Just yesterday we were talking about Amy Schumer’s awesome heckler shutdown. Now she’s saying Kurt Metzger didn’t deserve the recent rage thrown at him because “He’s not Bill Cosby; Kurt has never raped.” Once again totally missing the impact people like him— bullies, rape deniers, general assholes— have on keeping the culture of rape healthy and thriving. (Revelist)
And not to get stuck on a horribly depressing theme, but Gabrielle Union wrote a powerful op-ed on her feelings about Nate Parker’s rape allegations. (LAT)
I know some of you were trying to figure out the YouTube demonetization deal yesterday in the comments. Here’s a good explainer. (Guardian)
This is officially the best side-eye currently on the internet.
Melania Trump is suing The Daily Mail, and using Hulk Hogan’s lawyer. This is going to get messy. (Celebitchy)
Important: All the times the Gallagher brothers have fought with each other in public. (Pitchfork)
I NEED THIS IMMEDIATELY.
Wait, Bob Ross’ curls weren’t natural? That was a PERM? My childhood is a lie. (DListed)
If you need some Netflix recommendations for the long weekend, here are 50 shows you can stream. (Uproxx)
And if you’re looking to dive into some spectacular crazy, check out this multi-chapter profile of a PTA mom framed for drug possession by another mother at their children’s elementary school (LA Times).
How is this not the opening to a Liam Neeson movie? (NBC)
Georgetown University is offering the descendants of slaves, whose sale benefited the school, admissions preference, like legacy students, whose parents or grandparents attended the school. (NYT)
After thinking about faking her own death to avoid student loans, Elizabeth Greenwood wrote Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud. Cannonballer Caitlin_D recommends this book where Greenwood interviews "…people who help you disappear, people who hunt you down and the people who (briefly) lived after being declared dead. Because, you see, there is no way to know how many people have successfully faked their deaths, because you only ever hear about the failures." (Cannonball Read 8)
Have a great Labor Day weekend, everybody. I wish you all the pool parties you can handle.