Entitled much? his partner must love his lack of #judgement.
(via Valleywag - Sorry to disrupt.)
Angel Haze Raps Over Macklemore's 'Same Love': 'I Am Whoever I Am' -
OMG this is really bringing me to tears @AngelHaze
Once we know a kid’s sex, we think we understand what they should wear, how they should behave, what they should like to play with, and so on. In short, we think we know how their gender should look. If you are someone who is worried about the forces of gender working on young people generally—pushing them toward some activities and away from others based on gender expectations, reinforcing a heterosexual future, narrowing their choices of clothing or hairstyle, and so on—then having an actual child of your own kicks this concern into overdrive. The very first thing anyone asks you when you say you’re having a baby, or just had one, is: boy or girl? — Two trans guys have a son. Are they raising him gender-neutral?
Been following this plan for a while, but low on soy and dairy.
(via Dr Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet Food Pyramid)
With buyers throwing down all cash at insane prices in the right neighborhood and displaced San Francisans wondering if some of that “incredible wealth” could buy Oakland cops and teachers, it’s like a regular ole gentrifier barely stands a chance in this town. — Twitter Will Cause So Much Gentrification, They Invented a New Word
Your standard variety gentrification is trifling compared to what the Twitter IPO is about to do to San Francisco. The situation is so untenable that urban policy experts have started using a new term to describe it: hyper gentrification. (via Twitter Will Cause So Much Gentrification, They Invented a New Word)
At Online News Association conference in Atlanta, getting ready to go home after a few days of amazing conference meet ups, sessions, and talks. It’s been a really great few days, with some interesting products, I’ve seen and tried (or plan to use with Oakland Local), wonderful talks with friends and colleagues, and some good lessons learned.
What made this conference particularly standout for me, however, was the diverse and inclusive programming that Jeanne Brooks and Lisa Williams put together. Even though the ONA membership is heavily female, too often this conference has been overly packed with what I call “white men in blue shirts,” which is Susan speak for the humorless and often egotistical corporate news folks.
This year, those folks were well balanced with so many data journalists, inspired story tellers and journalism educators that it was waaayyy more interesting. (Thanks, Lisa and Jeanne!)
Next year ONA is in Chicago, another cool city, and if this year is any indicator, 2014 will be even bigger.
(via Insane Photos from the Very Top of the Golden Gate Bridge - The Bold Italic - San Francisco)
Juicy Pink Box: exposed: Response to the Backlash from my HuffPost Column on Miley Cyrus -
It’s been a rough few days in the social media sphere for me. On Monday, The Huffington Post published my most recent sex column entitled “Why Miley Cyrus is a Feminist Icon,” and it’s been quite a shitstorm of controversy from the get-go.
I expected to receive a lot of negative backlash from…
Way to go Jincy!
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3 powerful mobile engagement strategies you might have overlooked | Knight Digital Media Center -
Great ideas and tips @amygahan
Omidyar believes that if independent, ferocious, investigative journalism isn’t brought to the attention of general audiences it can never have the effect that actually creates a check on power. Therefore the new entity — they have a name but they’re not releasing it, so I will just call it NewCo — will have to serve the interest of all kinds of news consumers. It cannot be a niche product. It will have to cover sports, business, entertainment, technology: everything that users demand. At the core of Newco will be a different plan for how to build a large news organization. It resembles what I called in an earlier post “the personal franchise model” in news. You start with individual journalists who have their own reputations, deep subject matter expertise, clear points of view, an independent and outsider spirit, a dedicated online following, and their own way of working. The idea is to attract these people to NewCo, or find young journalists capable of working in this way, and then support them well. —
Why Pierre Omidyar decided to join forces with Glenn Greenwald for a new venture in news » Pressthink
Okay, this totally has my attention: