Link love

Back alley abortions are back.

Historiann comments on race, guns, gender, and parenting.  All in one post.  wow, Arizona, wow

Wait, what? I guess she must have really taken to heart her reeducation after the Santa Claus is White thing

Hope Jaren with a dear colleague letter.

Black protests over the years.  Specifically.

They‘re a lot more fit than the usual open carry demonstrators…

A little bit of money means a lot to many people.

For profit colleges = high school.

I can’t believe that this entire series exists, but it is worth all 26 minutes!

Ask your Comradde is open for questions.  CPP also goes off on “pay it forward” at starbucks.

What to give the puritan valentine in your life.

what when and how ombailamos reads

Bulwer Lytton winners and runners up.

bad adviser is awesome

An update on a child’s elimination diet.

diseases doctors often get wrong

What do people in your state buy the most?

Texting onscreen.

A game where you insert only.

How assets hurt college aid eligibility on FAFSA and CSS

Cross ref is cool.

Link Love

Nobody ever talks about white on white crime

Well, gee, crazy white people stirring up trouble.  Whoda thunk.

resisting arrest and running, and yet didn’t get shot… what race do you think they are?”

police cannot stop you from videotaping, and if they do (assuming they don’t shoot you dead illegally because you don’t have that white privilege)…

Kinda sad that Jon Oliver was the first to point out where the police got all that military grade equipment (spoiler: from the military).

I was looking at a video of a baby elephant and then after that I clicked a link and got angrysad again

rewarding racist murderers with money?

this is beautiful and sad

I am a horrible person because I have done this twice to the same pair of guys.  And I am even more horrible because I have admitted that I’ve done this to other people because I can’t get over how awful I am.  And no, I don’t think I’ve been given absolution.  I just feel kind of cruddy.  And I am never ever going to make that mistake again even if I said that the first time I made it.

Historical thoughts about walking while black.

All children should have the same kind of privilege that mine have.

this is a fun (not fun!) one

tell ya what

And that’s just the first guy.

So #2 and I had a lengthy conversation about whether or not it’s a good thing for Huffington Post to spend space showing all the good things the people of Ferguson are doing for each other.   She argues that that’s nice and all but it doesn’t keep the police from being racist assholes.  My argument (and I’m right) is that by showing the humanity of the people, the real people of Ferguson, is much harder to “other” them and to paint them all with one racist brush.  The teachers, the librarians, the people giving rides to people because “it isn’t safe for a young black man to be out walking alone.”  There’s a lot of people in the CNN comments section (before they shut them off) blaming the riots on black people being bad.  Heck, there’s ARTICLES on CNN doing that.  The more we see of the humanity of people, the more we see that they’re individuals, the less people are able to do that.  Stories are important for public opinion and public opinion is important for policy.  Here, Cloud explains why it’s important.  And here’s how you can help.

This is wrong.  Actually, #2 and I had a lengthy conversation about that too and she says that it actually works in place of rice but it isn’t worth the effort.  Except not sushi rice.  I concede that any substitution for potatoes is probably fine (though not as good as the original potatoes) because cheese and deep frying make up for a wealth of deficiencies.  Of course, that sort of loses the point of being healthy.

Athena Scalzi is such a teenager

How to quickly decide whether or not to accept terms of service.

Guessing this won’t catch on like the ice water challenge is, but hey, tacos, beer, and funding choice!

Woo Fark!

Conditional on having the same research, who do you think is more likely to get tenure, men or women?  The answer will probably not surprise you.

this is cool for academic definitions of cool… it’s actually kind of horrible if you think about it

What books would you toss?

Flour sack clothing.

Did we link to this xykademiqz comic?  I think we did, but #2 sent it to me again because she never reads all the links I send her. If we didn’t, we should have.  And all the other ones too.  Everyone, just go to the blog and read them all if you’re not already a regular, which you should be.

I can do all this work that i have to do.  If not…

ha ha I love this

I like the second panel here, it makes me laugh

Just got a text message from DC1’s best friend:  [DC1] can come over tomorrow, but [ze] has to leave an hour early because I did not cooperate when it was time to clean the house.

Link love

This has been a pretty crazy week.  Our hearts go out to a lot of people.

How black people are portrayed in mainstream media

America is not for black people  :(

Jesus indeed

What sort of white person do you want to be?

Ugh– some of the great tweets from the Ferguson debacle have had their owners accounts go silent.  Twitter harassment SUCKS.  Racism SUCKS.  F the patriarchy.

