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Weekly Linkroll

Another Sunday. No ice yesterday or today, so I’m calling the weekend a win, just on that count. Yesterday, in fact, was wonderful with good friends and music! I’ll talk more about that in tomorrow’s post, though.

Today, as usual (for the most part), it’s time to share links with all y’all.

Girl Gamer Tells Guy to Shove His ‘Fake Geek Girl’ Crap In the Most Epic Way Imaginable
Well played, Ms. Johnston, well played. *applause* (from The Mary Sue)

Federal Appeals Court Explains Why Rubber Fetuses And High Schools Don’t Mix
Ian Millhiser at Think Progress on an anti-choice student group’s attempt to spread their message at their Roswell, NM high school. It doesn’t go well.

Why the mantis shrimp is my new favorite animal
The Oatmeal on the most amazing (and scary) shrimp you will have ever heard of. Blood-soaked rainbows!

What Major World Cities Look Like at Night, Minus the Light Pollution
The Smithsonian’s blog looks at French photographer Thierry Cohen‘s attempt to give cities back the night sky. Beautiful work.

How the ‘System of Beauty’ Hurts Female Politicians
Garance Franke-Ruta at The Atlantic discusses a new study that finds that media coverage of a woman can effect voters’ opinions of her negatively, even if the coverage is positive. Questions on the study itself, as well. Interesting.

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Shame of Three Strikes Laws
Matt Taibbi at The Rolling Stone takes on how horrible and stupid three strikes laws are. I remember when California’s law passed. I voted against it because I thought it was insane to take sentencing discretion out of the hands of judges. In prison for the rest of your life for a pair of socks, is that just?

The Best Bad Chart You Could Hope For
The folks at Skepchick have been doing Bad Chart Thursdays since January, bad charts being those graphs that people come up with to justify whatever bogus argument they’re trying to make. Up until this one, the Skepchicks have been creating their own mocking versions. This is a real one and it is awesome!

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Weekly Linkroll

Another Sunday is well under way. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone who’s into that. I’m still processing the verdict in the Steubenville rape case and wondering at the insanity of the news coverage of it all. Those poor rapists and their ruined lives. The pity party going on for them is just outrageous.

Well, you know what? If you don’t rape people, you don’t ruin your life. Pretty simple. Maybe try that the next time the option presents itself.

Anyway, let’s see what else happened on the internet this week.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Artist Lee Moyer discusses sexism in cover art, prompted by questions from Jim Hines. An interesting read.

Pope Francis Vs. Black Francis
Well, the Catholic Church has a new pope who took the name Francis. It was only a matter of time. Thanks, Mother Jones, for doing it first.

The Rhetorical Power of Pig Pain
Shakesville’s super takedown of Richard Dawkins’ assholish tweeting about abortion this week. FYI: fetal pain is a myth. This guy is supposed to be a scientist?

Sir Patrick Stewart: ‘Violence Against Women Is Learned’
Patrick Stewart talks personally about domestic violence for Amnesty International. Wonderful and heartwrenching.

The Art Of Asking: For Writers And Storytellers
Chuck Wendig at Terrible Minds ponders AFP’s amazing TED talk. What does it mean for writers?

Dad hacks Donkey Kong for his daughter; Pauline now saves Mario
Ars Technica on the latest Donkey Kong hack. I heard about this on NPR earlier this week. Neat!

Happy St. Urho’s Day, 2013
I like this idea for a holiday better than St. Patrick’s Day, really. Bug Girl’s Blog gives us the lowdown.

What if “it” REALLY were an inside job, not a terrorist attack?
Teacherken over at Daily Kos has the inside scoop. The truth seems pretty clear.

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Weekly Linkroll

And another Sunday has arrived. Let’s see what links grabbed my interest in the past week. Please share your own in the comments. I’d love to learn more about inspires/interests/amuses you. 🙂 Continue reading

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