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This Week in Blogs: August 16-22

Posted on: August 23, 2009

Happy Sunday! As you may have noticed, I have started posting some link love on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as Sundays now. Sunday’s link love posts will be slightly different now. I will include some of my favorite posts since Thursday, but I will also feature some of my favorite posts from the week overall, including posts that were already loved previously. Just a disclaimer: I have been kind of lazy about my reading this week, so the list is not as long as it normally is. I’m always looking for new posts and blogs to read, so don’t forget to leave your links in the comments!

New link love:
The Girl on page 194 – Below the Belt
A look at how we judge women’s bodies by examining the “real woman” picture in Sept’s issue of Glamour magazine.

Sex is scary (at least to some journalists) – Clarissa’s Blog
How our fear of sex is a result of the patriarchal culture.

But men aren’t pretty – o filthy grandeur
Challenging gender norms through language.

Today’s WTF: Fragoli – The Undomestic Goddess
About how lesbianism is portrayed in advertising

Thomas Jefferson: The Face of a Rapist – Womanist Musings
Thomas Jefferson was an integral part of the development of our country, but should we forget that he was also a rapist? Also posted at Feministe.

Weekly Link Love:
Attn. Straight Women: Gay men are not your accessories – Feministing
“Perhaps the more subversive act today is to decline to preface the term “friend” with a description of that person’s sexuality.”

Michelle O.: “Intellectual Lightweight”? – Salon Broadsheet
Apparently Michelle Obama is not as smart as she thinks she is…

“Blinded by privilege”: ableist language in critical discourse – Deeply Problematic
A reflection on how the language we use contributes to the oppression of others.

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2 Responses to "This Week in Blogs: August 16-22"

Thanks so much for the linky love it is really appreciated.

would love some link love! http://www.formerselfproject.blogspot.comlooking at my diaries when i was ten… figuring out our relationships to sex, men, women, beauty…

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