October 20, 2014

Yowamushi Pedal s02e03 “Akira”

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(I live-blogged watching this episode on Tumblr bc a couple friends requested it. Reposting here.) about to watch this week’s YP… at sallerin’s request i’m gonna be live-blogging here (oh no why did she request that i’m terrified) and hom0kage suggested yelling at the two of them & mie85 on dm so that’ll be happening […]

October 19, 2014

Links post for 2014-10-13 to 2014-10-19 – travel edition

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Spent 3 1/2 days traveling this week, so this week’s links is a bit shorter. No videos this week (but they may show up next time). Planet Money Episode 576: When Women Stopped Coding – Sex & gender statistics in most professions often have more to do with societal pressures and little/nothing to do with genetics. Here’s […]

October 12, 2014

Links post for 2014-10-06 to 2014-10-12

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A Quick Opinion Piece on the Porn Industry Not a Manifesto – Charles Stross on why he’s tending towards urban fantasy instead of science fiction these days. Toddlers regulate behavior to avoid making adults angry – I think about studies like this when people use some bit of child behavior to “prove” something like gender […]

October 5, 2014

Shifting gears

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I was looking at the list of posts for this blog, and realized I haven’t put up anything other than Links posts since the end of July (when I saw Guardians of the Galaxy). The consolidated links posts work for me – when I see something interesting during the week I can email it to […]

October 5, 2014

Links for 2014-09-29 to 2014-10-05

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The NFL Made Me Rich. I Won’t Watch It Now ‘It’s gross, it’s racist’: Ben Affleck and Bill Maher clash over criticizing Islam – One of these guys is using their position of privilege to do good. One is not. If I Have Gay Children: Four Promises From A Christian Pastor/Parent Acting Classes Could Help […]

September 28, 2014

Links for 2014-09-22 to 2014-09-28

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Stina Leicht on The Feminine Mystique – I really need to read this book. Why I Stopped Writing About White People by Kameron Hurley Making The Case ‘Against Football’ – “Steve Almond’s blistering book Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto is exactly what it advertises itself to be: an exasperated, frustrated, wide-ranging argument that the […]

September 21, 2014

Links for 2014-09-15 to 2014-09-21

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“Proof of Heaven”? – It seems unrealistic to expect that people who believe in heaven would reject “heaven is real” stories based on evidence… but it’d be nice if they at least considered it. Actually: You ARE the Customer, Not the Product Rain – I actually haven’t read The Feminine Mystique… putting it on my to-read […]

September 14, 2014

Links for 2014-09-08 to 2014-09-14

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Etsy Policy Update: “Redskins” Panera Bread asks customers to leave guns at home Does the evidence support the claim that organic food is healthier? The business of escapism Neverland – on “adulthood” (and reading)

September 7, 2014

Links for 2014-09-01 to 2014-09-07

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What We Didn’t See: Power, Protest, Story – from Kameron Hurley’s current blog tour Deal With It, Headbangers — Babymetal Is Here – There’s something positively surreal about an NPR article on whether Babymetal is considered proper metal or not… btw Babymetal is awesome Appeals Court Strikes Wisconsin And Indiana Same-Sex-Marriage Bans – Yes, there’s still […]

August 31, 2014

Links for 2014-08-25 to 2014-08-31

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In Ferguson, Court Fines And Fees Fuel Anger – a case study of the court system unfairly penalizing poor people. Video Games, Misogyny, And Terrorism: A Guide To Assholes Forget 2016: Democrats already have a plan for 2020 – On the one hand, Republicans are gerrymandering assholes (look at the map of North Carolina’s districts […]