Saturday Link Love: Touching, the NRA, and Technology

Saturday Link Love: Touching, the NRA, and Technology April 6, 2019

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier!

An Awkward Kiss Changed How I Saw Joe Biden, on The Cut—“Who do you tell? What do you say? Is it enough of a transgression if a man touches and kisses you without consent, but doesn’t rise to the level of what most people consider sexual assault?”

Finland gave people free money. It increased their trust in social institutions, on Vox—“Finland’s landmark experiment with basic income — the idea that the government should give citizens a regular infusion of free cash with no strings attached — is showing promising results.”

Justin Fairfax’s Victims Say He’s a Manipulative Sexual Predator, on The Cut—“There are clear parallels between the women’s accounts. Watson and Tyson, both black women, both trusted Fairfax.”

As a Black Mother, My Parenting Is Always Political, on The Nation—“When I was 7 or 8 years old, my mother would put on Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All” every day before we left home for school and work, and we sang along from start to finish.”

The NRA Welcomed Maria Butina—Even As She Worked to Arm Anti-American Thugs Abroad, on Mother Jones—“The NRA has essentially remained silent about its relationship with Butina since she was arrested by the FBI in July.”

How digital technology is destroying our freedom, on Vox—“If we want to reestablish a sense of community in this digital world, he argues, we’ll have to become conscious users of our technology — not “passive objects” as we are now.”

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