This week in the Slacktiverse, February 17th, 2014

(posted and compiled by chris the cynic, written by members of The Slacktiverse)

Sorry this is so late.

The Blogaround

Storiteller‘s son is on the move, albeit backwards.  In Goin’ Mobile, she describes how his newfound freedom allows her and her husband to see the world from his perspective a little more.

chris the cynic wrote:

So, Stealing Commas will go on, and on that subject the new computer arrived and the only downside is that it runs on Windows 8, parts of which are disturbingly similar to an Apple.  (But it’s a minor downside with easy workarounds.)

Getting back to the business of actually doing my blog I wrote a post called “Epistemological Synecdoche” about the question of whether it is possible to know something (not completely but meaningfully) by only experiencing part of it.  It was inspired by the question of whether the Bible’s claim that those who love know God (with no reference to even believing in God) was even possible.  Not true, possible.  So that’s the example it mostly sticks with but there’s also some Rise of the Guardians and Twilight used as examples in there.

I did a short and silly post about what the things we call “Locusts” should actually be called.  I had Snarky Bella summarize what’s happened in canon Twilight so far (spoiler: not much) taking where Ana Mardoll is in her deconstructions as the present point.  I wrote more on Long Live the Queen with a partial list of various options I’d add to it given world enough and time.

On the Slacktiverse itself:

In Case You Missed This

Firedrake shared:

A call for female re-titling
MEP (member of European parliament) suggests abandoning “Miss” and “Ms” entirely, and just calling all women “Mrs”.

Mary Beard on the public voice of women
More an historical review than a prescription for solving the problem, but still interesting.

Things You Can Do

No submissions this week, feel free to comment with things you think fit.

–Co-authored by the Slacktiverse Community


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