May the Link Love be with you

Captain Awkward with A Half-Assed Activist Post About Getting Through This Shitshow Without Perpetuating Or Tolerating Bad Behavior And Keeping Some Tiny Spark Of Hope Alive

Wikipedia still has a woman problem

Russia is partly responsible for the anti-vax movement in the US via Russian Troll Farms.

Headline not from the onion:

How I stopped getting unwanted attention from men by running for president

When you can’t afford another ER bill and your two year old eats poison

Technological change has hurt non-college workers

An excellent set of links and a bit of a peptalk from Wandering Scientist last weekend.  I think it’s a positive sign that Wandsci and Captain Awkard are pep talking activism– we’ll have one in a week or two as well.  I’m taking it as a sign that my demo is starting to recover from the last election and has regained some energy to move forward, and at an important time.  I hope everyone who can will join us, if only to protect those who can’t.

Trump’s terrible taxes

I would add:  Keep the important stuff to the first three lines of the email.  Don’t assume they will read any more than that.

We’re looking forward to this!


Weekend Link Love

Look, a baby!

Hey, book drive to get books by authors of color into school libraries.  A worthy cause. (We donated.)

The day this posts (Saturday) is Independent Bookstore Day.

Suggested hobbies for heroines in romance novels.  Adorable.

Gail Carriger’s reading kryptonite.

Maybe ask your doctor to check your measles titer.

This film looks quite delightful!  Apparently it’s on amazon and iTunes, though I haven’t checked.

Posted without comment:

Look, sexist structures in the workplace!  Ugh.

Fascinating thread on what still life really means.

Link Love

We’ve both had weird (but different) sicknesses this week.  More on that when my DH doesn’t end up dying (at which point #1 will have a funny but extremely expensive story) and maybe after #2 figures out what ‘s going on.

Wandsci is inspiring.

Measles can destroy your immunity to other diseases

One reason it’s hard to be a woman in STEM, and what can men can do about it. (Also:  chirp, what up!)

Code switching isn’t pandering, and saying it is is a way to people who grew up having to do it “in their place”.

What to do if you are targeted by the right-wing smear machine

Alice Hamilton American Hero

The best books you’ve never heard of April 2019 (#1 can attest she has not heard of these)

Another late link love

My internet was being slow this morning so I gave up and also I was lazy last night.  Basically I’m lazy.

Midwest hometown small town middle america

Kamala Harris

Lesbian (and other LGBT) romances — so jealous this person has advance KJ Charles books.

No wonder people in Denmark are so happy!

How to pronounce words

it me

Real life drama at the delagar household

We love Link Love in the springtime

Here’s a link from Seanan McGuire, whom we love.  I also love Roxane Gay.  Here’s a writeup of her being awesome and the importance of #OwnVoices.

Speaking of writers, we’ve been following some of the #RitasSoWhite discussion.  As readers of romance novels, here’s what we can do.

#2 says that I should “Read this story!”  But I haven’t.

Another twitter thread that #2 sent me.  And anotherOne more.

A JoCo song about impeachment

A subcontinent explanation.  An infuriating examination of yet another way in which the federal government is racist.



Link Love

OxyContin, the Special Olympics, Charity, and Taxes

What can you do about Ritas So White?

Forgiveness is for people who apologize.  Not for people who still watch Fox News.

Abigail Disney talks about being rich

Declutter without creating trash

Jagged Little Pill

Yes, there are Brexit romance novels.  This is a weird cultural movement.  One of these days we are going to have to buy a Chuck Tingle book just to *know*.  What if it turns out that his books are really good?  Will we need to read all of them?

Pretty sure we linked to this when it came out 3 years ago.

The baby sitter’s club

YOU CAN TURN OFF THAT ANNOYING REVERSE BEEP in a Prius.  (The Clarity, btw, has a very cute single squeak instead.)

New Gail Carriger

Thread.  “really? because you don’t actually look much like a bat, so”

Link love

Wandering scientist is starting to do postcards to voters again. We can too!

This is definitely affecting my parenting AND my savings rate.  Forget the Millionaire next door, my kids need a safety net.  Related:  why are parents so scared about college.  One thing with the college scandal is that it seems like a lot of them are nouveau riche… the truly rich don’t need to get scammed by cheaters.

An example of misreporting from the national review.  TW:  stalking.

I had heard Roland Fryer was a terrible boss, and I knew he misused economics to “prove” racist outcomes (usually by pretending selection bias isn’t a thing), but I didn’t know that he was a serial sexual harasser.  A lot of side comments I’d heard made a lot more sense after reading this article.

Women in economics report rampant sexual assault and bias.

Fantasy schedules

7 habits to reduce personal waste

We both did better than Scalzi on this vocabulary test

Nile shipwreck supports Herodotus account

Your pillows might be hurting your neck

Tween Wonder Woman comic

The replies on this one!

cat and two dogs

Welcome Elise!