Hello, fellow unicorns. This week, we’re a bit more international with our news bites, and I also have a few bonus stories that amused me. With all the horrible things that happen, it’s good to find a few points of light. Let’s get to it.
We’re on an LGBTQ bent again with this week’s newsy roundups, along with news about the Malaysian Air flight that was shot down and some recent obituaries. Let’s get to it.
Greetings, Persephoneers! Your regular News in Europe Unicorn, Karo, is still on vacation, and so you have me again. Let us take a look at the newsy bits that caught my interest this week, shall we?
On Monday, January 23rd, between 15,000 and 20,000 people descended upon my fair city of Washington, DC. They weren’t here to see the museums and monuments, though I wouldn’t be surprised if a fair few of them turned this trip into a mini-vacation.
They were here to protest the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I knew that this was happening–it does every year, after all–and I’ve worked in downtown DC for five years now.
But this year, something inside me snapped. Read More We Try It: Protesting in Support Of Women’s Rights
A few years ago I picked up the nickname “drunken slut” within my family (the comedy, you see, comes from the fact that I was the total opposite at the age of fifteen). The nickname rings a little differently now since, on occasion, I am drunken and I’ve done things that could qualify me as a “slut” in some people’s eyes. Still, it’s all in good fun and I don’t mind one bit. Read More Why This Slut (Probably) Won’t Be Walking