Medieval POC’s math and science week

Robot hugs explains the smile thing

women against feminism parody account

squid lady parts

concern trolling sucks

Marvel vs. DC

Cat and baby

sometimes you just want pretty pictures of books

here, this

Someone passed her thesis defense.


I'm all caught up, said no academic ever.


link love

Outta town again.  What a busy end of summer!

I guess this is what happens to literature majors.  (Skip the first few paragraphs– keep reading)

Male and female word usage.

Cloud discusses the power of constraints

Glad to see we’re not the only people seriously skeeved by world domination summit.

If you feed your cats fancy feast, we’ve been having problems lately with little kitty having diarrhea and throwing up… after a week of eating just hard food she was mostly better, and she’s been mostly avoiding soft food.  Turns out we’re not the only people having this issue, and it may be fancy feast.  Any recommendations for soft food?  She doesn’t like the high fiber Hill’s stuff from the vet.

update on medieval poc

great discussion of risk vs. reward– we’ll be hitting that topic on Monday too

Look at Leah’s cute baby pictures!

Imagine a sexist imbecile.

Imagine a racist imbecile

Good news from Funny about Money.

This made us cry.  In a good way.

Link love

We’re both out of town today!  Wooo!  Hopefully this’ll post in our absence.

Once again xykademiqz nails it.

I want to have this problem

I do like songs by MC Frontalot

Medieval POC under more harassment, threats, stalking

Slug solos


I just took a survey about friendship

20 signs you live with a toddler

chuckle-worthy internet

If you’ve read the second mistborn book, click here for the funniest (spoilers)

I find this amusing, perhaps more than necessary

We wish we’d been with Dr. Virago!

Why poor schools can’t win at standardized testing.

this this this!

Women fare worse at negotiations because people lie to them.

What happened after she reported harassment.

Not fine

gosh I hate gun culture

not sure if that’s a good idea or not

Another answer to the how much should people save for retirement question.  according to this, I think we’re behind

Women in science

Why in attach baby mode chose to leave academia.

hm I don’t think we’re assholes in economics, just blunt

The fuddy duddies still thrive.

Let us love your links

This is really gross: poor people go in a separate door.

Girls’ intellectual lives.

Racism in preschool.

Call me, Ishmael.

Donna Freedman and wealthy people who think you should live on less.

We love Kristen Bell’s work, and here she is as Mary Poppins on the minimum wage.

These signs have been around the internet, and I like #10.

Potential OTHER books about middle-aged Harry Potter.

This mug is great and useful.

Interesting nonfiction about warning fatigue (beware your dog?).

So I’m a woman and I see this.  A young woman could think, If I get into STEM I’ll make $0.86 for every $1 a man makes, plus I hear the climate is hostile. Why would I keep going in STEM?  (Obligatory women need more money link.)

We support Prof. Jennifer Freyd’s editorial: Official campus statistics for sexual violence mislead

This is what it looks like when we try to do things these days…

We love to link

The digital monks of unvirtuous abbey.

Social wealth.

Turns out that a good number of male opera critics suck and are horrible people.

Urban poverty in black and white.

Messy breakups with exercise.

My body is not an achievement or a work in progress.

Your math education (probably) sucked.

Speaking of education sucking, turns out the Koch brothers are infiltrating public schools.

The war on expertise.

The Data of Hate.

White men in power should be responsible for fostering diversity because they’re not penalized when they do.

Of course, women are also penalized when they interrupt!  These learn to do X more things are always wrong because it’s completely rational to not do X when you’re a woman!  But sometimes maybe you should do it anyway.

dang, this is some good rant

This Texas Politician is fighting for your right to control your body.

More doesn’t make any sense unless all you care about is not letting women have control of their own bodies:  From TEXAS!  (pregnancy loss triggers)

Join the women of color research network.

fortunately, it appears Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azelea are not actually fighting

Yes, these are things we do give a sh*t about.

For women on the internet, it doesn’t get better.

WTF, Science, are you *trying* to be Nature?

These things are related.

how are they defining scientist?

Why a restaurant’s wait time has increased, maybe.

hahaha we’ve all seen this

lamb loves kitteh  (kitteh not so sure)

This post from planting our pennies was just fun!  And yes, this is exactly why it’s great to have it together financially, as commenter Dee says.

Could any of our personal finance readers with opinions (which is all of you…) pop over to What Now? and give her your thoughts on when to make an expensive repair vs. buy a different car?


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