The Police Aren’t “Under Siege,” They’re Under Criticism

  • The shooting of two NYPD officers this weekend was tragic, but to blame it on Black Lives Matter protestors has no basis. The police aren’t “under siege,” they’re under criticism. [Slate]
  • Learn about the Turkish businesswomen who are fighting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s censorship and neglect of domestic violence issues. [The Daily Beast]
  • President Obama is nominating US Attorney Sally Yates for deputy attorney general, the number 2 spot at the Justice Department. [Raw Story]
  • Iggy Azalea took aim at Azealia Banks on Twitter, but if you listen to the Banks radio interview in question, you’ll hear that she’s smart, sharp, and totally right about race in America. [Flavorwire]
  • In a move that is tremendously misogynistic and slut-shaming and counter-productive, Anonymous has threatened to release stills from an alleged Iggy Azalea sex tape in order to threaten her into compliance with their race politics. Needless to say, I hope, everyone else who takes issue with Azalea’s race politics thinks this is bullshit. [Gawker]
  • Another accused rapist on a university campus (specifically, Jameis Wilson at Florida State) has been cleared because of a lack of evidence. [New York Times]
  • Read this interview with former CIA agent Valerie Plame, wherein she talks about female spies in pop fiction. [Salon]
  • Author Erik Davis has been studying “weird” for 20 years, and says the way to live fully is to “follow your weird.” [VICE]