Hey! Today’s our birthday! Huzzah!
Radish-y birthday greetings to everyone who has supported or contributed to this site over the last two years particularly those who provide me with excellent links for these weekly posts.
I’d like to also give my unending gratitude and love to the wonderful Fran Wilde for all the support that none of you see but which is essential to my sanity when I’m busy yelling at people for being wrong. She is an extraordinary friend and the SFF community is lucky to have her.
Now, on to the links–starting with the depressing but there are some fun ones interspersed and at the end, never fear. Feel free to comment with fun or happy links of your own as well (as always!).
- Game of moans: the death throes of the male ‘gamer’
- GamerGate’s Original Sin
- Not a REAL Gamer: Identity and conspicuous consumption
- There’s No Comparing Male and Female Harassment Online
- Zoe Quinn’s Depression Quest
- On leaving
- “As A Father of Daughters”
- Do We Have to Worry About Someone Actually Killing or Raping a Feminist Activist? Great clickbait headline there for your interview with a male ally, Vice.
- Why Black Women Struggle More With Domestic Violence
- 10 Things The Internet Told Me When I Wrote About My Rape
- Silicon Valley’s Cult of Male Ego
- Will Misogyny Bring Down the Atheist Movement?
- After the Shermer Article: What Do You Decide?
- How To Become An Undetected Serial Killer I feel like this is useful after reading all that rage-inducing misogyny. Also, the comments bring me joy because it was through them that I learned that Hannibal has a bespoke plastic murder suit.
- Robert Ben Rhoades: The Truck Stop Killer I found this in the comments of the Undetected Serial Killer post–seriously creepy stuff. What I found most chilling was the loss of records and the insistence that no, no girls had ever disappeared or been found in dumpsters.
- Lesbian Historic Motif Project
- The Death of Adulthood in American Culture I’m still chewing on this. Not sure what I think.
- The Hidden Cost of Gun Violence: Meet a Mother and Her Seven-Year-Old With PTSD
- The Economist’s review of my book reveals how white people still refuse to believe black people about being black
- The ahistorical historical: we’re all id reading now
- The Islamic Roots Of Science Fiction
- Rude mechanicals Great article about robots!
- “Fists In the Mouth of the Beast”: On Irish Folklore
- Tivo Creates $5000 DVR, Reminder of Your Eventual Mortality
- Homeless Gay Teens Cast Out by Religious Families
- Civility, Outrage Every single person who thinks that civility is more important that justice or righting wrongs? Read this.
- NFL Advertising Brought To You By Jenny Holzer (warning: super-flashy GIFs)
- Someone Is Lying About Whether The NFL Saw The Ray Rice Tape
- To Prove He’s Not Evil, Roger Goodell Pleads Incompetence
- I’m quitting football.
- Ghostbusting Lovecraft This might be better than Max’s essay about how Star Wars is a universe populated by sentient bees. Might be.
- My Apparatus I am not sure exactly how to describe this–it is about the intersection of technology and bodies but somehow about so much more, too. I love Lyly’s voice and hope to read more from them.