Two Mondays a month, I share some of what I’ve been reading in the past week.
Ever wondered how linguists invent the languages on TV shows and movies?
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Thousands of scientists and health care providers — “biologists, geneticists, psychologists, anthropologists, physicians, neuroscientists, social scientists, biochemists, mental health service providers, and other scientists in solidarity” — have signed an open letter decrying the current government’s deeply unscientific proposal to redefine gender. (Sign here.)
Teen Vogue, again hitting it out of the park, reminded everyone that #DisabilityIsNotScary.
A reminder: algorithms aren’t any less biased than people — just more consistently biased — which means that the data you’re training them with matters a lot.
Language: A Feminist Guide looks at the iconic x in various terms (womxn, Mx., Latinx, folx).
From Strong Language, a timely post about the fucking midterm elections.
 Was every Monday.