Femmostroppo Reader – July 10, 2009

Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.

  • No Is Not a Mixed Signal « How to recover lost marbles
  • – Awesome rebuttal to a post made of manure: “I wish I could say that the fail in this post stopped here, but alas. Much like a used diaper dropped from a height, it just keeps accelerating until you reach splat. In this case, right now, splat is merely a smudge on the horizon.”

NB: As noted in comments, the post that I linked to was at a wordpress.com blog, which was just a test crosspost, and which has since been deleted. The link above has been changed accordingly to point to the original post.

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7 replies

  1. Hi,
    Thanks for the link! Unfortunately you linked to a wordpress account that I was playing around with to see if I might want to move things over. I’ve since (in the last 5 minutes) deleted the account. The original post is here. I’m sorry for the confusion.

  2. @ recoverlostmarbles.blogspot.com/:
    I only saw the post because you trackbacked to one of my other sites, Feminism 101. I’ll edit it to reflect the real link, but it’s a shame, you had some good comments there.

  3. The comments were all imported from my blogspot page. So nothing was really lost.
    P.S. I love Feminism 101. It’s been really useful for getting me over the “I’m not a feminist, but…” mindset I’d had for a long time.

  4. It’s a good post, which I’ll say here, since you’re reading the thread (my computer threw a tizzy when I tried to post on yours).
    There was a “furthermore” that struck me about the stomach/hunger takedown of the uncontrollable penis. The stomach is a lot more insistent than the penis (or genitals in general) – go without sex for two months, and food for the last two days of those two months, and you’re going to be a lot hungrier than you are horny. Indeed, there’s actual danger in not eating, and yet men manage to control their desire for food.
    The uncontrollable penis is a pathetic myth when compared to a drive that is more urgent, more primal, and more dangerous to ignore.

  5. (I was in two minds about putting in the last sentence, but urgent and primal are the way the sex drive is portrayed in these justifications – so it was worth including them in an observation that you’d identified a drive fitting them far better).

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