Femmostroppo Reader – August 16, 2009

Busy weekend, so all you get today is a second Femmostroppo Reader! Enjoy.

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

  • Three Books and a Planet
  • – “The macro-economic consequences of this fundamentally underpin why the Global Financial Crisis has occurred. As Timothy Sinclair has written, the total investment in those sour subprimes was about $0.7 trillion in mid 2007, out of a total global capital market of $175 trillion. His conclusion?”

  • Fascist America II: The Last Turnoff
  • – “There are only two outcomes here. Either we get very good at spotting and stopping these attempts at a brownshirt takeover the minute they crop up; or they’re going to get very good at public intimidation, and keep ratcheting it up further toward outright violence and goon rule. That’s how it’s going to be for the rest of this administration. The sooner we resign ourselves to the zero-sum nature of this fight, the sooner we can get on with getting good at it.”

  • Another Perspective in Nonmonogamy
  • – the latest in frausallybenz’s series on polyamory at Feministe

  • Mothers for Women's Lib on Press Treatment of Katie Price
  • – Oh noes, a divorced woman is daring to have a new partner and be affectionate with him in front of her kids. Why, a divorced man could never do that without public condemnation … oh, wait.

  • Drop It Like It’s Hot
  • – Renee’s Weekly Linkfest

  • Undifferentiated Groups of Asians as Ad Props
  • – “an undifferentiated mass, strikingly dressed and posed to show off the subjects of the ads–the White people who are foregrounded and depicted as specific, individual human beings rather than an interchangeable member of a group.”

  • Carnival Against Sexual Violence 76
  • – Another great collection from Marcella

  • Child’s Shirt with Nipple Tassles
  • – I despair, I really do

  • So what exactly WERE the views of the "Founding Fathers" we hear so much about?
  • – I constantly forget just how many people haven’t known this, and how they find the actual views of these chaps startlingly different from the “Founding Fathers” rhetoric of today.

  • Hello, Catch-22! We've missed you!
  • – “Because, as we all know, lots of terrorists like to fly around pretending to be trans people. It’s such a respected, non-vilified identity, you can certainly understand how someone wanting not to be noticed would choose it.”

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