Over the weekend, hundreds of people in London gathered to pay tribute to Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old woman who was murdered after disappearing on her walk home. The assembly was also protesting violence against women -- including the police's aggressive response to the previous evening's vigil, at which they manhandled and dragged participating women away. On Sunday and Monday, half a world away, tens of thousands of Australians were gathering to protest violence against women as well. These rallies against misogyny and sexual abuse were sparked by separate rape allegations brought against the country's Attorney-General and against a staffer in the office of the Defence Minister, as well as the government's lacklustre response. It's the end of the day in Australia, and I don't want to be thinking about any of this.
General Kelly has one of the world's toughest jobs: keeping President Trump off Twitter. One slip up and he could put the world at risk of nuclear holocaust. We've all been there, man. The already beleaguered Chief of Staff has had a particularly challenging time the past few weeks, between trying to convince his boss to denounce white supremacists (whomp whomp, Trump didn't quite listen to that) and discouraging him from starting a war with North Korea. Kelly, a man whose soul was carved out of limestone rock, hasn't exactly been "cheesing for the cameras" for the last month.