Taking a break from my latest Netflix obsession (don’t worry, my obsessive-television watching is usually in short-lived bouts) I bring you: FRIDAY LINKAGE.
Bollywood for Beginners Index at Filmi Girl
“Worst Movie of the ’00s?” at PostBourgie. Great piece and excellent comments.
There are no words for the excellence:
“Smiling Indians and Edward S. Curtis” by @NativeApprops. Definately check out the galleries, & the video.
“Guest Post: Reactions to the Case of Lara Logan” by Matt Cornell; also, Bill Maher makes LOUD NOISES about how U.S. is just SO MUCH BETTER TO WOMEN THAN MUSLIMS: “Bill Maher Pronounces Sexism in The Middle East, Worse Than In America” from womanist-musings. Finally, a succinct summation of some of those others who stand to lose with these narratives: Laura with “On Feminism, Religion, Superiority, Kyriarchy and Women’s Rights”.
“CNN buys into homeschooling stereotypes in child abduction case, blames victims”. Just add another nugget to the pile of deplorable turdburger that “Nancy Grace” (the show, not the person).
“Covering Up is a Feminist Issue” via PhD in Parenting, fertilefeminism; great video and a good 101!
“Class warfare” at globalsociology
“Just a Parent” by Ouyang Dan on Random Babble
Planned Parenthood at PostBourgie
“Dear Michele Bachmann, et. al: Please Shut Up and Sit Down” at parenting.com
Gym Class by Michelle Allison. If there was a BINGO card about lots of awesome shit Kelly cares about (abolishing adultist thoughts, freeing children from forced institutionalism and segregation, HAES/FA etc.) I’d be shouting “LOTERIA!”
“The best parenting book you will ever read.” – some thoughts on a fictional hero of mine – and many others’ (note: spoilers, link concerns the book To Kill A Mockingbird).
“Five Questions for Laurie A. Couture by E. Christopher Clark of Geek Force Five”. Ms. Couture is becoming one of the items in my feed reader I look forward to most. Her thoughts on the third question – C. – I’ve found most relevant as she’s discussing teens, and I’ve had the opportunity to spend more time around teens lately and I’m loving it!
Awesome Godzilla Quilt, courtesy of the East Bay Heritage Quilters
“Coke Bottle Watering “Globes” at RadMegan
Hand-painted B-movie purses? I had to write this lady a stalky email because. Come on. How awesome!
How to cook perfect rice – in a frying pan at Just Bento
â€Ž”Free children are not easily influenced; the absence of fear accounts for this phenomenon. Indeed, the absence of fear is the finest thing that can happen to a child.” ~ A. S. Neil
Promtacular – ZOMG, who’s ready to dig up prom pictures? 100 to YES.
“Mad, Mod & Macabre – The Ronald Stein Collection” – I. Want. This.
I had to stop reading the “best parenting book” piece for fear of spoilers. I’m sure it’s some kind of mortal sin, but I have never read To Kill a Mockingbird. It is now next on my list. Thanks!
Oops! Thanks for the reminder – need to put a spoiler alert on that link!
After reading the article about Michelle Bachman, I linked to it on my facebook page and almost immediately started an in-depth discussion with a friend of mine who is a nurse practitioner and who used to be a WIC counselor. I think she wasn’t getting the fact that Michelle Bachman was deliberately conflating the IRS decision with the First Lady’s initiative, and I think that Michelle Bachman did that on purpose, to link the 2 so that people would see this as part of the “Obamacare” that is so maligned and have one more reason to paint it with the brush of socialized medicine. Clever on Bachman’s part but I wish the author had called her on it. Otherwise, an important article.