Suggestion Saturday: May 6, 2017

Here is this week’s list of comic strips, essays, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.

Disengaging from Readers: Dealing with Trolls, Cyber-Bullies and Other Web Cranks via EricaVerrillo. I couldn’t agree with this more.

Wait, What Did They Just Sing via ‪bjknappwrites‬. I misunderstand lyrics regularly, but they’re almost never as funny as these rewordings.

A Visitor in Outer Space. This made me giggle.

What Bullets Do to Bodies. Fair warning: this includes descriptions of some serious wounds. If you’re not squeamish, though, it’s fascinating.

The Midwife Who Saved Intersex Babies. I had no idea that intersex babies are still killed after birth in some parts of the world. This was such an interesting piece.

You Should Be Watching The Handmaid’s Tale via lavinia_collins‬. There are spoilers in this post. It’s a great analysis, though.

From The Fire Last Time:

The new unit was created to combat street crime, but it soon became infamous in Detroit’s black community as something closer to an execution squad. Though the initiative’s official designation was predictably anodyne and bureaucratic—“Stop the Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets”—the unit quickly became known by its more descriptive acronym, STRESS. It would prove to be one of the most excessive and lawless policing experiments in modern history.

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