Mash-Up Round-Up: Witch Hunts + Lunch School Debt
In 2016, Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer who faced no charges. His death told a horribly familiar story, but his legacy lives on with the Philando Feeds The Children Fund, which raised enough money to ensure no children at St. Paul schools will go hungry at lunchtime this year.
In the wake of Weinstein, thousands of people have bravely shared their stories and experiences of sexual predation, and Woody Allen had the gall to think we cared about his opinion. What are these guys so afraid of? A world where men in power are held to standards of human decency? Please, call it a witch hunt. It’s about time.
via NY Times
Remember getting excited about finding ONE female figure in your Lego sets? Lego’s new “Women of NASA” set will include astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist Margaret Hamilton and astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison!! BRB adding all of these sets to our wish-list.
Go Spurs! Coach Gregg Popovich gets some serious props this week for calling out Trump for what he truly is: a “pathological liar” and a “soulless coward.” Popovich has always made his feelings on Trump clear, but this takedown hopefully sets a precedent for saying it like it is.
via The Nation
Definitely on our WTF list this week: a little girl in a sassy pose wears a 40’s dress, beret, and “destination tag” — the site lists it as an “Anne Frank Halloween costume.” Yeah. This is real. This is the world we live in.
via The Jewish Chronicle
The director of “The Handmaiden” and the Vengeance trilogy, Park Chan-wook is a master filmmaker who uses sex, violence, and dark humor to tell truly human stories. His use of images and the camera transcend the boundaries of language creating distinctively Korean films whose stories are felt and understood around the world.
via NY Times
Transgender people are not just teens and students — they are teachers, staff members, and employees who often face similar ostracization when they come out and transition into their true selves at their place of work. Transitioning isn’t just the “job” of one person — it takes the people around them to provide support and resources. We need to be a team.