Quickies: The great molasses flood, 3D printing a tumor, and dating as an autistic woman
- Nearly a century later, structural flaw in molasses tank revealed – Yesterday was the anniversary of Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919. From Buzz Parsec.
- NASA Pluto probe begins science observations ahead of epic flyby – From Criticaldragon1177.
- Man saves wife’s sight by 3D printing her tumor – Or, as the first comment made by the husband clarifies, they both worked together to do the research, create the model, and make it available to her doctors. From Mary.
- Are you angry with me?: Dating as an autistic woman – “Through my early twenties I found that many guys would hone in on my “cute eccentricity,” my “beautiful weirdness,” and, yes, my “adorable awkwardness.” Autism didn’t come into it for them — I was not what people imagined when they heard the word.”
- Cute Animal Friday! Today’s theme, thanks to Eric and Jamie, is animals on buses: first a cat, then a dog. And here’s a bonus, David Tennant narrating cute animals.
I feel compelled to say that one of the things that I absolutely adore about the Skepchick network is the coverage of intersection between non-neurotypical presentation and sex/gender identity. Even as a cis-, male, non-autistic-spectrum person, this is incredibly dear to me as a bisexual, otherwise-neuro-atypical, really-believes-in-justice person. So, many thanks for the toast article.
Thank you so much! Intersectionality and representing diverse viewpoints is really important to us and it’s always wonderful to hear from readers who appreciate it.
And though I’m not on the spectrum, the author’s experience of having her own self-identity ignored and ridiculed by others really resonated with me.
Its important to emphasis that a disability is not a static thing, you still grow old, you still learn, you mature, you cope all in varying degrees, just like the rest of us.
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