I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later that day, someone texted me my address — telling me they’d “See me when I least expected it.”
I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd.
My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me.
No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry | Polygon (via meggannn)
One of the scholars stood up after the presentation and said, “It’s deeply troubling to hear what you’re talking about. Here, we don’t have the death penalty in Germany, of course we can never have the death penalty in Germany.” The room got very quiet, and this woman said, “There is no way, with our history, we can ever engage in the systematic killing of human beings. It would be unconscionable for us to - in an intentional deliberate way - for us to set about executing people.” And I thought about that. What would it feel like to be living in a world where the nation state of Germany was executing people, especially if they were disproportionately jewish? I couldn’t bear it. It would be unconscionable.
And yet in this country, in the states of the old south, we execute people where you are 11 times more likely to get the death penalty if the victim is white then if the victim is black and 22 time more likely to get it if the defendant is black then if the victim is white. In the very states where there are buried in the ground the bodies of the people who were lynched.
|—||Bryan Stevenson, We need to talk about an injustice (via yalloween)|
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