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! :D
-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!