It's time for our Spring 2020 roundup of interesting and useful posts that I found online during the last three months! Check out the links below.
Starting with this quarter in interesting diversions: This Tumblr post presents a chart of different sun gods worshiped in different time zones. This one proposes a super cool way to propose marriage! This New Scientist article talks about a tiny new moon the Earth recently (temporarily) gained.
Onto the important current issue of coronavirus: This Scientific American article presents a reasonable look at preparing to flatten the curve that is still helpful today. This University of Washington website shares coronavirus projections for different U.S. states. This Twitter thread talks about the unknown loss of possibility we will experience, while this thread from fellow chronically ill person and YA author Natasha Ngan gives advice on coping with being stuck at home for an extended period.
Meanwhile, this chart compares the death tolls of different pandemics across history (the coronavirus numbers have since risen to at least 88k):
To lighten things up a little, perhaps, here's a photo from the 1918 flu pandemic of a family who even gave their cat a mask:
Now into social justice territory: this Twitter thread talks about the importance of empowerment in helping young women deal with sexual assault.
This Twitter thread discusses Andrew Wakefield, the researcher who left a legacy of autism/antivaxxer panic. This thread examines a collection of theories used by the chronically ill to explain our experience. This thread by MG author Cindy Baldwin looks at some common ableist tropes in fiction. This one by YA author Marieke Nijkamp shares the basics of talking to disabled people, while this one talks about the basics of autism rights.
This Twitter thread examines the cultural signs that lead up to genocide, which are important to know. This one discusses some of the marginalized groups targeted during the Holocaust.
This Tumblr post looks at how poverty is, in itself, a kind of violence.
Finally, in my own #OCDStory: I made a WIP bingo on my Tumblr! If you're feeling up to it, I'd love for you to play.
Thanks for being here. Once again, I send my well wishes for this difficult time!
What interesting posts have you found recently?
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Images via iwastesomuchtime.com and awed-frog on Tumblr.
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