#693 | Keep Abortion Legal, Jessi Baker & MDMA Chewies
On Friday 24th June, the United States Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v Wade, the landmark ruling that granted people the constitutional right to an abortion for the past 50 years. The decision serves as the official catalyst for abortion “trigger bans,” an automatic set of laws that have made abortion immediately illegal in the states that have voted to enact them over the years.
Abortion is now currently banned in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota while still under the direct threat of a ban or severe restrictions in at least another 24 other states. Access to abortion is threatened in more than half of the United States.
At Protein, we believe that abortion is a fundamental aspect of reproductive healthcare and safe, secure access to abortion is necessary for all. We’ve compiled an open list of resources for our members to join the fight to keep abortion legal in the United States. You can find it here 💕
In other news, we welcomed 80 new members to the Protein Community this week with our new NFT Season Passes. They’re just completing their 8-day onboarding journey under the careful stewardship of Deniz, our community lead; so if you’d like to join the next cohort and help build our Good Growth Goals:
OK, let’s get on with the links …
Finally, radio signals have been detected in another galaxy
Gucci’s guide to web3
How to make great soil 🐛
Unimaginable DALL-E sneaker collabs
W3ST is “cloud first, land next”
How we can do better with our relationship with wildlife?
What does the metaverse smell like?
Buy my Cancer is brilliant
Neal Stephenson is building Snow Crash
We’re loving Tom Sachs’ Rocket Factory
Some excellent weekend reading from our favourite web3 academic
In case you missed it, Zalando bought High Snobiety
So make sure you download all their reports before they remove them
Wild Card is trying to rewild the UK, one Royal park and Church at a time
Do you have a sea allotment?
Shopify is getting into the token gating game
Essential reading on game governance structures
How to go full-time crypto
WTF is going on with the Radioshack Twitter? (NSFW)
Here’s a link to some beautiful musical furniture
Period DAO is here🩸
How the Amapiano sound is conquering the world
Don’t swipe, write
Tony Lashley on curatorial governance
Degen Events is all your guide to web3 meetups
MDMA-like chewies anyone?
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Until next month, your friends at Protein 💚
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