I don’t have as many links as mayhem usually does, but this story that Iran bans Barbie came up today and it touches on some things that interest me very much. i appreciated this article for bringing up questions that intrigue me, like, what is it about [a Western toy that depicts] the female body that is dangerous to iranian culture?
also check out the links on the upper right of the page that hit on other topics like plastic surgery, dress, and homelessness.
okay. here’s mayhem’s two cents on links o’ the week.
Hi all! Lest we forget the main purpose of this blog, I wanted to see how/if you all are reading Not My Mother’s Sister, our April book. I would love to start posting questions to jump start discussion, but before I do that I wanted to take a temperature check and see how you all are doing.
So for those who are reading or are planning to read the book could please comment and tell me if they’re ready for discussion to begin? If so, I’ll kick things off once I hear from you!
sorry i’m slow this week, but here’s the stories that caught my attention.
I just had to blog about this article because it asks the question I have been often asked by my mother: is it really possible to call yourself a feminist and still like Sex and the City?
I am a feminist. And I love SATC. Love might be an understatement. I’ve been known to reference episodes in my every day life (“it’s like that one time when Aidan wanted to stay at home and eat chicken and Carrie wanted to party! ya know?”) Not being an HBO-type family, the first time I saw an episode of SATC was, interestingly enough, in my Intro to Women’s Studies class where we asked that very question–is the show a feminist show?
stories of the week, after the jump
add your favorite links o’ the week!
(here’s a few of mine…)
This month’s book is Not My Mother’s Sister: Generational Conflict and Third-Wave Feminism by Astrid Henry.