Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Around the Web // Stuff to Read & Stuff
Who else was obsessed with the movie-version of "The Little Rascals" ?? This is the coolest.
Why Every 80's Sitcom Decided to Kill Off Mom-"Whether intentionally or not, when sitcoms killed off the most important element of a family, they presented audiences with the precarious situation everyone was privately afraid of: a family on the verge of collapse. But instead of giving audiences the dismal ending where everyone becomes junkies, the sitcoms smiled in the face of all that fear and said, "It's OK. Everything is going to be alright.""
The Crisis of "Bad Feminism" is Worse Than You Think- "So say it with me: You are large. You contain multitudes. And you are under no orders to reveal those multitudes to thousands of readers and commenters who already want to discredit you. Feminism is more than a collection of personal likes and dislikes. And that’s why choice feminism as a whole is a dangerous frame for a political and social movement. If everything is feminism, then nothing is. And if we feel the need to disavow everything we do and everything we desire, how much easier is it to discount what we claim to really want?"
The Pay of a Mid-lister (and why those dang pirates piss me off!) via Cassie Mae
Why Book Criticism and Literacy Culture Needs a Poptimist Revolution: great read!
Incredibile Poem: "A Storm We Must Endure All Night" by Mary Austin Speaker in SPOKE TO SOON
Food Babe: You'll Never Guess What's in Your Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte- So, so gross you guys.
In Plastic and Cans, a Threat to Women via The New York Times is frightening: "Scientists have discovered similar effects across an increasingly broad range of mammals, from sheep to monkeys to, alas, humans. The accumulating research fuels rising concern among scientists that childhood exposure to BPA may well contribute to female infertility, and that adult exposure may result in a shorter reproductive life span."
On the theft of Celebrity Photos:
What the Celebrity Nudes "Fappening" Really Tells Us About Tech Giants- "The true scandal of the fappenning—the one really useful thing about it—is that you couldn’t wish for a clearer demonstration of how all of us now entrust the most private information about ourselves to the guardianship of public companies that have consistently proven themselves unworthy of that trust."
McKayla Maroney Was UNDERAGE in Hacked Pictures- "Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney says she was under 18 when the hacked nude photos of her were taken"
The Great Naked Photo Leak of 2014 Is Just The Beginning- "The Great Celebrity Naked Photo Leak of 2014 – or perhaps we should call it The Great Celebrity Naked Photo Leak of August 2014, given that this happens so often that there won’t be only one this year – is meant to remind women of their place. Don’t get too high and mighty, ladies. Don’t step out of line. Don’t do anything to upset or disappoint men who feel entitled to your time, bodies, affection or attention. Your bared body can always be used as a weapon against you. You bared body can always be used to shame and humiliate you. Your bared body is at once desired and loathed.""
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