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It’s been a while since I did one these, and I still need to write some reviews so let’s do a links round-up.

I woke up two mornings in a row to read about another black man being shot and killed by police.

Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. I don’t know what to say, because I’ve expressed my rage and frustration at this a hundred times. Hoping for some justice, but at this point not expecting it.

There’s a new federal lawsuit against Trump for a case of child rape back in 1994, and I’ve literally only heard about this on Huffington Post. It’s no where in my Twitter feed. You’d think it’d be talked about more, since we’ve seen constant articles on Hillary’s email scandal, but apparently this isn’t worth talking about… if you Google “Trump child rape case”, there’s not even a CNN link. Maybe they’re afraid of getting their press access revoked by the Trump campaign. I hate this election.

The new Iron Man is going to be a 15-year-old genius black girl named Riri. This is exciting for SO many reasons… but at the same time, it appears Bendis will be the writer and I wish he wasn’t. Why can’t Marvel hire a POC/WOC author to write this?? I like Bendis, I love his Miles Morales Spiderman comics, and if he wants to use his popularity and influence to bring more diversity to comics, I’m all for it… but he could do that by urging Marvel to hire more POC and women on their creative teams.

Snapchat is going to roll a new feature called Memories, to basically make it more like Instagram, and I’m curious to see how that goes. I still haven’t gotten the hang of Snapchat and I know there’s so many cool bookish things to do with it.

Lin-Manuel Miranda and J-Lo are recording a song together to benefit Orlando Pulse victims, and let’s face it – if Lin’s involved, I’m instantly like 1000% more interested in checking something like this out.

Last week, SCOTUS gave a 5-3 positive ruling in a major abortion case, effectively making bullshit rules and laws intended to force abortion clinics to shut down illegal. Hells to the yes.

Are there any note-worthy links you want to share? Please do.

I don’t know about you guys, but these past couple weeks have been flying by. Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday.

~Sarah

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6 comments

  1. The backlash about that marvel comic and #boycotting marvel can be so closely linked to discrimination in this country, I’m always shocked. People are still mad about Ms. Marvel. 😕

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    1. Anyone who wants to boycott Marvel over diversity can suck it. I hear a lot of “but they’re ruining it for the comic fans that have been reading it for years!”, but I don’t care. If having a brown person in your comics ruins reading comics for you, that’s just too dang bad.

      UGH. PEOPLE.

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    1. Same! The filters and stickers on it are fun, but for some reason I just don’t even log into it that often. Might also be because there’s not really an easy way to “find” other bookish accounts. I’ve just been adding people as I hear on twitter or something that they’ve signed up. The community factor isn’t there on Snapchat. I guess by design… but it makes it less fun for me.

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  2. The Alton Sterling thing has hit very close to home — ha ha literally also, but I meant figuratively. It just feels different when it’s in your own state, I guess. Anyway, I was glad our governor called in the Department of Justice immediately — totally the right call by him — but like you, I’ve become cynical about expecting actual justice to be dispensed. History tells us these cops won’t face any penalties, let alone be charged. I hate it.

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    1. I was surprised that they called in the DOJ so quickly, and glad for it… but yeah, I’m not expecting anything to come of it, which is just fucked. Philando Castile hit a bit closer to home for me, for various reasons, including that after reading about it my husband started wondering if he should get some sort of recording device for his vehicle that faces the driver’s seat… just in case.

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