Links: Tuesday, September 24th

September 24, 2013 Links 0

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  • HOODFEMINISM | Life at the Intersection. – Feminist writers Mikki Kendall and Jamie Nesbitt Golden have launched a new feminist blog, and it looks pretty amazo.

    Hood Feminism hopes to accomplish what other sites haven’t. We don’t want to talk at folks; we want them to be part of the conversation. We want to give folks the space to tell their own stories. To talk about the things that matter. To highlight remarkable people doing remarkable things. And to have a little fun.

    There will be original reporting, interviews, and a number of series on topics ranging from homeschooling to police brutality. There will be podcasts and G+ Hangouts and (maybe in the not-so-near future) a live event or two. We want to create a safe space for those who need it most.

    As bell hooks once wrote, “Feminism is for everybody.” We’re gonna make damned sure it is.

  • Shag, Marry, Kill: An Evolutionary Psychologist’s Approach to Jane Austen – I don’t even know, but I wanted to high-five the opening paragraph and buy it a beer.

    Not content with annoying philosophers and scientists, though, the evolutionary psychologists seem to have decided to annoy those of us in the arts and humanities too. Recently some of them set out to uncover the “Mating Strategies Exemplified by Austen’s Characters” (Kruger et al 199).

  • A comment from Wendy Darling – This is the last bit of OMG WTF GOODREADS, I swear. Wendy just had an excellent comment on the whole sordid affair.

    But like most people, I am absolutely appalled that user content has been removed without warning. What was the purpose of that? Why was it so dangerous to allow people the opportunity to edit their shelves and reviews? What would you think if you heard that Twitter was removing user content without notice, or policing your lists? Why aren’t private shelves an option? And most importantly, who was this gesture meant to impress or appease?

  • Moving Your Books from GoodReads to BookLikes – Many of us who’ve thrown up our hands at Goodreads have signed up with BookLikes. This how-to guide features screenshots, but does a good job explaining the steps in text as well.

    So you want to start using BookLikes, but the prospect of manually adding your ENTIRE library of books/reviews is daunting, to say the least. Do not fear. There’s an easy way to your entire book list and reviews from GoodReads and import it into BookLikes. Here is how.

  • Easy Tips for Customizing Your BookLikes Blog – This guide is pretty much entirely in screenshots, but it’s pretty thorough.
  • If you want to follow me on BookLikes, you can find me at Ridley’s Reign of Terror.
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An ice hockey fan from north of Boston and the genre's most beloved troll, Ridley enjoys reading contemporary and historical romance, as well as the odd erotica novel. As someone who uses a wheelchair, she takes a particular interest in disability themes.

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