Link Love (2014-10-11)

Religion

“So let’s assume for the sake of argument that impure motives led me to question my faith.  Go ahead and assume away.  That’s still unrelated to whether or not invisible spirits really exist.  This is a classic protective mechanism which all vulnerable ideologies must employ in order to defend themselves from hostile invaders (like critical thinking and empiricism).  I’ve decided I just don’t care to engage this argument anymore because I’ve seen it for what it is.  It’s a brilliant and effective diversionary maneuver like the pyrotechnics of Bruce Wayne, the vulnerable human cloaked in millions of dollars worth of kevlar and black paint.  But it’s a change of subject every time, and I’m not falling for it anymore.  You shouldn’t, either.” Changing the Subject – Godless in Dixie

Equality

“And, again, what Sarkeesian is doing is standard pop culture criticism, of the kind that films and books have been subjected to for decades – and TvsWVG is pretty good. It’s thorough and accessible, and it’s both a good introduction to the concept of feminist cultural criticism and an example of the increasing respect that games receive as an artform. The world was a very tedious place when all people asked was whether games were art at all; now that we know that they are, in their place come both external critiques (which includes TvsWVG) and intelligent responses from the industry itself (such as Jonathan Blow’s Braid, a platformer which deconstructs the “damsel in distress” trope).” Tropes vs Anita Sarkeesian: on passing off anti-feminist nonsense as critique – New Statesman

10 intriguing female revolutionaries that you didn’t learn about in History class – Whizzpast

“Because as Roberts rightly points out, there’s a significant difference between history as written and history as happened, with a further dissonance between both those states and history as it’s popularly perceived. For instance: female pirates – and, indeed, female pirates of colour – are very much an historical reality. The formidable Ching Shih, a former prostitute, commanded more than 1800 ships and 80,000 pirates, took on the British empire and was successful enough to eventually retire. There were female Muslim pirates and female Irish pirates – female pirates, in fact, from any number of places, times and backgrounds. But because their existence isn’t routinely taught or acknowledged, we assume them to be impossible. The history of women in the sciences is plagued by similar misconceptions, their vital contributions belittled, forgotten and otherwise elided for so many years that even now, the majority of them continue to be overlooked. Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie are far from being exceptions to the rule: Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Leise Meitner and Emmy Noether all contributed greatly to our understanding of science, as did countless others. And in the modern day, young female scientists abound despite the ongoing belief in their rarity: nineteen-year-old Aisha Mustafa has patented a new propulsion system for spacecraft, while a young group of Nigerian schoolgirls recently invented a urine-powered generator. Even the world’s first chemist was a woman.” PSA: Your Default Narrative Settings Are Not Apolitical – shattersnipe

4 Ways Sexist, Macho Culture Hurts Men – Everyday Feminism

Inspirational

“But, here’s the deal…
Being in a good space doesn’t mean you’ll never feel down and out. And despite “doing the work,” you can still get into a funk.
And that doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you.
You have permission to feel down.” Feeling Like a Loser? Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing – Corinne Dobbas

100 Lessons From 100 Yoga Classes – Jessica Lawlor

“I mean, think about it. You might not be happy with something in your life right now (your job, your home, your relationship, your health), and you’ve probably racked your brains trying to come up with a solution. So when you start confiding in someone about it, and they just come back with a throw away “If you’re not happy, change it!”, then you’re gonna be pretty damn pissed.” Why “If you’re not happy, change it” is the worst piece of advice… ever – Kim Lawler

What to Do When You Feel Disconnected From Your Partner – Jennifer Twardowski

Health

11 Signs You’re Not As Healthy As You Think You Are – Mark’s Daily Apple

Find the Perfect Sleep Position – WSJ

Vegetable Haters: How to Start Eating Vegetables – NerdFitness

How to Support Yourself Through Stress – Mary Vance

The Many Things Avocados Do For You (Plus a Recipe!) – Bulletproof Executive

The WHYs behind the Autoimmune Protocol: Alcohol – The Paleo Mom

Recipes

Eggs Benedict (including nut-free Paleo English muffins!! and dairy-free Hollandaise sauce!!!) – The Paleo Mom

Pizza Frittata – Against All Grain

Paleo Sticky Buns – She is Moments

Oven Baked Sweet Crepes (grain, egg, nut and optional dairy free) – Marinya Cottage Kitchen

Pineapple Chili – A Clean Plate

Fermented Gingered Carrots – Chris Kresser

Paleo Cauliflower Lasagne – Popular Paleo

The Ultimate Paleo Sandwich Rolls – Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Lavender Lemonade with Honey – Small Footprint Family

2 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for including me here! 🙂

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