Sunday Link Encyclopedia and Self-Promotion
People have been doing some great blogging recently, so today’s list is quite long.
The state that has the greatest number of abortion restrictions also leads in the number of rapes of school age girls. This is not surprising. You promote hatred of women on the state level and you will see it flourish on interpersonal level, too.
Let’s support with many hits a blogger who really likes me. People with good reading tastes should be promoted. :-) People who like me should really be promoted.
“While conservatives are mostly hung up on keeping women, non-whites, gays, and Muslims under control, liberals seem to want to grind fucking everybody under the heels of their giant (sustainable, fair-trade, cruelty-free organic leather) jackboots. But gently. In a caring, eco-friendly manner.” You’ve got to love a blogegr with such a great sense of humor.
“If it’s highly unlikely that you’ll write, decide not to. Don’t hope you will. There’s no particular nobility in that sentiment.” Now, this is a person who writes beautifully.
“In my view, we should treat disgust the way that we treat love. That is to say, if someone tells you that they are in love with someone else, no matter what your personal feelings about the object of their affection, it is appropriate to respect their opinion on this matter. Likewise if someone tells you that they find something disgusting, you should recognize that convincing them otherwise would be a waste of time and energy.” Hear, hear!
Are you aware of this hilarious debacle where a multi-millionaire housewife who hasn’t worked a day in her life goes into a hissy fit when that truth is pointed out? Check out this great post on the subject: “Mrs. Mittens took to twitter to let the world know that she was a stay-at-home mom with five boys, which means she worked plenty. After all, she’s also got three mansions to manage, plus all those swimming pools and stables to clean. Shoveling out the stables alone must be a full-time job.”
Read this important post, people. Please, read it. “Despite the fact that childhood sexual abuse is revolting, it is surprisingly common (statistics are difficult to estimate, but I don’t think it’s a stretch to think it’s around 30% for men & women, if not higher). . . This takes me back to my beginning discussion of schizophrenia. So many folks are intent on biologizing the disorder and ignoring the social factors. “We, parents, aren’t to blame for this psychotic disorder. We’re victims too”. Sure, maybe you are. But I want to also be vigilant to the fact that psychotic disorders often have historical and traumatic origins.”
I’m normal, I’m normal! Here is a person who is as much into creating graphs of his daily activities as I am. I’m not alone in my graph-making obsession!
Afraid of giving talks? This post could help.
I don’t know who this Hound they are talking about is supposed to be, but this is the meal of my dreams.
This lament of a compulsive book buyer could have been written by me. It’s rare for me to identify with anybody’s experiences as fully as I do here.
“No one can read your mind — if you disapprove of a comment, but refuse to either confront the commenter or delete his leavings, other people reading your site simply assume you are okay with what he said. How can they know? You won’t even say anything yea or nay, because in your head you’re above all that. But no one can see you up there on your shining pedestal. It’s one thing to be unconcerned with what people think about you when it comes to your own beliefs and ideas that you have communicated to the world. It’s another to not care what people think about you because you don’t seem to understand that communication comes in many forms, and one of them is silence and inaction on a situation under your control.” I agree completely!
“So this “motherhood is the most important job in the world” thing is an outlier. And it’s a tool used to not give actual mothers their due. It romanticizes what motherhood actually looks like; since the job is So Important, it’s positioned as something that women should be happy to sacrifice for. Of course motherhood should be tedious and financially stressful and uncompensated — your compensation is the smile on your child’s face! And that’s invaluable. If you think otherwise, you are probably some sort of witch.” The entire post is very good, so do read it.
America’s pill-popping capital. This is very scary, people.
“I would love it if, next time I walk into a room and had a sensory overload, instead of having people try to convince me I’m hearing things, or that I’m just wrong, and trying to draw attention to myself for no reason, to accept that I’m not attention seeking (the moment my brain went into overload and I had to cover my ears, I began to wish to be invisible and not draw ANY attention at all), and to accept that I am hearing a sound that is real and there, and to help me deal with it. But above all, I wish that it was safe and acceptable to say “excuse me, my Autism is showing”.”
And the post of the week: a Canadian blogger offers some very interesting research into the origins of Jenna Talackova, a transgender contestant in Miss Universe contest. This is fascinating stuff, people. I highly recommend.