There’s no crying in linkspam (18 June 2013)

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2 thoughts on “There’s no crying in linkspam (18 June 2013)

  1. Ronixis

    There was a thought I had regarding this post:
    http://geekfeminism.org/2010/03/28/but-women-are-an-advanced-social-skill/
    and things like it, and the open thread is closed, so I hope it’s okay to post here. (It’s where the contact page suggests if the open thread is closed, so that’s what I’m guessing.) Often, people on the autism spectrum are recommended some sort of “social skills” type books. However, some of the stuff in those books can be rather suspect when incorporating gender, and it can be difficult to pick that out (I would submit that if you can determine precisely what advice in the book is good and what should be ignored, perhaps you don’t need the book in the first place). I would be very interested in the existence of a social-skills book in this vein that was both aimed at the development of social skills generally (perhaps with an ASD target audience) and explicitly feminist (as opposed to learning social skills regularly, and then proceeding to learn what about them is wrong). However, I don’t know who could write such a book, or if one already exists (I’ve tried looking for things like “feminist social skills”).

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