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.
- Get Back in the Kitchen
- Et Tu, Helen Thomas?
- Apply A Medical Approach To That Gushing Wound of Oil
- THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE: Advice for Deleted Commenters, From a Puppy
- The Boyfriend Myth – Culture – The Atlantic
- Anti-Domestic Violence Campaign Centers World Cup and Misses Its Mark
- Wake Up, Fauxgressive Dudez
- Helen Thomas: Our heroes are human
- No more Frock Watch Mia, please
- Do lesbians have healthier kids?
– “The notion that (pro bono) cooking is women’s work is popping up all over the food movement.”
– “as though this was a case of media censorship. He completely ignores the fact that she wasn’t gagged—she was fired. That’s not a violation of free speech—as Greenslade seems to believe—it’s the natural consequence of saying stupid, offensive shit that discredits you and embarrasses your employer and colleagues.”
– Seriously, you all need to meet Tiger Beatdown’s ADORABLE puppy moderator, Hector.
– “If the facts backed Flanagan up—if withholding sex for boyfriends could actually solve the problem of girls being hurt by sexual partners—I would join the crusade against the hook-up culture tomorrow. But boys aren’t treating girls badly because they have sex; they’re treating them badly because we live in a culture that encourages disrespect toward girls.”
– “The worst problem of all, though, is that the poster does seem to apply blame to someone other than the World Cup. It applies blame to the victim.
Don’t let the World Cup leave its mark on you. Don’t let the World Cup leave its mark on you.
According to this poster, someone who is abused by a partner “because” of the World Cup has let it happen. According to this poster, it is the potential victim’s responsibility to ensure that she doesn’t let it happen. According to this poster — which, again, does not so much as include a mere mention of a perpetrator — it can only happen if she lets it.”
– “I’m surprised (ahem) at the cavernous void of outrage across the progressive blogosphere at this affront to women. You’d think the male-authored blogs at which protecting Roe is such a huge issue during elections would be prominently featuring coverage of this assault on women’s basic bodily autonomy.”
– “Now, I’m afraid that this is the legacy Thomas will be left with: Because she wasn’t perfect, she was terrible. In fact, of course, Thomas is neither perfect nor terrible. What she represents is that uncomfortable reminder that our heroes are not infallible. They are not everything we want them to be, no matter how much we pretend otherwise. Our heroes will disappoint, sometimes egregiously.”
– “She is continuing to advocate for body image in the most ass-backwards way by posting photos of celebrities and inviting comment on what these women look like.”
– Are lesbians better parents, or is the difference more that all these pregnancies are PLANNED?