Quick Links

More Ithaca Awesomeness

Upcoming events

Ongoing programs & events

Petitions and Public Letters

WordPressTumblrEmailShare

Upcoming in Ithaca

Some folks I know are having some interesting events, coming up soon(ish) in Ithaca. Check these out and please share the links! Thanks.

Llllllllinnnnnks

Linkerbell: The Playing God Edition

Here are some stories about humans playing God. (Note that you could replace the word “God” with the word “Evolution” and/or “Nature” and you get the same effect from these articles, if you’re an atheist.)

See also (unrelated links!):

Linkety Link Link

Wealth breeds creepiness.

Help feed rescued cats and kittens!

Help make a universal emergency survival “go bag” happen.

Humans, just so you know, earth rhinos are the only rhinos. #extinction

“Shoot” with a camera, not a harpoon.

See, this is why I think fundamentalism is a form of child abuse.

When I read articles about animal rights by non-vegans I’m like, dude, this is an awesome effort and all, but there are lots of books written about this that would be helpful background here. (Sorry y’all, but seriously!)

If you care about the future of the world you should not be eating cows, to be clear.

Linktastic

Huffington Post reports, “Mass Shooting Analysis Finds Strong Domestic Violence Connection.” I am not surprised.

If you’re in Ithaca, there are weekly protests against drone warfare, and in support of peace activist Mary Anne Grady. Every Saturday. Peace is possible, but only if we work to make it happen.

Iggy Azalea continues to be popular despite her obvious cooptation, following in the footsteps of Adele and Amy Winehouse (not to mention Elvis Presley et al). Hmmm.

This Jezebel article from a couple of weeks back about a men’s rights conference is pretty sad but also useful information, I guess.

This article about human cognitive evolution is fun.

Doing feminist sci fi research? Get a Le Guin Fellowship.

Here are portraits of search-and-rescue dogs working on 9/11. Note that these dogs had no choice in whether to participate, and no way of knowing the hazards involved. Their health has been just as affected as the health of human rescuers on that day. (In fact, I heard all of them are dead. Correct me if I’m wrong.)

Kesiena says It’s Time for White Feminists to Stop Talking About Solidarity and Start Acting (Autostraddle):

I recently wrote a Facebook status explaining how sick and tired I am of asking white people to stop wearing bindis and fashioning their hair into the mess that they have the audacity to call dreadlocks. Predictably, it didn’t end well. I explained that I can’t abide the blatant and flagrant cultural appropriation of symbols that are dear to people of colour. It’s simply not fair that people of colour’s own cultural markers mark them out as ‘backwards’, ‘unclean’ or ‘unprofessional.’ Meanwhile white people don the same things and are lauded for their (stolen) creativity and uniqueness. White women who have sat by my side in feminist meetings, who I was once proud to call my sisters, rushed to shout me down and accuse me of stirring hatred and racism and it then dissolved into personal attacks on my character. The thing that really struck me was their repeated affirmations that they cared deeply about tackling racism and wanted to work together to end it. Well to them I say: listen the hell up when a woman of colour calls you out!

Linky McLinkpants

Also: Responses to Jack Halberstam’s “You are Triggering Me”:

Linkification

The last article is also good advice for dogs, cats, goldfish, or any small helpless living beings of any species, really.

Linktown

Here are some links. Catching up.

I may not have money but I have HTML

If you can’t contribute, please consider passing these links on. These are all such awesome folks, and they need support!