Links Lundi

Mia has a story published on The Toast and you should read it! It’s LGBT-friendly and also about werewolves!

Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds. I still can’t get over how good this piece is at summing up rape culture.

The Kickstarter to bring back Reading Rainbow on the Internet and in classrooms has raised over $3 million in less than a week. If you haven’t been following its progress, you really should.

Yes And Yes offers a compendium of life advice from awesome women.

14 of the best #YesAllWomen tweets.

One of the things I think everyone admired most about Maya Angelou was how she quietly inspired everyone around her to stand up against oppression, even if you felt you could only do a little.  She knew that every little bit helps:


4 thoughts on “Links Lundi

  1. So far, everything I’ve read by Arthur Chu has been surprisingly eye-opening. You’re right, that he really sums up some of the most incorrigible and deleterious facets of the male nerd’s interpretation of women.

    I can only speak from experience, but I was that nerd. I held those same views, I followed the now-termed “friendzone” patterns, for years and years. For myself, change didn’t come from experiencing that none of it worked (regrettably) or noticing the terrible effects my actions were having on the target of my affections (more regrettably). For me, an XKCD comic called me out and shamed me enough to break my fragile view.

    Call it a success story, because when I finally gave up immature and dehumanizing attempts at relationship subterfuge, Amy mysteriously noticed me and we fell in love. I call it a success story because I was freed from a petty, cruel, and unrealistic mentality that still grips my culture.

    Sorry for the random rant. Again–I agree! Why can’t nerds understand that important concepts of Respect and Personal Value? I mean, gamers love achievements, leaderboards, heroes and scores, and yet we all struggle with applying these ideas to anyone but ourselves.

  2. I have seen that XKCD comic. It’s a good one, and I’m always pleased with how he addresses similar subjects (not to mention all the math stuff). He’s like a comic version of ELI5!

    Never apologize for leaving a comment like that! I really appreciate you sharing your story. I’m always happy to hear about people a) actually being self-aware and evaluating themselves, and b) making changes for the better – and I always like to hear how my friends got together with their OTPs. 😉

  3. Oh, Dr. Angelou. It was wonderful to see so many people honoring her work and legacy–she’s directly impacted the scholarship and the lives of a lot of black women, and other folks besides. So amazing.

    (And thank you for linking to my story, I’m still so happy that it got published!)

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