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Super Bowl Sunday is Here At Last

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Super Bowl 44 is today and I am so ready to veg out with giant bowls of food and barrels of beer and cheer on the Saints (even if they did defeat my beloved Vikings).

Please do yourself a favor and watch this ad from Planned Parenthood whenever the Tim Tebow ad from Focus on the Family is played. Compare the two and ask yourself which one is really about trusting women and the reproductive choices they make. (I sincerely hope the FoF ad is as respectful as it claims it will be.)

I personally LOVE this ad. And I wish Planned Parenthood had enough cash lying around to actually buy the airtime to play it during the Super Bowl. It warms my heart to see two male athletes talking openly about their desire for reproductive freedom and respect for all women. (Another reason I’m rooting for the Saints today? Scott Fujita.)

There has been a lot of back-and-forth about the Tebow ad controversy. I think everything that needed to be said, has been said, so I’ll share with you what I think is the best argument I’ve read. It comes from Jill over at Feministe who writes:
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This Day In History: George Michaels

This Day In History

On this day, September 15, 1910, George Michaels was born. Uhhh…who, you may ask?

No, not George Michael, not him…

…not even him…

…but George MichaelS. This guy:

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To have, to have not (a child)


A few weeks ago the boyf and I once again headed over to Bluestockings, a feminist bookstore on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, for a reading by two of my favorite third wave feminists, Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner. Back in college they contributed to my click moment through their book ManifestA: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future, a wonderful third-wave feminist overview that at the time I devoured and although it has lost its luster in my eyes due to the expansion of my own feminist consciousness, I still appreciate and recommend it often. The readings were of Amy and Jennifer’s new books, Amy with Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself, and Jennifer with Abortion & Life. An outsider might view these books as contradictory but upon further discussion these books are not contradictory at all but are in fact quite complimentary and were solidly presented together.

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come on baby, do the link-o-motion (6/29-7/5)

a bit behind in the weekly link post, apologies abound. i don’t have too much to share this week, mostly because i’m absolutely knackered and want to head to bed. so i hope you all comment with links you’ve been stumbling upon! we’ll be starting female chauvinist pigs discussions soon, so make sure to check this site throughout the week!

linkage onward!

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we could be linkers! we can’t do that!! (6/22-6/28)

where the heck has june gone? it’s as though i blinked and summer is almost one-third done. and i have yet to attend a bbq or go to the beach! well, tonight i bring you this linkage update whilst watching eagle vs. shark and eating fruit salad i purchased at the essex market. i’m in good spirits! linkage onward!

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