Fighting with the Sky

Sunday Link Love!

Posted on: January 24, 2010

Sorry I have been slacking on link love this week.  It’s been pretty hectic around here trying to work, go to class, and clean the house to make it presentable for showings.  But here are some of my favorite posts from the week…

this ain’t livin’: The Plus Size Sensation That’s Sweeping the Nation! (Or, you know. Not.)

There’s a little something going on in the world of fashion: Fat people are starting to be allowed to exist there. Only, it’s a little bit more complicated than that, because it’s “plus size,” not “fat,” and it’s only very special sorts of plus size people. It’s plus size models, specifically, and, like models of all sizes, they are what is sometimes called “impossibly beautiful.”

Zero at the Bone: The importance of women’s friendships

In my experience, building close connections with fellow women is an immensely powerful feminist act. Communicating, laughing, growing stronger with each other is a form of resistance. It is a strengthening of bonds between women where patriarchy has sought to keep us apart, rivals, without coherent community. In forming such connections there’s a centring of women’s wishes and concerns. That is, it’s about women valuing women, a rare emotional space in which we aren’t considered less than (that is, if all parties are doing friendship right!) or centring men.

Bitch Blogs: 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. As you may have seen by now, Cathy Horyn fromThe New York Times claimed that “You don’t put a big girl in a big dress” and ran this (distorted) photo of Hendricks

Women & Hollywood: Roe v. Wade Anniversary: Friday Night Lights and Private Practice Tackles Abortion

Today is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. While I don’t know if this is coincidental, two shows this week — Friday Night Lights and Private Practice — both had major storylines that tackled abortion worthy of a look.

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1 Response to "Sunday Link Love!"

Thank you for the link. 🙂

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