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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-02-05 07:52
Subject: [links] Link salad sleeps in
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Tags:culture, ebooks, gender, links, mars, personal, politics, process, publishing, religion, science, writing
Patchwork Dreaming — Gerard Houarner on keeping the story going in your head.

Carl Zimmer responds to Jonathan Franzen’s rant against ebooks. — Very good.

The Upside of Dyslexia

“San Diego Demonoid”: you mean that dead opossum?

Does Mars have life? New study says it’s unlikely on the surface.

In Fuel Oil Country, Cold That Cuts to the Heart

Neil deGrasse Tyson on politicians and the electorate

Islam, Women and the West — Some interesting thinking on Western perceptions of the Islamic world by Jonathan Lyons.

Jury finds Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White guilty on 6 of 7 felony charges — No wonder Republicans claim to be so concerned with voter fraud. After all, if they're committing it, surely everyone else is, too. Right? Anyone?

On eve of Darwin’s birthday, states take steps to limit evolution — It's the full throated support for lunacy like this that obscures the value of any real ideas the conservative movement has. Like flavoring your stew with rat poison, it doesn't matter how good your meat and veggies are.

Romney Is Not the “Stealth Tea Party Candidate” — Note to GOP: Romney is Wall Street delusionary conservative, not a Main Street delusionary conservative.

?otd: How much did you sleep last night?




2/5/2012
Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (1.25 hours on short story revisions, 0.75 hours on Sunspin revisions)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 9.0 (solid)
Weight: 228.0
Currently reading: The Man in the Moone, and Other Lunar Fantasies ed. Faith Pizor

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benschachar_77
User: benschachar_77
Date: 2012-02-06 19:56 (UTC)
Subject: Re: The Plight of Muslim Women
Oronoda had an interesting story about this.

"I remember reading about an Egyptian secular woman making an incredibly valid point. She said people argue that women can choose to wear the veil but it is not a choice if it is between getting raped or not. And in many of these countries, especially the ones that are offered a choice, are often told that if they don't wear it, they will get raped. That is not a choice. That is emotional blackmail."

Anyway, I wasn't debating about the veil or hijab I was just pointing out that there were sections which could be construed like Jordan construed them so he did not not "miss the point" so much as point out a few implicit arguments and comment about those.

Edited at 2012-02-06 08:05 pm (UTC)
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chris_gerrib
User: chris_gerrib
Date: 2012-02-06 20:10 (UTC)
Subject: Re: The Plight of Muslim Women
He pointed out implicit arguments without providing facts to back them up, while dialing the rhetoric to (at least) 11.
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