Linky things January 18th through January 20th

Here is some stuff I have been reading that I thought folks might like:

Linky things January 21st

Here is some stuff I have been reading that I thought folks might like:

  • January 21st - Look, dudes are for looking, dammit - but the more you think about it, the more it’s obvious how these beliefs are wound throughout our social narratives about sex, from arguing that teen girls have sex for attention (not desire) to the way that homophobes obsess over gay men having anal sex, which puts a man in the inconceivable/intolerable position (in their view) of being penetrated, which is what women are for.
  • January 21st - No Time Like the Present to Choose Strong Passwords [Passwords] - I feel like this is 1/2 of my life at the office.
  • January 21st - Not One Dollar - not1$
  • January 21st - Stop calling Joan Holloway fat! - If I hear another blogger/author/interviewer comment on Christina Hendricks' weight I might lose it. As if her body (omg BOOBS) wasn't enough of a focus already, now she is being picked apart for her appearance at the Golden Globes the other night.

Linky things: The omfg, Alyse has been catching up on her blogs edition

Here is some stuff I have been reading that I thought folks might like:

  • January 14th - In the thick of it: when fatphobia plays out in politics - "Amazingly, total strangers feel they have the right to pass judgment on a personal health issue. They have no qualms about saying 'You ought to lose weight.' People would be appalled if I walked up to an amputee and said, 'Do you know you are missing a leg?'"
  • January 13th - What we have here is a failure to comprehend -Trent Lott vs. Harry Reid

  • January 12th - DC’s Murderous Anti-Prostitution Policy -Nothing like stigmatizing safe sex

  • January 12th - “Tiger cubs”?! Really? -  "...conservatives act, during these infidelity scandals, like feminists are mainly (or should be mainly) organized to lay claim to the penises of America, and make sure they’re only dipped into approved holes.  And that this goal should naturally eclipse any work done to make women’s lives better."
  • January 12th - How objectification silences women - the male glance as a psychological muzzle -Not surprising but still interesting

  • January 12th - The Evils Of School Gardens -Huh whuh? nothing like beautiful sunshine, healthy food and science for fucking up our kids
  • January 11th - Things Like Rape: Not Being Raped At All -"Legalized rape. What’s that you say? Rape isn’t sanctioned in this country? Then you must not live in a city with red-light or speed cameras, where it happens every day." - You have to be f*ing kidding me.
  • January 8th - Genie in a bottle - "The CNN article's sleazy sensationalism isn't my main complaint, though. My main problem is this sentence, which is simply not accurate: The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that rituals of Santeria -- a religion similar to voodoo and originated in Cuba and Brazil -- are permitted under the Constitution. No. The Supreme Court of the U.S. did not rule that the free exercise of Santeria is "permitted." It ruled, unambiguously (9-0), that the free exercise of Santeria is protected."
  • January 7th - Admin Mourning -One of the best/worst (depending on your opinion of puns) tech geek manga jokes I've seen in a while. Possibly the only tech geek manga joke I've ever seen.

  • January 6th - Fantastic Foodies - Playing with google features, I created a feed for a bunch of the food blogs I read. You can subscribe or use it as a reference/jumping off point if you are interested.

  • January 5th - Screenshot: the egalitarian lure of late-night TV commercials - "I don't know about you, but I see being a stay-at-home parent as a job, and it's sort of insane that it's one of the few workplaces where you get on-the-job critiques from total strangers via a talking box."
  • January 5th - Today in Intersectional Bigotry - You have to be fing kidding . . . can't escape the fat shamming anywhere . . .
  • January 5th - Screenshot: the egalitarian lure of late-night TV commercials - "I don't know about you, but I see being a stay-at-home parent as a job, and it's sort of insane that it's one of the few workplaces where you get on-the-job critiques from total strangers via a talking box."
  • January 5th - Today in Intersectional Bigotry - You have to be fing kidding . . . can't escape the fat shamming anywhere . . .
  • January 5th - Healthcare Spending and Life Expectancy - This just seems like it should be a huge "duh" in many ways.
  • October 28th - The Weirdest Clouds that You’ll Ever See - incredible photos of clouds - beautiful!
  • January 4th - Anti-gay Americans not off the hook for this one -Uganda
  • December 30th - Things I don't understand - "the Guantanamo Forever proponents also seem to be suggesting that the Gitmo prisoners would be less secure if held at the supermaximum security Thomson Correctional Center in Illinois. I can't make any sense of that claim either. Their idea seems to be that the criminal justice system entrusted with Timothy McVeigh, Richard Reid, Zacarias Moussaoui and Ted Bundy would be inadequate for handling the 200 or so people still held in our offshore gulag."
  • December 28th - Testimonial: Rice Resurrects Even the Most Soaked of Gadgets [Tip Testers] - As my mom will attest, useful, but not always enough

Quote of the Day

From A Gay Pride Parade for Bigots

"The final insult to oppressed people, is always to make them responsible for the venal stupidity of their oppressors. The bigots core refrain is never "I hate you," but "Why are you making me hate you?" Left unsaid in all this is why, precisely, some guy in San Fran wearing a thong is so offensive. Instead it asks gay people everywhere to adjust. It's not enough to be hated by the homophobe, now you must wash his laundry too." -- Ta-Nehisi Coates