Things We Saw Today: Author Jenny Trout Was Attacked by an Army of NRA Trolls and Came out Shining
Author Jenny Trout came under attack on Twitter for, as she puts it, “say[ing] mean things about the shooty shoots,” before being temporarily booted for “encouraging self-harm.” The self-harm in question was telling a gun nut to “breathe water” after he told her to “stop breathing.” She’s written a blog post elucidating her many apologies to the people in her mentions who value their guns more than they do basic human decency.
For example, she writes, “I’m sorry that one of you has an Abraham Lincoln parody account but can’t appreciate the irony in using it to defend guns.”
Also, “I’m sorry that so many of you don’t have mirrors in your homes and don’t understand that a fat person calling another fat person fat isn’t the devastating insult you think it is.”
And, “most of all, I’m sorry that you think that because I said I don’t care about you or your right to own your toys, I should be afraid of you. I am not afraid of you. I will never be afraid of you.”
It is a very good piece. (via JennyTrout.com)
- This game in which you play a cyberpunk dystopian Uber driver sounds like something I will definitely play, even though I can tell it’s going to send my anxiety soaring. Just this sentence alone raised my blood pressure: “The object of the game is to maintain a high rating and make money, but to also take care of your mental health. That often comes at sacrificing one for the other.” (via Gizmodo)
- An update from “the Puerto Rican town left to stew in toxic waste.” (via Earther)
- This 9-year-old girl (who happens to be the niece of a writer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!) has fully mastered the art of the New Yorker caption contest. (via Hello Giggles)
- Uh oh, I need this Jeff Goldblum dress-up magnet set ASAP. (via Nerdist)
- Deadpool has partnered with Omaze in the spirit of Fuck Cancer. Donate for a chance to win your own amazing pink Deadpool suit while giving cancer the middle finger. (via YouTube)
- I am absolutely in love with this “Universal Love” playlist that features mega-stars (like Bob Dylan, Kesha, St. Vincent, and more) covering classic wedding first-dance songs. The twist is that the covers all have a queer bent because “as marriage has become more inclusive, it seems like it’s time the music we use to celebrate it caught up.”
What did you all see out there on this almost-Friday?
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