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’.

(1) so much has been said about sex and the city but haters go ahead and hate, i loved it! the only thing i was disappointed with was the blatant sexism of some journalists. OMGZZZZ A CHICK MOVIE MAKES TEH $$$ WTF GET BACK IN TEH KITCHEN!!!

(2) you knew this was coming…my abstiniphobia links of the week! if you didn’t read about the freaky new abstinence-only mag for teens, head to pandagon to see how it is, in fact, 1951. hate to break it to you, but teens are doin’ it. fact.

(3) oh and k-mart is selling abstinence gear to the kiddies (TRUE LOVE WAITS!) but then claims it has nothing to do with abstinence. must’ve skimmed over the description on their website that claims they have drawstring waist, elastic cuffs, and oh yeah, “bold abstinence screen print.” hmmmm….interesting…..

(4) as we all know now, hillary has stepped out of the race. a touching thank you letter to a woman who did indeed make history.

(5) i’m just so freaking sick of sexist commercials. yet another “me man, me eat meat” commercial from the jackasses over at hungry man

(6) remember the one million signatures campain in iran? well, a campaign leader was jailed by the iranian government.

(7) violence against women is a men’s issue too.

( 8 ) as the supreme court chips away at women’s rights, an upsetting story about the pre-roe coat-hanger abortion days. (have to log in to nytimes to read)

(9) how yves st laurent, who passed away recently, helped feminism by making women in pants chic. (naomi campbell also notes that he helped the visibility of people of color in fashion.)

( 10 ) robert jenson’s book getting off: pornography and the end of masculinity has been on my to-read list, and he recently wrote a piece on the construction of masculinity.

(11) female writers bear the brunt of a sh*t storm of judgement in a way that doesn’t occur to male writers.

(12) heck yes, ancient greek women were powerful!

(13) the plight of the english yobs and their hypermasculinized culture…but why? and who’s to blame?

(14) secular women in turkey are kinda ticked that an article demands that they stop wearing perfume and flirting. cuz that’s adultery, didn’t you know?

(15) nothing says creepy patriarchy in action quite like purity balls. ““Fathers, our daughters are waiting for us,” Mr. Wilson, 49, told the men. “They are desperately waiting for us in a culture that lures them into the murky waters of exploitation. They need to be rescued by you, their dad.”” protect your property, daddy, no one wants the cow if they get the milk for free!

(16) all those stories about moms opting out of the workforce for their kids: total lies!

(17) i’m surprised but i’m not surprised– 90% of young girls report that they’ve been harassed at least once.

( 18 ) watch the video and then sign the letter: sexism might sell, but i’m not buying it!

(19) kudos to model ali michael for discussing her issues with eating disorders and exposing how the fashion world told her (at 5’9″ and 130 lbs) that she was a fatty. f****ers.

(20) and finally, the best for last: seriously watch it. “because when we find ourselves believing that killing a man makes us more of a man but loving a man makes us less of a man, it’s probably time to re-examine our criteria for manhood.”

oh, and finally, the tune i’m spinning, the guy i’m going to stalk (since he now lives in my neighborhood), the “famous” friend of mine whose skills never cease to amaze me, the blog that i’ve been diggin, and the lolcat on my desktop. enjoy!

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10 responses to “the links are alive with the sound of linkage (6/8-6/14)

  1. I’ve been reading a book recently called “More Sex is Safer Sex” by Steven Landsburg which is an awesome counterintuitive economics book in the vein of Freakonomics or The Economic Naturalist. It’s interesting on a bunch of levels, but I particularly enjoyed some discussion of discrimination in the workplace. The breakdowns that he lists are pretty unexpected:

    “Ugly women earn about 5 percent less than ordinary women, and ugly men earn about 10 percent less than ordinary men [ … ] and men’s looks haunt them at every stage of their careers. Better-looking men get more job offers, higher starting salaries and better raises. For women, good looks command better raises, but usually not better job offers or starting salaries. [ … ] Not that women have it easy [ … ] in the labor market, where men suffer more for being ugly, it’s women – specifically white women – who suffer more for being fat. [ … ] if you’re a seriously overweight white women, losing sixty-five pounds is likely to pay-off as well as an extra year of college or three extra years of work experience.”

    Definitely all very interesting. I recommend the book highly.

  2. Hey ladies! Remember the chart of merits and demerits for housewives? Now there’s an online quiz!

    My favorite: “Reacts with pleasure and delight to marital congress.”

  3. On a separate note, has anyone ever read the nutritional information for those Hungry Man meals? I’m surprised they don’t cause instant heart attacks…

  4. http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/06/10/lesbos.court.ap/index.html

    thoughts? are these individuals being homophobic for requesting gay women to self-identify using a non-geographically-specific term? or should their arguments be listened to?

    i like things to be clear and unconfusing, so part of me agrees with the individuals raising the case perhaps gay women should self-identify using a term more clearly reminscent of sappho?– although i think i need more history on where “lesbian” came from and how/why people continue to use it today.

  5. wow. i got a -18. negative 18!! “very poor wife.” hmm, didn’t have to tell me that…

  6. 34, and still “Poor”?! Throw me a bone, here.

  7. 18As a 1930s wife, I amVery Poor (Failure)Take the test!

  8. 92As a 1930s husband, I amVery SuperiorTake the test!

    Jack Attack!

  9. But Julia Irwin, a lawmaker in Rudd’s Labor Party for a decade, said former party leader Mark Latham was not required to seek counseling when he broke a Sydney taxi driver’s arm during a beer-fueled argument over a fare.

    “We seem to allow some of our male politicians to be aggressive and pushy, but women are expected to be meek and mild,” Irwin told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio Thursday.

    “This is not just about Belinda Neal, this is about double standards,” she added.

    grrrrrrrr…..
    for the whole story: http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/06/12/australia.angry.lawmaker.ap/index.html

  10. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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