Today’s awesome mailbox! Guess which one I’m reading first…
In today’s mail!!! WHEEE! @kateelliottsff @ellenbwright
A short form version of musings, tidbits, quotes, and other assorted items from your friendly neighborhood Book Smugglers, Ana Grilo and Thea James.
But of the 2 million net migrants to the UK from the eight eastern European countries that joined the EU in 2004, just 13,000 people have claimed jobseeker’s allowance (JSA). This figure was not disputed by No 10.
Downing Street also said there had been a 40% increase in the number of social lettings taken up by migrants between 2007-08 and 2011-12. This appeared to gloss over the fact that it was an increase from 6.5% to 9% in the proportion of such lettings.
How to Lie with Statistics.
Although it’s only ever happened twice in a three months period, the possibility of xenophobic abuse from random members of the public is by far the most stressful thing about my job. Thanks to Mr Cameron, today or tomorrow or in a week’s time there might be yet another jackass who feels justified in accusing me of stealing someone else’s job.
At least yesterday I moved this to a display area. It’s the little things.
Project thesis: when looking at a sample of bloggers reviewing SF/F, a majority of men will skew toward reviewing more men. A majority of women will skew toward a more equal gender parity, or the opposite in which they review a majority of women. There will be a handful of outliers.
Important work, interesting (if unsurprising) results. Plus a bunch of awesome links in the end.