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

Money is not 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.)

This article about how Japanese people make businesses out of American cultural icons has kind of a patronizing tone, but it's also interesting.

They're right. I can't throw any of those things 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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