Harry Potter and the Linkspam of Fire

  • Hey, Audiobooks, That’s Not What Women Sound Like | BookRiot (Dec 2): “I listen to a lot of audiobooks. I average a little over one a week, thanks to my commute. Like a lot of audiobook listeners, I have very strong opinions about what makes a good reader. Depending on the reader and the production, an audiobook performance can range from a one-man play with voices of all kinds to a mellow reading that’s almost too monotonous. The reader matters, but how they read matters more. And there’s one kind of reader that I can no longer tolerate: the male reader who “puts on” a female voice. You know the one I’m talking about.”
  • Fallout 4 and Gender Roles | The Mary Sue (Dec 3): “The Fallout franchise, being heavily influenced by the imagery and iconography of 50’s and 60’s Americana, has always been rather tongue-in-cheek with its presentation of traditional gender roles. Or, as my professor put it: “It’s like the Stepford wives meets Terminator.” As apt a description of the series as I’ve ever heard.”
  • My “Theory” of Codes of Conduct | Almost Diamonds (Dec 7): Stephanie Zvan takes down a misguided theory on codes of conduct by offering more reasons why cones of conduct are useful and necessary.
  • Clementine Ford: Why I reported hotel supervisor Michael Nolan’s abusive comment to his employer | Daily Life (Dec 1): “None of these reactions are surprising. For all their bleating about freedom of speech, these people don’t seem to know what it actually means. It is not the glorious, consequence-free paradise they imagine in which they get to say whatever they like to whomever they like while enjoying the luxury of that person silently taking it with no pushback.”

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