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The NYPD has a history of treating trans-people very poorly

They are being sued. By many people. In NYPD Custody, Trans People Get Chained to Fences and Poles
In her lawsuit, Temmie Breslauer says she was arrested on January 12 in a subway station for illegally using her dad's discount fare card (only seniors and people with disabilities can get these). She says the arresting officers — the suit names one, Officer Shah — laughed at her. When they took her to the station, a desk sergeant asked her "whether she had a penis or a vagina." Breslauer explained that she was in transition. Then, instead of putting her with female inmates or in her own room, the department allegedly chose this course of action: [S]he was fingerprinted, seated on a bench, then painfully chained to a fence wherein, for no apparent reason, her arm was lifted over her head and attached to the fence to make it appear that she was raising her hand in the classroom. She sat there in that position for 28 hours. She also says officers not only refused to call her "she," they instead referred to her as "He-She", "Faggot," and "Lady GaGa," and asked her "So you like to suck dick? Or what?" Meanwhile, people arrested for the same minor crime (misdemeanor "theft of services") she was were calmly processed and allowed to leave. Finally, she was able to go before a judge, who gave her two days of community service. She says the whole ordeal aggravated her existing PTSD and left her sleepless and suicidal. . . .

So this is today's worst ever story

A mother brags on the internet that she hid emergency contraception from her mentally-an-eight-year-old adult daughter who was brutally raped. Possibly forcing her daughter to carry to term the baby of her rapist. She also thinks that Plan B causes an abortion, which isn't true. Women refuses to give raped daughter EC, brags about it on internet.

David Foster Wallace on ads that pretend to be art

An ad that pretends to be art is — at absolute...
An ad that pretends to be art is — at absolute best — like somebody who smiles warmly at you only because he wants something from you. This is dishonest, but what’s sinister is the cumulative effect that such dishonesty has on us: since it offers a perfect facsimile or simulacrum of goodwill without goodwill’s real spirit, it messes with our heads and eventually starts upping our defenses even in cases of genuine smiles and real art and true goodwill. It makes us feel confused and lonely and impotent and angry and scared. It causes despair. --David Foster Wallace

See the cast of Downton Abbey dressed like 21th century people

I love me some Downton Abbey. Sure, it can be overly patriarchal at times but that is kind of the point. The old ways crumble in the face of electricity, modernization, and World War Uno. The servants are basically slaves. The plot and bearing rides the razor thin edge between hitting the tropes of the genre and self-mockery. But damn if the actors don't sell the fuck out of it. Especially Matthew and Mary. PAPERMAG - Downton Abbey Stars On-Screen Vs. Off-Screen