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I've just finished an anthology written by folks who work in higher education. I've noticed an ubiquitous and peculiar stylistic fillip that didn't appear in my textbooks when I was in college.

It appears most often as the bridging sentence between paragraphs, in the form:

[Things concluded & proven] comma then comma [introduce this new concept/approach/fact]

Where did this come from? Does this "comma then comma" replace an earlier rhetorical move I didn't notice?

How can I make it go away?

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The Fat Nutritionist, aka Michelle Allison, is a smart thinker and clear writer. Her education and experience as a Registered Dietician and fat woman illuminate her understanding of dieting harms and how to move forward into “competent eating.”

CN: why diet talk is so horrible )

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Annalee Flower [twitter.com profile] leeflower
has a GREAT! intro post re: SFF & Disability.
http://thebias.com/2016/02/16/the-geeks-guide-to-disability/
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I’m hoping that if I walk through some of the more common misconceptions, I can move the needle a little–or at least save myself some time in the future, because I’ll be able to give people a link instead of explaining all this again.
[…snipped…]
The science fiction community tends to take this diluted version of the medical model to extremes. Because we’re used to speculating about abilities that humans could have if certain fictitious conditions were met, some of us consider all human bodies fundamentally broken. It’s easy for us to fall into the trap of thinking that, for example, since being able to fly unaided would be really cool and convenient, we must all be disabled because we can’t fly.

Here’s the thing, though. Because we can’t fly, we have built a world that is accessible to people who cannot fly. We build roads and sidewalks to facilitate ground travel and elevators to provide access to tall buildings.

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Read it and link like a wild thing :,)
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[personal profile] sonia publishes a monthly newsletter, which always opens my eyes and helps me breathe deeper. This month the topic was "Deflect the Tone Argument." I knew it would be good based on this one sentence:
begin quote There is no tone calm enough to express uncomfortable truths to someone with the power to refuse to hear. quote ends
It's the kind of direct discourse useful for any adult.

traumahealed.com/articles/deflect-the-tone-argument.html

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