First, many thanks to Jessica for her wonderful guest post yesterday as well as her contributions to this week’s linkspam!
Second, we have so many links this week that I’ve had to break this into two posts–one for today and one that will post at some point during the weekend.
- Hyperbole and a Half: Depression Part Two Oh, this. So much this. So glad to see Allie Brosh posting again. Related: The Science of Feelings
- Mindscapes: The woman who can’t recognise her face
- What is Living on Robyn’s Makeup Brushes: A Horror Story …off to dunk all my makeup brushes in bleach, brb.
- Retwact: A Tool for Fixing Twitter’s Misinformation Problem (via)
- From an Anonymous White Woman to South Carolina: ‘Kiss My M’f*ckin’ Ass’
- The Troubling Viral Trend of the “Hilarious” Black Neighbor
- The Cleveland kidnapping could have been stopped
- Jay Smooth on Charles Ramsey, Humor and the Trouble With Memes “Whenever a certain person is in the news, we have a certain compulsion to flatten out that person and immediately flatten out their personhood into this paper-thin, click-bait, Chappelle show, laughing-for-the-wrong-reasons viral joke.”
- On Behalf Of [BLANK] People Everywhere… I have no idea how long this particular NPR blog has been around, but it’s fantastic.
- Worcester Massachusetts And The Tsarnaev Brothers – A Plea From A Home Boy Charlie Pierce is a national treasure.
- Elizabeth Smart: Abstinence Education Teaches Rape Victims They’re Worthless, Dirty, And Filthy
- Female ‘Purity’ Is Bullshit
So, Girls, Fuck All of It. If you want to. Or don’t fuck any of it, if you don’t want to. Fuck women. Fuck men. Fuck no one. Point is, you get to fuck what you like, when you like, and your worth is not determined by some golden ratio of extreme boner tantalization vs. minimal boner touching. BONERS ARE NOT THE BOSS OF YOU. You are the boss of you.
- It’s time to face up to the problem of sexual abuse in the white community
- Shakesville: Today in Rape Culture Probably triggery.
- The Business Of Diversity: Why Hollywood Needs Integration
- Seema Jilani: My Racist Encounter at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
- Academic Men Explain Things to Me – Mansplaining with a Side Order of Racism
- That’s my secret. I’m always angry.
- Panel Parity – what we achieved, and how we did it
- Quote of the Day: Helen Keller on Privilege The comments were, as of yesterday morning, pretty great on this, too–especially the one from Naomi Kritzer.
- Kody’s Blog: Disability and Identity (via)
- Why I Don’t Diet: An Ode to My Father
- SFF in Conversation: Aliette de Bodard I am so excited about this new series over at The Book Smugglers!
- Journey to Forbidden Planet: Writing Speculative Fiction Set in Mexico
- Maureen Johnson: The Gender Coverup The coverflipped images are both telling and maddening–and a few are really fantastic, I especially love the one for A Clockwork Orange.
- How to Host a Genre-Reveal Party. Am sad that romance isn’t on the list–I propose that romance be hot pink.
- Deconstructing my favourite sex scene I totally want to read this book, now.
- Ain’t Evolvin’: The Cookie Cutter Self-Discovery Quest
- Wonderful interview with Kathleen Barthlomew, Kage Baker’s sister and co-conspirator.
- Lois McMaster Bujold debunking–in 1997–the assertion that the Vorkosiverse started out as Star Trek fanfic.
- A quartet of links about the historical subgenre. I am, in general, pretty cynical about the idea that any particular sub-genre is in danger of extinction. I mean, wasn’t it just two years that contemporary romances were on their deathbed? I’m just saying.
- Goodreads Alternative Riffle Goes Live
- Signal boost: Will Trade Words for Money Carrie Cuinn is having some health issues and is offering words for money to help pay for tests and treatment.
- I love this cover of “Du Hast” so much.
She dabbles in writing speculative fiction and poetry, but non-fiction is her bread and butter. She’s known for her coverage of various issues within genre around sexism and harassment, and can be found on Twitter as @eilatan.
With Annalee Flower Horne, she is a co-founder of the intersectional geek blog, The Bias.