Last weekend, Steve and I checked out a bunch of local craft fairs. At one of them, we ran into Joolie of I Am Joolienn. She’s been reading my blog, and she even made a headband inspired by my constant giant-bow-wearing!
-A really important read: Why I will never advocate weight loss surgery.
-Every single woman in America is now “curvy.”
-Aren’t you uncomfortable? The things we assume about fat people.
-What if you’re too big for Lane Bryant? A resource list for people who are sized out of many plus size stores.
-How to make DIY googly eye bows.
-Boutique to know: LUCY. I especially like the black and white damask dress!
Another highlight of our arts/crafts-event hopping: a giant jellyfish crocheted out of both yarn and plastic:
-Serena Williams is not a costume.
-Where is Sage Smith, a missing transgender teenager of color?
-The top ten relationship words that aren’t translatable into English.
-PSY and the acceptable Asian man.
-This post isn’t recent, but it makes some points that need to be said over and over again: The distress of the privileged.
-Why food challenges are problematic.
-On a related note, Kate Harding makes a very good point about the way people respond to such challenges.
-Roxane Gay has a diverse list of book recommendations, in contrast to the many all-white book lists out there.
-As a grammar nerd myself, I love Marianne’s post about grammar and language.
-Starcrossed: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s bizarre anti-Mayan rant. This was especially disappointing because I’m such a big fan of his. I don’t know what he was thinking.
-You are not a family man if you kill your family: a primer on writing about domestic violence.
-Two wonderful weddings from Offbeat Bride: Leah and Lisa’s fantastical whirlwind wedding of rainbows and butterflies and Top hats and tails at this Brooklyn winery wedding.
-How to thrift your holiday gifts.
-New England, especially my adopted home of Massachusetts, is on the forefront of renewable energy. Hells yeah MA!
-So…remember how I was talking about how it sucks that so much interesting FA work is going on in XOJane, a non-FA space that publishes some really terrible stuff? Well….yeah. They recently published something even worse than their usual linkbait: a Good Men Project cross-post which you can read about here on Feministe (trigger warning for rape). I am so tempted to boycott XOJane, but…I can’t give up my Lesley and Marianne fix. Ugggh.
There have been a bunch of good responses to the GMP debacle from the feminist blogosphere, including these two:
-Inside baseball with Feministe and the Good Men Project.
-Good Men Project’s rape faceplant, predators, and the social license to operate.
To end on a lighter note, here are some animals dressed up for the holidays. I hope you all have a great weekend!