Welcome to this week’s round-up of the articles and blog pieces we’ve been reading over the past week. If you have a link or comment that doesn’t fit anywhere else and would like to share it, feel free to drop it in the comments here.
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Marissa Alexander received 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot into the wall of a garage in response to threats of bodily harm from her husband. She is now free on bail while awaiting a new trial. In the words of @AC_Bravo on Twitter: “Prison for some, Stand Your Ground for others.”
James Altucher thinks he has written an article about “getting everything you want.” He has actually written an article about white privilege. (And probably class privilege, and male privilege, and maybe some others.)
A year after a notorious gang-rape, a film-maker hits the streets of the Indian capital to discover the dangers women face.
A slice of pineapple cake, garnished with three glacier cherries and a pineapple ring, on a white plate against a white background with a just visible purple item (possibly a macaroon?) and green cake decoration. By bunchofpants, shared under a creative commons licence.