge and learning.

Article: A Nun and a Doctor, She’s One of Europe’s Longstanding Vaccine Skeptics (The New York Times)

This is such a fascinating story. There have been many doctors who have espoused anti-vaccine and anti-covid theories, but the added veneer of credibility lent by virtue of Forcades being a nun makes it all the more challenging to discredit her.

Article: How Do We Exit the Post-Truth Era? (The Walrus)

A really interesting look. Fact checking is not enough.

Article: How the ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal is impacting how bubble tea is made in Calgary (CBC news)

The global supply chain is wild.

In Memorium: In Memory of Judith Love Cohen: Mother, Wife, Friend, Author, Engineer (USCViterbi)

The PostSecret post brought this to my attention, and I just have to share this little glimpse into the life and career of Jack Black’s mom.

Article: They Hacked McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines—and Started a Cold War (Wired)

This is objectively wild. This is like right to repair on steroids. This is weirder than demolition man’s version of the future and someone more convoluted.

And now I want ice cream.

Photos: Hundreds battle with pool noodles for the name Josh (Lincoln Journal Star)

In lighter news, here is a group of Joshes… Joshi? Fighting with pool noodles.

Article: Ted Lasso season two trailer, premiere date are here to spark joy (AV Club)

Ted Lasso season 2! Yes!!!!!

Food: FreshPrep’s Zero Waste Kit

I have really enjoyed the recipes from FreshPrep, but the implementation of their zero waste kit has really made me brand loyal (shocking as I am a millennial) – I highly recommend this kit if you are in the delivery zone!

A top down image of the zero waste kit. A reusable sturdy plastic box with small sections separate  each menu ingredient.
FreshPrep’s Zero Waste Kit

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