- Sarah Pinsker on Under My Skin: A Response to Gene O’ Neill’s “Pale Skin, Grey Eyes”
- Pushing Fannish Buttons: Chi Fi vs The Westin River North Hotel of Chicago
- Further Thoughts on Chi-Fi Con, Transparency, and Con Culture
- The big story I was following this week was the Grantland story which outed a trans* woman and lead to her suicide:
- Dead Trans Women in the Print Guillotine
- Sinatra’s Cold is Contagious: Hostile Subjects, Vulnerable Sources & The Ethics of Outing
- Link Roundup: Responses to Grantland’s Trans Outing
- Journalist condemned after trans subject of article commits suicide
- The Rise and Fall of Caleb Hannan’s Grantland Story
- Not directly related, but important: Gretchen Molannen’s legacy: suffering, suicide and a journalist’s responsibility
- Hacked fridge sends out malicious emails
- Kristin Cashore: Seabane Isn’t Real
- When You Should Fire Your Funeral Home
- Abortion, Trans Inclusivity & the Thousand Vaginas
- How the most famous white evangelical with a disability became the public face of the white evangelical campaign against the rights of persons with disabilities
- Do what you love, love what you do: An omnipresent mantra that’s bad for work and workers. Indeed–if we all follow our passions, then who is going to do the work that no one is passionate about?
- In The Absence of Traditional Publishers
- Alex Dally MacFarlane has a new column for Tor.com! Post-Binary Gender in SF
- Kameron Hurley on On Persistence, And The Long Con Of Being A Successful Writer and Rose Fox has an interesting, alternate, perspective: “The one that got away” I’m having thoughts on this but they’re still cooking.
- Writing Reality Love this post from Ruthie Knox
- When mainstream media is the lunatic fringe
- Right-Wing Media: Low-Income Americans Are Inheriting Too Much, Working Too Little (this article busts that headline to tiny bits and pieces)
- This is awesome but totally not worksafe unless your workplace is cool with full frontal nudity: Illusions of the Body
- Photos reveal ‘scandalous’ burlesque dancers of the 1890s
- The Reality Behind Instagram Feeds
- Richard Sherman Explains What People Mean When They Call Him A “Thug”
- How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love
- Ghost ship carrying cannibal rats could be heading for Britain and relatedly: What Really Happened to the Mary Celeste?
- And then this happened: The Doxxing of Isis: Selected Links
- An old post, but an important one: Most of you have no idea what Martin Luther King actually did.
Before I tell you what my father told me, I want to digress. Because at this point in our amnesiac national existence, my question pretty much reflects the national civic religion view of what Dr. King accomplished. He gave this great speech. Or some people say, “he marched.” I was so angry at Mrs. Clinton during the primaries when she said that Dr. King marched, but it was LBJ who delivered the Civil Rights Act.
At this point, I would like to remind everyone exactly what Martin Luther King did, and it wasn’t that he “marched” or gave a great speech.
My father told me with a sort of cold fury, “Dr. King ended the terror of living in the south.”
Ugly leggings, balls, and trauma. Not necessarily in that order.