Monthly Archives: June 2008

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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FCP “temperature check”

Mark your calendars, feminist folk: Target date for book discussion is July 2!

If you haven’t already read the book, this gives you plenty of time to fit it in during your lunch breaks, whilst on the bus, right before bed, or just on one long sunny afternoon in your backyard or neighborhood park. I’ll be finishing it on the beaches of Puerto Rico and will be anxious to discuss it when I return!

In the meantime, check out Ariel Levy (this month’s author) on youtube! Here, Levy briefly discusses Sexual Pleasure vs. Performance. There are five or so like this, described as ‘Excerpts and outtakes from dutch documentary Beperkt Houdbaar with Ariel Levy, author of Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture.‘ So if you’re in the camp that would like to read and participate, but you can’t find the time to sit down and actually read the darn thing, watch these videos to get the gist of her arguments. (Each video is only 1 – 2 minutes long, so you can easily squeeze them in between your viewings of the sneezing panda and what’s your dad like?)

Until then, T minus 10 days and counting…..

Don’t cha wish your book club was hot like this?

i’m almost done with female chauvinist pigs and i’ve gotta say i not only thoroughly enjoy the book, but i’m super excited to discuss with you all; there’s a lot of debate to be had. for those of you who read not my mother’s sister i think that book was a perfect precursor to this one, with its discussion of a new feminism, a pro-sex feminism, a new wave. agh! i’ll leave my thoughts to myself until discussions start; i believe emily will be posting discussion stuff within about two weeks.

but i wanted to get you guys excited–for those of you who are currently reading or have finished the book, and for those who need a bit of reminding to check it out from the library (or buy it, it’s only $14, forgo a night of drinking for a book!). here’s a few links to gear you all up for the discussion. or just for kicks. all three are great stuff.
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JUNO (it moved!)



{Here be spoilers}

I think Michael Cera is possibly the funniest little white boy in the world so when I heard that he and Ellen Page, aka Kitty from X-men, were making a movie together–i pinched myself to make sure i wasn’t dreaming. And then i saw it. What. Happened.
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Sex and the Single Girl, or How to Chase Men and Abide by Raging Gender Stereotypes

Weird. Odd. Bizarre.
I read this book because of how “liberating” and “progressive” and “forward-thinking” it allegedly was. Turns out, it wasn’t.

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i wanna link your hand (6/15-6/21)

how’s everyone getting along with female chauvinist pigs? i’m excited for discussions in a few weeks, and i’m hoping you all are too! so here we go, a few links to jog the feminist mind!

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the links are alive with the sound of linkage (6/8-6/14)

yes, i know, i suck at life since moving to new york, i haven’t posted in weeks, but i’ve been busy bla bla bla. however, in between job hunting and bar hopping, i’ve been a-readin’. so here i go a-linkin’.

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