The Reading List, 7/27/2014

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

  • Inclusive Becomes Sexist, In One Easy Step–“What the research is telling us is what feminists have long realized: you don’t do your business any favors by excluding half of the potential brainpower.”
  • CONvergence 2014 panel audio: Alien Conspiracy Theories–“Come join us as we talk about some of the alien conspiracy theories that have entered into popular culture, what’s implausible, what’s impossible, and what’s just good OBEY clean family STAY ASLEEP fun.”
  • Do not tell me to stop fighting–“And Glenn herself of course is not above ‘infighting.’ She’s doing it right now. She’s doing it in her latest video about ‘Atheism + pussies’ (her blurb) and she’s doing it in this very post.”
  • Movement cohesion–“The surest way to earn my enmity, my directed criticism, is to ask us to stop other fights so we can pretend we’re all one big happy big-tent family.”
  • Shermer rides again!–“Pretending that climate scientists want everyone to be ‘swept away’ to deal with ‘one threat’ is simply dishonest. Reprehensibly dishonest.”
  • Depression and Self-Gaslighting–“What happens when you teach yourself not to trust your own perception? How many toxic people become ‘just difficult for me to deal with because I’m so insecure and oversensitive’?”
  • Atheism, love it or leave it–“And even when I was 9 years old I could see the deep logical flaw in the bumper sticker people.”
  • “I’m a strong woman and I don’t need help.”–“A friend of mine responded that, well, some of us aren’t strong, and some can’t set boundaries, and why do these people deserve to feel uncomfortable or even unsafe just because they don’t have the capability to be ‘strong’ in this way?”
  • Mystery Flora: Bitey McBiterson–“Some are subtle and devious jerks, drawing you in by seeming all tame and pretty, then giving you a stealthy stab.”
  • So close–“C0nc0rdance is basically making the same mistake (to a lesser degree!) this clown in his comments is doing, caricaturing the feminist position because he doesn’t have the slightest clue what it is, so he fills it in with garbage he heard on the internet.”

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The Reading List, 7/27/2014