Those who follow me on Twitter may have already seen a fair few of these:
George Brandis’ Racial Discrimination Act changes create the whitest piece of legislation I’ve ever encountered
Waleed Aly in the SMH
Skepchick | He Said, She Said, He Sues: The Ongoing Saga of Ben Radford & K
Ongoing saga indeed.
Skepchick | Guest Post: Stop Judging Me for Being on Welfare
What it’s really like to be a single mother on welfare
On Shaming People Online “For Their Own Good” » Brute Reason
It almost never is actually meant to be good for them, is it?
I Was Wrong, and So Are You – Daniel B. Klein – The Atlantic
An oldie but a goodie where a researcher whose initial results confirmed his biases didn’t leave it at that, and discovered much more interesting data as a result.
thing I’m pissed off about today: token-girl movie posters (and movies) | FlickFilosopher
The Smurfette principle is still going strong.
The Fault Is Not in Our Technology » Almost DiamondsThe real problem with GM crops is not the tech.
HOWTO design a code of conduct for your community | The Ada Initiative
A resource to bookmark.
Let the fate of Richard Dawkins be a lesson to you all – Twitter brings out the worst in humankind
This draws some long bows from a single example, but he’s right that someone ought to be telling RD that Twitter is not his best medium.
For sure » Butterflies and Wheels
Beware of conventional wisdom [content note: discusses rape myths/culture]
Beware of This Dangerously Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam
Your semi-regular reminder to double-check the little things happening in your browser
Skepchick | Dear Guy Who Wants Me to Stop Talking About FeminismRebecca Watson doesn’t think his arguments are convincing.
Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let’s Unpack That. | Tor.com
A flashback to Tansy Rayner Roberts’ excellent article
Andrew Bolt Cries Crocodile Tears | newmatilda.com
Andrew Bolt: Australia’s least accurate columnist?
The first link is this week’s, the second link is from 3 years ago
No, Nate, brogrammers may not be macho, but that’s not all there is to it —
Your regular reminder that success and expertise is one area is not a sign that one is therefore an expert in others. Nate Silver’s new media endeavour is garnering the sort of controversy that is the opposite of clickbait. (and there’s more)
Evidence of inflation: Astronomers detect gravitational waves from the early universe
A whole bunch of hypotheses just got discarded – how exciting!
Debate Is Not Inquiry » Almost Diamonds
Having a Reasonable Debate About Abortion » Greta Christina’s Blog
Abortion is not a debate. » Biodork
Should “potential fathers” have any say in abortion? | Consider the Tea Cosy
Dear friend: Words have meanings. | perry street palace
These posts are about the fetishisation of debate as the one true way to convince others to revise beliefs – I wrote about it too recently.
Julie Pagano – Ally Smells: Boundaries
Excellent post to explain boundary-setting to those new to the concept. Bookmark this one.
#20tweets on the science of #climatechange (a storify)
tweeted by @lee_tennant, storified by me
Sunday Are the Worst
In the USA, where restaurant servers get paid sod-all and there are no mandated weekend or holiday penalty rates, servers dread Sundays because that’s when they get stiffed on their tips by a particularly sanctimonious set of the after-church crowd.
So, what have you found worth reading/hatereading lately?
Other people’s linkfests:
- People with Disability Australia (PWDA) – Daily Media Roundup (email newsletter)
- The Lady Garden shares the link love
- bluebec’s linkspams
- Geek Feminism Linkspams
- Limited News weekly Long Reads collation
- Feminaust does a Weekly RoundUp
- The Early Bird Catches The Worm does regular On The Net linkdumps and weekly On (The Rest of) The Net RoundUps.
- Racialicious does regular link roundups and entertainment roundups
- Muslimah Media Watch: Friday Links
- Melissa’s Blogarounds at Shakesville
- Feministing‘s What We Missed linkfest and Weekly Feminist Reader
Two months ago I came up with an idea for a website collecting the personal stories of asexual people, and I launched it this weekend. While a lot of the stories have similar themes, I’m really enjoying reading them all as I post them and getting a glimpse into how other people experience asexuality as well. If any Hoydens are interested in having a read, you can find the site here: The Asexual Story Project.
Good luck with your new website, Jo.