Hi everyone! May has been such a disorganized month I don’t even know what I’m doing anymore. But I have a ton of internet items to share!
This article hits home in a big way. As someone who has dealt with weight and body issues since 4
th grade, I feel nothing but pity for someone who’s self-worth is so intricately tied to their size. It’s a hard, vicious battle. And no one should be made to feel that they’re worthless because they don’t hit some sort of stupid ideal. I was disturbed when I saw the first preview of Revenge Body while watching TV and I’m even more disturbed now. https://bitchmedia.org/article/body-kardashian/khlo%C3%A9%E2%80%99s-revenge-body-and-strict-demands-family-business
This might just be the best way to keep track of your reading pile. Bullet journal junkies, this is for you.
I kind of want to invest in a big stick. And use it. Someone just please end the mansplaining.
This comic from the Oatmeal really speaks to me. If you were to ask me on a routine basis whether I feel happy, I’d truthfully say no. But I’m not unhappy.
The Handmaid’s Tale, but I don’t know if I can watch the show because the book alone disturbs me on such a visceral level. This article brings up something I never thought of when I read the book, or when I’ve read other dystopic fiction: ensuring diversity and addressing race and prejudice properly and realistically. It’s incredible food for thought. https://theundefeated.com/features/hulu-handmaids-tale/
And just to maintain the terror, here’s one superb take on
The Handmaid’s Tale and why it has been reintroduced to audiences at such a good time. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/27/handmaids-tale-timely-terrifying-hulu-series-margaret-atwood?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=The+week+in+patriarchy&utm_term=223717&subid=22649583&CMP=patriarchy
Finally to wrap things up with irony, here’s a fact I bet you didn’t know about a certain species of dragonflies.
I have been all over the internet this month, so there’s a lot to share. Enjoy!
Have you ever wondered what those schoolyard bullies turn into? I’ve had to deal with a Regina type. Funny when she left how everyone at my job started getting along a lot better.
It’s hokey but true: a picture is worth a thousand words. What words come to your mind when you see all these male authored books flipped backwards?
If you’re a language nerd, like me, check out these 10 things about the Englihs language.
I am a naturally negative person. I simply have trouble seeing the bright side of things. But I’m willing to try a few of these 10 things to make my life better.
This infuriates me. Good thing Angela Merkel has a better hold on her temper than me.
If you don’t know the horrifying events happening in Chechnya right now, this is an important read. It makes me sick to my stomach.
And if that got a fire burning under you, here are 8 calls to action so you can help.
I’m finding this world a difficult place to exist in right now. It’s hard to believe what humans do to each other. All any of us can do is stay positive, stay informed, and help in any way we can.
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Since March is a woman-focused month, what with International Women’s Day happening on the 8
th, I decided this was a great excuse to be women- and feminist-focused myself. Please enjoy these great reads.
This professor took her students to see the inimitable Roxanne Gay in person. If you haven’t read anything by Gay, you need to remedy that. I loved
, and I’ll be reading Bad Feminist very soon. Difficult Women http://msmagazine.com/blog/2017/02/23/watching-personal-meet-political/
I really really like Roxanne Gay. And Simon and Schuster not so much right now.
I genuinely detest any person who thinks they get to have a say over another’s body, so I won’t get started on certain laws in certain places. I hope this particular Viagra law goes far so that the unenlightened members of society understand how intrusive those certain laws are.
Feminists have boobs?! In all seriousness, though, this is ridiculous about Emma Watson.
And before we place Watson on a pedestal, here are two posts you should read. This
http://wearyourvoicemag.com/more/fashion/emma-watson-white-feminist and this http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/a9101840/emma-watson-beyonce-feminism/.
This list about the emotional labour people expect of women –even other women– really hit home with me.
And lastly, this article on white feminism and the movie
Get Out underscores why all feminists need to be intersectional. https://bitchmedia.org/article/get-out-movie-white-feminism?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=%C2%A0insists%20they%E2%80%99re%20not&utm_campaign=The%20Weekly%20Reader%3A%20February%2026-March%204%2C%202017
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It’s the fifth Tuesday of November which means it’s time for Interesting Finds! I had intended to be nose deep in NaNo, so these were selected well ahead of time. Heck, then I didn’t know the outcome of the American Presidential Election. How times have changed in a month!
The world has been watching the election so some selections below are politically influenced. Others are a nice reprieve from politics.
I had no idea it was so
difficult to land on Mars.
This one makes me sad and mad. Letters by women about
sexual harassment in the 1970s SHOULD NOT sound like they could be written today.
Wonder Woman is pretty great but I roll my eyes at this one.
This is just awesome. Thanks
I know Third Wavers are a bit snarky when it comes to Second Wavers, but this is ridiculous.
You can’t fight for honesty and not be political.
Cats really rule the world.
Did you know
forced marriage is just as pervasive in the western half of the globe?
I’ll wrap it up with some tongue in cheek
nonthreatening leadership strategies for women.
Look at that, it’s the fifth Tuesday of the month which means it’s time for Interesting Finds.
I haven’t been doing much research lately, but I have been on the hunt for post inspiration. Beyond that, there have just been a lot of things that have caught my attention around the internet.
Prison tattoos tell a fascinating tale of their wearer, possibly none more so than those of Russian prisoners:
I truly believe art is integral to existence, at least an existence that matters. This is the best defence of literary discourse I’ve ever heard:
It’s one of those great tragedies that great works fall to obscurity:
I love sharks. I love volcanoes. What’s not to love about sharks in volcanoes?
I don’t know if these are the best feminist quotes of 2015, but they’re still pretty great. #6 takes it for me.
People might not be highly aware but paleontology and archaeology are strong in Alberta.
I find part of myself is being called to Appalachia. Must be an Irish thing.
That’s all for now, folks!
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