AI: Links, Links, Links
This Monday was the first meeting of my university’s new feminist society. It pretty much entailed hanging out in the union talking about stuff. This stuff started off being the sort of stuff you’d expect from a meeting of feminists, but degenerated into discussing sci fi, as so many conversations here do. I found myself recommending the Social Justice League’s “How to be a fan of problematic things” post, posting it on the group’s Facebook wall as soon as I got home. I found myself recommending it again to a friend yesterday. It’s one that I seem to return to over and over, as someone who consumes a lot of media but also tries to examine it critically.
Derailing for Dummies is another that seems to be relevant with saddening frequency. I’m sure so many internet debates could be stopped if everyone read that list before they started arguing. It’s almost like an intellectual dishonesty bingo card. On a similar note, this xkcd comic tends to come in handy when I’m trying to describe my inability to just ignore stuff online and make out that I can’t be that strange because of it.
What links do you always find yourself sending to people? Have any particular sites/posts struck you as perfectly summing up what you had to say?
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