(via 30 Hilarious Hybrid Animals You’ll Wish Existed)
With the large samples that are available, ordinary tests of significance have little meaning (e.g., in many instances, Pearson’s r correlations of 0.01 or less were statistically significant.) As such, we report not significance tests but rather mean effects and effect sizes. —
the most extraordinary sentence i’ve ever read in a quantitative research paper?
Nosek BA, Banaji MR, Greenwald AG. Harvesting implicit group attitudes and beliefs from a demonstration website. Group Dynamics. 2002;6:101-115.
today in plots i’m proud of having made in R even though the underlying models and theories are still super questionable
nothing like watching exciting college basketball games to brighten a day
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court: Upskirt photos not illegal under state law | masslive.com -
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday that a law used to charge a Green Line rider with taking upskirt photos of women in 2010 did not apply in the case because the women did not have any expectation of privacy in a public place and they were not in a state of undress.
The SJC ruled in the case of Commonwealth vs. Michael Robertson that the state law that Robertson was charged with violating in two criminal complaints in 2010 does not actually make what he did a crime.
"At the core of the Commonwealth’s argument to the contrary is the proposition that a woman, and in particular a woman riding on a public trolley, has a reasonable expectation of privacy in not having a stranger secretly take photographs up her skirt. The proposition is eminently reasonable, but (the law) in its current form does not address it," read the decision.
The most significant opposition to Adegbile’s nomination came in response to his participation in the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s representation of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the man convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. Adegbile did not represent the defendant at trial. He did not declare his client to be innocent. Instead, he worked on a series of briefs supporting an appeal that made a legitimate legal argument. He did, in other words, precisely what he was expected to do on behalf of an organization dedicated to civil rights. For this he was deemed unfit to run the Civil Rights Division. — 2014: Senate Race Baiting Sinks a Nomination for Civil-Rights Chief - Andrew Cohen - The Atlantic
The Historical Roots of the “Civil Rights = Slavery” Argument -
Other times, the arguments against Title II were framed in terms of the Thirteenth Amendment. The argument was not the one we might have expected from the Civil Rights Cases—that discrimination in public accommodations was not a badge and incident of slavery that Congress had Thirteenth Amendment power to target. Instead, it was the rather stunning argument that prohibiting businesses from discriminating on the basis of race conscripted the business owners into involuntary servitude. Strom Thurmond made this argument in his separate views attached to the Senate Report on the proposed Civil Rights Act. Senator Thurmond described the Thirteenth Amendment as “an insurmountable constitutional barrier” to Title II, because, by forcing businesses to serve customers their owners desired not to, the bill would impose “involuntary servitude” on them.
let’s just not. try again tomorrow.
how bad does my day/week/month have to be before i can justify buying myself this bag despite it being overpriced?
unfriendly reminder that Alfonso Cuarón directed a video that portrays autism as a terrifying threat and a burden to non-autistic people, basically a video that says autistic people are diseases, not actual people
It’s also worth noting that it the first major Hollywood production to deal with slavery in a serious way came out in 2013. — Doesn’t Make Up for Crash, But Still…. - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money
it’s not insignificant that the HIV/AIDS stories that get told come from the earliest parts of the crisis when white gay men were dying. now it’s mostly poor people of color — not just in africa but here in the united states. governments have largely abdicated their responsibility to provide for the welfare of those with the greatest need.
when states like texas refuse to expand medicaid, refuse federal reproductive health funds, and force reproductive health care providers to close, people get sick and die. children get sick and die. these deaths can be prevented. HIV infection can be a manageable condition but the seropositive need access to health care and supportive services. we aren’t providing those because HIV/AIDS is regarded as a deserved punishment for people’s behavior. (once again, we find that accountability and personal responsibility falls hardest on the already-marginalized.)
the adulation for dallas buyers’ club and mcconaghey and leto is exactly the sort of smug self-regard the very privileged indulge in whenever they can frame an injustice as having happened primarily to white people in the past. it rests on the idea that things are better now so we don’t have to pay attention to the actual people actually living with HIV/AIDS.
the stories of the buyers’ clubs and HIV/AIDS activists in the 80’s are important and need to be told. but we need to hear about the appalling behavior of the u.s. government and the activism by radical faeries and ACT UP. apparently white hollywood isn’t up to the task of doing that honestly.
(notably, dallas queers are deeply unimpressed with the movie after having been pretty excited about it.) — Rabbit Lord of the Undead
Qué sabe el burro de chicle?
Translation: What does a donkey know about bubblegum, meaning you can’t expect someone to have an opinion about something without knowledge or experience.
Example: I don’t why I was asking Ralf about the ocean when he lives in Oklahoma, what does a donkey know about bubblegum?
**Note: As my husband told me, another version of this saying is “what does the donkey know about toothpaste?” but…I liked bubblegum better :)
dresses and ladies both