saturday linked list: movie dialogue by gender, Silicon Valley sexism, boooo turbotax

The Largest Ever Analysis of Film Dialogue by Gender: 2,000 scripts, 25,000 actors, 4 million lines – wow, a lot of work went into this! And the results are: so depressing. Obviously this isn’t a perfect way of looking at how major female characters are, but it definitely says a lot. (somehow 75% of the words in Mulan are spoken by men?) And it just makes me appreciate Inside Out more! (thanks Christi!)

“I had so many advantages, and I barely made it”: Pinterest engineer on Silicon Valley sexism – gaaaaaaaaaah!

Why I’m boycotting TurboTax this year – somehow I didn’t know until this year that Intuit did this. Boo! Related: Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill to make filing taxes much easier. Maybe we can beat Intuit?

Rand Paul on what America’s been doing all wrong since 1835 – (it’s the national debt) Again, the federal government isn’t like a family – having debt isn’t necessary bad, although of course if it gets too high then that’s bad. But based on interest rates, no one thinks it’s too high!

The 1996 Article Every Millennial Should Read: Remembering America’s Most Controversial First Lady – (spoiler alert: it’s Hillary!) It is certainly valid to disagree with Hillary’s policies (or to like Bernie’s policies more), but if you have a general dislike or uneasiness about her, consider the fact that she’s been relentlessly attacked for the past twenty years or so. (corollary: if you see general election polls that show Bernie doing better than Hillary, consider what will happen if Bernie gets the nomination and actually starts getting attacked by Republicans…)

Call A Random Swede? We Tried It Out – such a weird and great idea!

Some Relationship Advice From Pope Francis – I’ll admit I haven’t read “Amoris Laetitia”, but it sounds intriguing.

A guide to the 6 biggest revelations from the Panama Papers (so far) – it’s hard to keep up!

The Weird, Wonderful Job of Being a Tour Guide in the Age of Google – interesting because the guy they interview is a tour guide in Hawaii!

The Art of Reading Russian Obituaries – homophobia in Russia runs pretty deep these days, sadly.

Gun Violence Spiked — And Arrests Declined — In Chicago Right After The Laquan McDonald Video Release – well, that’s bad.

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