June 22nd, 2014

red panda eating bamboo

accidental linkspam

I was collecting these in an email post and sent it by accident, so I guess it's time to clean them up and post them already!

Cute decorations for your electrical outlets
https://www.etsy.com/listing/188515319/amaze-cat-electric-outlet-wall-art

Money is not a resource
http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2014/06/02/what-is-money-alan-watts-on-the-false-idea-that-money-is-a-resource/

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tracking food illness by searching Yelp reviews. (Perhaps one of the few positive uses for government tracking powers.)
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/05/23/dining/reviews-on-yelp-help-track-illness.html

This article about how Japanese people make businesses out of American cultural icons has kind of a patronizing tone, but it's also interesting.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-japan-copied-american-culture-and-made-it-better-180950189/

They're right. I can't throw any of those things out.
http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-useless-products-that-nobody-can-throw-out/

This is part of the reason I like the asexual community even though I'm not asexual. http://meloukhia.net/2014/06/dont_be_a_sex-positive_jerk/
I’ve written here before about the very specific brand of sex-positivity I loathe, in which people seem bound and determined to press their sexuality on other people, insisting that sex is fantastic for everyone and everyone enjoys sex, creating a hypersexual, charged environment that refuses to acknowledge the complexities of human sexuality. Sex is awesome, under this framework, so everyone’s into it, and a ‘sex positive’ environment is not simply a place in which people can talk about sexuality without shame or judgement, but an environment in which sexuality is actively pushed on people. It’s all sexy, all the time.


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