Since I skipped my links post last week, I thought I should do one this week to catch up. But somehow it is already after 5, and I need to go make dinner soon... so we'll just see how this goes. You may get more catch up links next week.
First of all, if you missed me tweeting and writing about the fact that Annorlunda Books is having a "Fill Your eReader" sale in which the ebook versions of all titles are just $0.99- go read about it now. That sale includes the job search book I wrote, so if a non-academic job search is in your plans for 2016, now is a great time to grab a copy of that book.
Let's start the new year on a happy note with a few things I loved:
The 2015 White House photo wrap up.
Aretha Franklin singing for Carole King at The Kennedy Center Honors concert.
Gina Rodriguez speaking to Rita Moreno at the same event.
Let's move on to things people wrote that I really liked, and that made me think:
This post from Sady Doyle about liking Hillary Clinton. My feelings about Clinton are more mixed, but I found myself nodding along to a lot of things in that post.
This piece from Jess Zimmerman about parody Twitter accounts. I follow @SwiftonSecurity at my real name account and her tweets are great.
The Language: A Feminist Guide blog had a great year end wrap up of sexism in language/speaking.
This piece from Josh Bernstein about how the GamerGate/4chan/MRA stuff is forming into a counterculture. Sticking with the geek culture bit of that for a minute, Laurie Penny and Damien Walter both have some really good things to say on the subject.
The decision by the grand jury not to indict the officer who shot Tamir Rice led to two very good pieces about what this is doing to our justice system. Jamelle Bouie writes about requiring police to accept risk. Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about how it is delegitimizing policing. Conor Friedersdorf writes about how it makes him hesitant to call 911.
I've got more links people sent to me and that I bookmarked, but I'm running out of time. And I still need something happy to end on. Let's end with some StarWars: Carrie Fisher is awesome.
I never really wanted to be Princess Leia growing up. But damn, I sure hope to be like @carrieffisher as I grow old <3— Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) December 31, 2015
Daisy Ridley has big shoes to fill. Luckily, it seems she is up to it. (Click all the way through to the Instagram)
And people have argued she doesn't "look" badass. Gentlemen, adjust your expectations of what badass looks like. https://t.co/RoEYOT7KWD— Wandering Scientist (@wandsci) December 30, 2015
And now, it is time to go make dinner....