The Reading List, 3/2/2014


I share a lot of links on Twitter and Facebook that I don’t blog about because I don’t have much to add. The reading list is a periodic feature where I share those links with my blog audience too. Of course, you’re still welcome to follow me on Twitter.

Around FtB

  • Unsex me here! Gender, Julie Bindel and Gia Milinovich–“‘We are angry with ourselves’, Suzanne Moore of New Humanist and other zines wrote this time last year of women, ‘for not being happier, not being loved properly and not having the ideal body shape – that of a Brazilian transsexual.’ The article, on female rage, was well received barring this line; friends recommending the piece bristled at it, if only as a caveat.”
  • Some Helpful Illustrations for the Willfully Obtuse–“It seems that despite many patient and helpful explanations over the years, some fanchildren in our community (and others) are still quite confused. They keep mistaking our social media spaces for courtrooms and discussions for trials.”
  • I Don’t Demand Respect Because I’m Upset; I Demand Respect Because I Deserve It–“At some point in my life, probably in college, I decided that I was going to (mostly; when I’m not too scared to speak up; when I can think of the words to say, etc.) stop taking shit from people.”
  • [Sunday Assembly Chicago] Talk Notes, Citations, Oddments–“Good morning! I’m Kate Donovan, and in about two sentences, I’m going to stop talking. I’m going to smile (see?) and stare pleasantly back at you, but I won’t speak for thirty seconds.”
  • On mocking people’s physical appearance & the ethics of humour–“I wrote a post, for Big Think, about why we should be hesitant about mocking other people’s physical appearance. I’m uncertain whether we should never do it: I think that, maybe, we do it too much or don’t reflect before doing it enough.”
  • How Rapists Manipulate Their Victims–“(Content note: contains numerous quotes from rapists, taken from Project Unbreakable.) I’ve been following Project Unbreakable (tumblr, facebook) for almost two years now.”

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