Lots of folks have been playing her ballads or her blues songs of lost love, which are classic Etta, but I especially loved her when she got playful. This is one of my favourite versions of You Can Leave Your Hat On.
There are some tough questions here, but also, some solid suggestions on what can be done to improve big feminist sites like Feministe for the people outside of mainstream power bases.
How did we miss Penguin Awareness Day on Friday? Oh the shame.
I didn’t make these so I can’t give you any baking or food preparation tips, I think they look kinda self-explanatory. I’m just putting the idea out there and lettin’ you know that with a little bit of effort you could be the type of very interesting person who makes and eats art. Image: Rothko-inspired biscuits from here. Image: Mondrian-inspired… Read more →
Article on The Hairpin – Are women people?
livestream video of the Ada Initiative founders at Linux Conf Au
@GuardianJessica Jessica Reed
This is totally unacceptable. RT @NaomiMc: Feminism has gone too far again.
…my objection to anti-black racism being used as a rhetorical device by those who will never face it, is that black people engage in tons of behaviours to make white people feel safer. We do this all the damn time. We make accommodations in speech, behaviour, dress, mannerism, conversation topic – a wide diversity of adjustments that we make in the presence of our white friends […] I don’t appreciate being deputized into your anti-feminist screed in this way.
This is brand new father and mega-famous rapper, Jay-Z: Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich/ I didn’t think hard about using the word bitch/I rapped, I flipped it, I sold it, I lived it/Now with my daughter in this world I curse those that give it. No man will degrade her, or call her… Read more →
Jo Tamar’s summary post for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge.
It took me years to realise that I had been educated to privilege men’s writing over women’s. Like a lot of girls educated in the ’70s and ’80s, I grew up reading a canon of ‘great literature’ written by men (and, primarily, for men) … At school we read almost exclusively male writers … our one woman author was Jane Austen.
Jo Tamar’s fourth review for the 2012 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – Unpolished Gem by Alice Pung.
How long do you have to wait for a measly 250,000 votes on FB before you realise the target market just isn’t interested enough in whether your animated mascot ‘lives’ or ‘dies’? The intensely irritating ad is building an aversion response within this consumer which is likely to last for years, and I’m far from the only one. Well done, expensive social media marketing ‘experts’!
If you’re having fun with the Australian Women Writers Challenge and you’d like to join the AWWC Hoydens, why not guest post your reviews here?