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Friday Links

Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

Speaking of secrets we’ve kept from significant others, apparently “Keeping These 5 Minor Secrets From Your Partner Won’t Totally Ruin Your Relationship.”

For Transgender Women, an Extra Dose of Fear

Google Fires Engineer Who Wrote Memo Questioning Women in Tech

“Drinking On The Rise In U.S., Especially For Women, Minorities, Older Adults.” Oh, so basically the same people targeted in the uptick of cruel changes in legislation, police brutality, and bigotry? Huh.

Here’s some good news: Being single will kill you faster than obesity, study says

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  • Cleopatra Jones

    Cleopatra Jones August 11, 2017, 1:24 pm

    So glad that Google perp walked that engineer out there (at least in my mind). I was so torn before he got the axe though.
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    On one hand, I was p.i.s.s.e.d that he wrote such a nonsense manifesto because that’s the kind of shit that keeps women & POC down in the tech and engineering industries (and it’s doubly worse if you are a woman of color).
    But OTOH, I was really sad that I might have to use another search engine if they hadn’t squashed that noise. So yay to Google for firing him and releasing his name so he has a harder time finding a job in tech. My assumption is that if you are fired from Google that’s essentially saying you’re on the unofficial no hire list in Silicon Valley.

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      Kate August 11, 2017, 4:35 pm

      You know he’s an alt-right hero now, right? And has been offered a job at Wikileaks? I’ve been following this story all week because they’re my client.

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        RedroverRedrover August 11, 2017, 5:38 pm

        What the actual fuck?

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        Kate August 11, 2017, 5:43 pm

        Yeah, and I’m not sure if that article says so or not, but his manifesto had been making the rounds for months internally.

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      • Cleopatra Jones

        Cleopatra Jones August 12, 2017, 7:41 pm

        @Kate,
        Yeah, I read an article where an anonymous source said they were upset that they worked in an environment in which he even felt comfortable posting that manifesto.

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    TeacherNerd August 11, 2017, 2:10 pm

    I dig that misleading headline about how being single will kill you faster than obesity. Loneliness is a horrible, soul-crushing experience. Being single need not be. (Loneliness is not confined to one’s partnered status.)

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      dinoceros August 11, 2017, 4:26 pm

      YES. I was just coming here to say this. I suspect some of the people in their survey who said they are lonely ARE in relationships. I got worried until I read the article and was like, oh, I’m single, but I’m not lonely, so I guess I’m OK.

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    erica August 11, 2017, 10:00 pm

    I’m a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you.

    https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/the-big-idea/2017/8/11/16130452/google-memo-women-tech-biology-sexism

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