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Whenever fail like the Readercon debacle occurs, there are always posts and links that speak well beyond that particular fail. Here are the ones I've seen from this round (updated as more are found):

On why women often (even usually) choose not to report harassment, from someone who almost didn't when Aaron Agassi (well-known creep in Boston fandom) did it to her: Why not come forward?

INCITE, an activist organization focused on domestic violence/abuse within activist communities, has this zine on how we can handle abuse and harassment when everyone involved is One Of Us: The Revolution Starts at Home

INCITE also has this pamphlet on street harassment that is short and to the point

This post is on the tactics used to reinforce willful ignorance whenever the subject of sexual harassment or other uncomfortable things come up: Minimise, Doubt, Excuse, Shift Blame

This mother of an autistic child kindly asks us to stop blaming Asperger's every time someone mentions sexual harassment and geeks in the same sentence: I find this offensive

A martial arts teacher (Krav Maga, I believe) explains the binds our social norms place on women such that we are at a severe physical disadvantage by the time we are allowed to act on harassing/assaulting behavior: Where the Boundaries Are Drawn

This YouTube video is a documentary about gender roles that I will watch probably tonight and then have more to say about it: The Codes of Gender

These are posts from friends of the harasser as they struggle to figure out how to incorporate the information that someone they like has sexual harassed women: When the person doing the harassment is a person you like; (placeholder for an even better post I've lost track of)

On people whose reaction to harsh consequences for sexual harassment is "That means no more flirting!" and "I can't talk to women anymore!": If you really think that "speaking to women" is indistinguishable from harassment, there's a problem and it’s not with the rules.
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At least some of you guys might get a kick out of this (via [livejournal.com profile] astartelib):

Athiest holiday advertisements in DC
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At least some of you guys might get a kick out of this (via [livejournal.com profile] astartelib):

Athiest holiday advertisements in DC
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Last night, I was discussing the nature of evil with [livejournal.com profile] njatlas. Today, I stumbled on this recently posted TED talk by a renowned expert on the subject, Philip Zimbardo (warning: contains disturbing images): How ordinary people become monsters. . . or heroes
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Last night, I was discussing the nature of evil with [livejournal.com profile] njatlas. Today, I stumbled on this recently posted TED talk by a renowned expert on the subject, Philip Zimbardo (warning: contains disturbing images): How ordinary people become monsters. . . or heroes
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I find these Lewis Black bits particularly amusing because I have frequently thought things along these lines myself (especially "it's my book, stop trying to tell me how to read it"): start at the 6 minute mark and it continues here
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I find these Lewis Black bits particularly amusing because I have frequently thought things along these lines myself (especially "it's my book, stop trying to tell me how to read it"): start at the 6 minute mark and it continues here
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Canadian means Black: Racists are apparently so marginalized they're creating a new dialect of English.

EA tells Fox to grow the fuck up: Wearing a conservative suit and having a serious expression on your face while saying "Boobies" is not a sign of maturity.
EDIT: Hell freezes over: Jack Thompson thinks Fox is going over the top on Mass Effect. My head hurts.

xkcd artist gets political: Why geeks should go with Obama.

Ron-Paulite makes incredibly misleading statement in unrelated community: I don't dislike Ron Paul himself (he represents a part of the Republican party that I have sorely missed, but I don't think he should actually run anything), but I want to sucker-punch a large portion of his supporters for being utter tools. First they accosted me in Harvard Square and on Newbury Street, now they're spewing falsehoods in my corner of the internet. They make me want to beat them senseless in broad daylight. </Lewis Black>
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Canadian means Black: Racists are apparently so marginalized they're creating a new dialect of English.

EA tells Fox to grow the fuck up: Wearing a conservative suit and having a serious expression on your face while saying "Boobies" is not a sign of maturity.
EDIT: Hell freezes over: Jack Thompson thinks Fox is going over the top on Mass Effect. My head hurts.

xkcd artist gets political: Why geeks should go with Obama.

Ron-Paulite makes incredibly misleading statement in unrelated community: I don't dislike Ron Paul himself (he represents a part of the Republican party that I have sorely missed, but I don't think he should actually run anything), but I want to sucker-punch a large portion of his supporters for being utter tools. First they accosted me in Harvard Square and on Newbury Street, now they're spewing falsehoods in my corner of the internet. They make me want to beat them senseless in broad daylight. </Lewis Black>
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The TED Talks are discussions by the best and brightest of humanity on subjects ranging from the history of electroshock therapy to utterly human principles of design to the dangers of not letting kids do dangerous things. I've posted a few of these talks in the past, but I wanted to share the motherload: all of the talks they have placed online can be found here, with new talks being added on a regular basis. Have at!
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The TED Talks are discussions by the best and brightest of humanity on subjects ranging from the history of electroshock therapy to utterly human principles of design to the dangers of not letting kids do dangerous things. I've posted a few of these talks in the past, but I wanted to share the motherload: all of the talks they have placed online can be found here, with new talks being added on a regular basis. Have at!

Video Soup

Dec. 15th, 2007 01:35 pm
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Welcome to today's installment of Video Soup, featuring LJ-cuts for the bandwidth impaired.

Our first video comes courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] theferret. It features apologies from former leaders of Exodus, an organization that claims to help LBGT folks become het in the name of Jesus (that poor man), to the LBGT community:
Video )

For a bit of contrast we have this video, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] lemasquegris, featuring a techno/industrial version of an old favorite. Enjoy!
Video )

Video Soup

Dec. 15th, 2007 01:35 pm
brynndragon: (Default)
Welcome to today's installment of Video Soup, featuring LJ-cuts for the bandwidth impaired.

Our first video comes courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] theferret. It features apologies from former leaders of Exodus, an organization that claims to help LBGT folks become het in the name of Jesus (that poor man), to the LBGT community:
Video )

For a bit of contrast we have this video, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] lemasquegris, featuring a techno/industrial version of an old favorite. Enjoy!
Video )
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This site is a bit hit or miss, but the hits are amazing: Improv Everywhere

My favorites thus far are "Offshore Gambling" and "Anton Chekov"
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This site is a bit hit or miss, but the hits are amazing: Improv Everywhere

My favorites thus far are "Offshore Gambling" and "Anton Chekov"
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Hey look, Ars Technica has an article about an actual study of the effect of filesharing on music industry profits done by some economists. Isn't that neat? (courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] greyhame)

EDIT: Even more nifty is the study itself (PDF).
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Hey look, Ars Technica has an article about an actual study of the effect of filesharing on music industry profits done by some economists. Isn't that neat? (courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] greyhame)

EDIT: Even more nifty is the study itself (PDF).

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