Sunday links, 3/29/15

Saw this great poem on the T on my way to work. It reads: This Is Just To Say, after William Carlos Williams, by Rachel Wiley This is Just to Say/I have eaten/the beauty standards/that were in/the icebox/and which you were probably/clinging to/for profit/Forgive me/They were ridiculous/so binding/and so cold.

Saw this great poem on the T on my way to work. It reads:
This Is Just To Say, after William Carlos Williams, by Rachel Wiley
This is Just to Say/I have eaten/the beauty standards/that were in/the icebox/and which you were probably/clinging to/for profit/Forgive me/They were ridiculous/so binding/and so cold.

Fa(t)shion
Meet the internet’s goth body-positive princess!
Top 10 weirdo-babe plus size shops.
-These 50 Lindy Bop dresses are gorgeous. I especially love #s 1, 5, and 7.
#DropThePlus campaign by Stefania Ferrario and Ajay Rochester ignites social media–but is it invalidating to actual plus size women?
11 Lakme Fashion Week looks that will inspire your spring wardrobe.
6 bloggers wearing gorgeous floral dresses from Igigi.
-My new favorite shop: Asunder, which makes gothy, witchy, Victorian-inspired jewelry.
Which ’90s jewelry trends are primed for a comeback?

Fat Acceptance
How “obesity” became a disease.
The trouble with before-and-after pictures.
Are there fat Asians? Yes, I’m one of them.
-I’m looking forward to Susan Greenhalgh’s upcoming book Fat Talk Nation: The Human Costs of America’s War on Fat.
-Marilyn Wann has started Hank’s Gab Café, a “fat-positive place for people of all sizes and descriptions.”
-If you can, help out Rob, a man who is suffering a health crisis because his doctors spend years blaming his symptoms on his size rather than treating them.

Saw this pinkish-purple SUV on my trip to the Cape last week. If I ever get a car, it will be this color.

Saw this pinkish-purple SUV on my trip to the Cape last week. If I ever get a car, it will be this color.

Climate and Sustainability
The most important thing we can do to fight climate change is try.
Keep it in the Ground campaign: 6 things we’ve learned.
Costa Rica powered with 100% renewable energy for 75 straight days.

Jobs and the Economy
From Etsy to Sweatsy: how a handmade mecca went from part of the movement to part of the problem.
Want to rebuild the left? Take socialism seriously.
Free trade isn’t about trade. It’s about bureaucrats–and guns.
What it looks like when men are allowed to take 480 days of paternity leave.

An ocean beach on the Cape--no ice floes, but still pretty.

An ocean beach on the Cape–no ice floes, but still pretty.

Everything Else
Every argument about Buffy on the internet, from 1998 until now.
The “decline” of marriage isn’t a problem.
Don’t #BoycottIndiana; instead, if you can, donate to a group that supports LGBT people there, like the Indiana Youth Group.
-A nuanced take on cultural appropriation and the importance of multicultural creative work.
Friday Night Meatballs: how to change your life with pasta.
At a Jewish Voice for Peace conference: this is what solidarity looks like.
Support the work of Feministing, one of my favorite blogs.
-An interview with Anayvette Martinez, leader of the group formerly known as the Radical Brownies.
A Q&A with Alicia Garza, cofounder of #BlackLivesMatter.
Fresh Off Boat isn’t perfect, but it saved my relationship with my mom.
Why what you do doesn’t seem important, but actually is.
-One of the biggest reasons harassment persists on social media is the lack of diversity at social media companies.
What TIME gets all wrong about Pretty Woman, prostitution, and sex trafficking.
15 phenomenal female circus performers.
What I’ve finally concluded about 12-step programs after 25 years writing about drugs and addiction.
-I’m glad that there exists a 1990s coloring book.
14 huge dogs that just want to cuddle.
Magical photos of Siberian huskies playing on a mirror-like frozen lake in Russia’s arctic region.
23 times golden retrievers failed so hard but were so cute it didn’t matter.

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5 thoughts on “Sunday links, 3/29/15

  1. Thank you for sharing my cultural appropriation article – I really appreciate it. I’ve been enjoying/learning from the other links, too. And the outfits in your other blog posts are fabulous!

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