Afternoon Inqueery

AI: Internet Reading Material

I’ve been in a bit of a rut lately with regard to intake of new content – I’ve been busy with both school and various creative projects and not left a lot of time to keep up with things.  But I have a pile of things – mostly articles, some comics and the like – bookmarked, that I go back and read when I need a pick-me-up or motivation boost or something else of the sort, and that I find myself often linking to other people because they come up as relevant to conversations I have over and over again.

Since I’m about to ask you all what some of your perennial favorite pieces of Internet are, here are a few of mine (an essay, a comic, and a poem, respectively):

Pretending to be Wise (what I bring up every time someone talks about being ‘neutral’ in a social justice conflict like it’s a virtue)

Marie Curie (actually, this is printed out and pinned to my bulletin board in my office, but close enough)

Prolate Spheroids (…also printed and pinned…)

What are some bookmarks you go back to (and send other people to) again and again?  Why are they particularly special/meaningful/otherwise awesome to you?

The Afternoon Inqueery (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Queereka community. Look for it every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 3pm ET.

Featured image is from xkcd.

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Dae is a chemical engineering graduate student who aspires to become a mad scientist, but is prepared to settle for being a professor. Her extracurricular academic interests are an ever-shifting list, but currently include temperament psychology, philosophy, transhumanism, and pre-modern literature. She identifies as a bisexual cis-woman, as well as a feminist, humanist, atheist, and roleplaying game enthusiast.

1 Comment

  1. May 10, 2013 at 8:18 am —

    It’s not so much reading material as a documentary, but I like pointing people to when talking about either how humans are special snowflakes or about animal cognition. Also, crows are awesome. (Speaking of )

    Also, while pitching, anyway, I like and and also

    When I feel like doing some mild trolling and

    When talking trans rights and support, I like because the family support in the video is awesome.

    Greta Christina has a ton of stuff like and

    I link to the Skepchick network and FTB a fair bit in general.

    When combating arguments from ignorance, I say, “Just because we don’t know how something works yet (why is the sun’s corona hotter than it’s surface?) doesn’t mean we can’t find out (MAGNETISM!),” and then I point to

    And, naturally, I point to my own blog a bit (atheistic support for morality, vegetarianism, LGBT support, and feminism) (Arguments against a sexist runner) (an unfavorable critique of Kara Walker’s work as it relates to race relations with a nod to Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s work for the same at the end))

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