Fighting with the Sky

Sunday Link Love!

Posted on: December 6, 2009

Happy Sunday!  It’s all of a sudden winter here with a completely overnight snowfall Thursday night that has been ongoing since.  It feels like winter and the holiday season now, but the cold really makes me want to hibernate.  Anyways, here are some of my favorite posts over the past couple days (on time this time!).  Don’t forget to leave links to what you have been writing/reading in the comments!!

Broadsheet: Why not Team Bella?

The marketing campaign for the movie pits “Team Edward” (the vampire) against “Team Jacob” (the werewolf), but as Carmen D. Siering wrote in Ms., “few young readers ask, ‘Why not Team Bella?'” That’s because the whole point of Bella’s existence is earning the suffocating love of supernatural hotties; even if you think her obsessive devotion to Edward might waver in the face of were-love, you know you’re never going to see her throw them both over to stand on her own two feet.”

Genderbitch: You Can’t “Specialize” Intersection Away

But while we’re facing facts, let’s face another fact. Specialization as a concept is a system that requires compartmentalization to work. Things need to be separated conceptually in order for specialization to be applicable. So to be entirely honest, specializations of egalitarianism tend to either fail to achieve their aims or not truly be specialized.

this ain’t livin’: Now Listen Here

For me, though, the winter holidays always mean one thing: A growing tide of articles guilting people about food, which crests in the few days before Christmas, and then subsides again, only to bubble up again in late October of the following year. It starts with a vague headline in the New York Times Health section, and it only goes downhill from there, getting bolder and bolder and bolder until I fear navigating to any website because I’m afraid of what I will see.

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