Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wednesday Reading

Sometimes I’m crazy…
by Coco Femme Fontaine
So what does it mean to live with a personality disorder? Well it means that sometimes I’m crazy, I struggle with affective dysregulation – I often express big, painful and intense reactions to stimuli that would not typically in non-sufferers cause so much internal and external upheaval.
Read More at Confession of a Drag Queen


Happy New Year Indeed
by Rabia Chaudry
I never thought it would actually happen. That Jay Wilds would give an interview. When I saw his Facebook post last week, the one that quickly disappeared, I thought either someone would advise him to not to talk or the DA’s office in Maryland would make sure he didn’t.
Read More at Split the Moon


On Nerd Entitlement
by Laurie Penny
These are curious times. Gender and privilege and power and technology are changing and changing each other. We've also had a major and specific reversal of social fortunes in the past 30 years. Two generations of boys who grew up at the lower end of the violent hierarchy of toxic masculinity - the losers, the nerds, the ones who were afraid of being creeps - have reached adulthood and found the polarity reversed. Suddenly they're the ones with the power and the social status. Science is a way that shy, nerdy men pull themselves out of the horror of their teenage years. That is true. That is so. But shy, nerdy women have to try to pull themselves out of that same horror into a world that hates, fears and resents them because they are women, and to a certain otherwise very intelligent sub-set of nerdy men, the category "woman" is defined primarily as "person who might or might not deny me sex, love and affection".
Read More at The New Statesman


The Truth About Alcohol Flushing, or “Asian Glow”
by Joyce
Like many an Asian out there, I turn pretty darn red when I drink. Not just a cute “oh she has a lot of blush on” kind of way. I mean, I sometimes get red and splotchy all over my entire body. It always starts in the face and then slowly spreads down, and before I know it, I’m as red as the nose on Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. Everyone around me tries to take my drinks away, thinking I’m far drunker than I really am, and I end up having to use the black and white filter on all my pics. Bummer. 
Read More at Tea With MD


Jazz Bagpiper Rufus Harley: A man who really did go his own way
by David Futrelle
[T]oday I present you a man who truly did go his own way: Jazz bagpiper Rufus Harley, who played a kind of music that was truly his own. (The folks on I’ve Got a Secret certainly couldn’t figure him out.) He also seems to have been a pretty decent guy, to boot.
Read More at We Hunted the Mammoth


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