“Loss survivors are demanding an end to the site, and provoking a conversation about how little we know about the internet and suicide risk.”
“The cards embody everything wrong with modern policing.”
“Biles is a Black athlete who is a woman, and for many, one of the gravest sins a Black woman can commit, besides beating white people at a sport they had previously dominated, is to appear insufficiently humble and grateful to white people for their success.“
“How do you tell the world you are grieving? In my case, it was a year-long Twitter thread about finding the things that made me feel better.”
“When I stepped through the door, I told him, I found myself in a room entirely lined with aquariums, in which large, spotted, neon-colored fish were floating. It felt peaceful, I told Brown. ‘There’s some purpose here. I’m not worried about the fish, they’re being taken care of.'”
Weary traveler, read this and beware! Airbnb has pledged to close the loopholes in their platform that allow predators to scam unsuspecting renters, but clearly, there’s still a lot of work to do.
Mascots are safe to love in an era when nothing is. Gritty and Phang, Philly’s newest mascots, exemplify why.
Nona Willis Aronowitz profiles Moira Donegan, an emerging feminist author who once worried she’d be defined — and ruined — by the google spreadsheet she created as a safe space for women in media to anonymously share their experiences of sexual harassment and discrimination.
When reporter Allie Conti got a call from her Airbnb host 10 minutes before she was supposed to check in to her rental in Chicago, “Andrew” claimed the toilet had backed up, making the unit unavailable. The good news, he said was that he had a larger place he managed nearby. Little did Allie know that she stumbled on an Airbnb scam involving nearly 100 property listings in eight cities.
Warning: this story contains detailed descriptions of self-harm.
“It’s unconscionable to put someone with serious mental illness into a segregation cell for 23 hours a day and let their demons chase them around…”