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How many bikes are stolen in Chicago every year?

I don’t know.

Nor does the Chicago Police Department. They don’t keep track of individual bike thefts, which are categorized with all other larcenies. Even if they wanted to give you a number, they wouldn’t have one to give.

Talking to individuals who’ve had their bikes stolen, I found one sentiment shared time and time again: “The police won’t do anything.”

Chicago Police Less Willing To Curb Bike Thefts Than Some Other Cities, Internet Vigilantes « CBS Chicago (via themason)

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No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry | Polygon

http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/22/5926193/women-gaming-harassment

Fantastic piece, and yet another look into the hell women have to put up with in gaming, tech, and just about any related ‘forward-thinking’ industry. A must-read.

Case in anecdotal point: In my decade working in tech, I have never had my home address publicly outed or been threatened with having my “mouth raped shut” just because I expressed an opinion, and I haven’t met or heard of a single man who has.

But I stopped counting the number of women I’ve met who _have_ experienced all this, and far more, because it’s depressing to the point of being painful.