- Edith Margaret Garrud – In one of my most satisfying internet research rabbit hole jaunts ever, I’ve discovered this 4’11” suffragette who spent 14 years studying bartitsu and jiujitsu, starred in the UK’s first martial arts film, and as the head of Emmeline Pankhurst’s bodyguard unit made a career out of training women to beat up cops who tried to disrupt Women’s Suffrage rallies. She’s a featured entry on a website called Badass of the Week, which offers the wonderful quotation, “Physical force seems to be the only thing in which women have not demonstrated their equality to men, and whilst we are waiting for the evolution which is slowly taking place and bringing about that equality, we might just as well take time by the forelock and use ju-jitsu.”
- “As Black As We Want To Be” – Engrossing episode of the fairly new radio show State of the Re:Union, which profiles a pair of towns in Ohio that are subject to deep and abiding racial tensions despite there not being visible racial differentiation between the relevant populations. As stark an example as you could ever need that race is a social construct.
- Rick Bowes on Stonewall at 40 – an account of the Stonewall riot from someone who was there.
- Third Sound – a description of a type of sound that only occurs in superfluids.
- Imgur photo set of less well-known animals.
- Little Nemo – The Internet Archive has a complete set of the 1905-1914 run of Windsor McCay’s Little Nemo comics.
- “This Happens: Sexual Assault Between Queer Women” – Important article on Autostraddle.
- Technique for including the mitochondria of a third party in an in-vitro fertilization.
- Collection of Scrivener Templates – I haven’t looked at these yet, but want to remember to check them out.
- Why Is Kink Fun? – An article by Greta Christina on what people get out of kinky sex.
- How To Use a Hot Spoon to Instantly Relieve Itchy Bug Bites – It works. I tried it, and it works. This article is life-changing. I feel like a great secret of the universe had been kept from me until now.
- I don’t know what this gif is, but I can’t stop watching it.
- The Finkbeiner Test – Like the Bechdel Test, but for articles about female scientists.
- And, finally, a fascinating lecture in which Ken Ono discusses his discovery of a fractal structure for partition numbers, which has allowed him to derive an exact formula for the partition function.
PostedJuly 10, 2013 — 11:42 am
TagsEdith Margaret Garrud, Emmeline Pankhurst, Finkbeiner Test, Greta Christina, Ken Ono, kink, Physics, Rick Bowes, Scrivener, State of the Re:Union, suffragettes, tabclosing, too many tags, Windsor McCay