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Reading Wednesday
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 at 12:41 pm
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Currently reading Like everybody else in the internet, the famous MeFi thread on Emotional Labour. I haven't found it as mindblowing as some people because I already knew that emotional labour existed, and I agree with the commenters in the thread that this is basically a second-wave style consciousness-raising exercise about what used to be called wifework, but that doesn't mean it's not valuable. It's also the case that the MeFi thread is an absolute masterpiece of moderation; the mods have kept 1500 comments directly on topic, and kept out nearly all the annoying derails where people try to prove that feminism is wrong or unnecessary.

Long thread is long, so here are some round-ups I've seen where people have made helpful comments and extracted what they think are the best comments:
Up next Faute de mieux, probably The three-body problem by Cixin Liu. I've seen very mixed reviews of it (I've skimmed them to get impressions without spoilers); some people think it's amazing classic / hard SF, some people think it's really innovative because it comes from a different culture than the American-centric one we're used to, some people think it's awful both writing-wise and scientifically. I'm kind of intrigued by it and it's another I'd like to consume before the Hugo results are announced. Plus I already have it on my ereader and I'm heading back to Keele today and might not have time to pick out something else instead.

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