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Happy Tuesday everyone!  I have recently made the committment to apply to grad schools, so that is just one more thing as of late that is going to keep me away from blogging, so just an fyi.  Here are some of my favorite posts of the past couple days.  Don’t forget to leave links to what you have been writing and reading in the comments!

How Do I Say “My Brain is Not Like Yours” [FWD/Forward] – on the explanation of how to discuss the different ways that brains process information — as in when your brain is not “normal.”

The Vamps, They Are A-Changin’ [this ain’t livin’] – I knew there was a reason that I keep watching this show.

“Bad” black notes, “sophisticated” white notes [Deeply Problematic] – a look at racial stereotyping in advertisements.

I Hate Prescriptive Feminism [this ain’t livin’] – I do too.

When Do You Speak Up? [Womanist Musings] – that’s an important question to answer for yourself.

This is What a Beautiful Bride Looks Like [Small Strokes] – with all the pressure for the bride and the wedding to be perfect, we should also keep in mind what’s really important.

Just to keep you all in the loop…I’m going to be kind of MIA this week.  I’m rather busy between work and I have some friends coming to visit later in the week so I’m doing a major cleaning spree.  I’ll still have my regular weekly posts on Glee, Bones, and Dollhouse, they just might be a little delayed.  I might be able to get my post on Glee out on Thursday, but Bones and Dollhouse are definitely going to have to wait until Saturday or Sunday.  Other than that, I have a feeling that posts are going to be rather sparse this week.  I have some ideas, but little time, so hopefully I’ll be able to make up for my absense this week next week.

Anyways, these are some of my favorite posts of the past couple days.  Don’t forget to leave links to what you have been writing and reading in the comments!

There’s an awesome new group blog about the intersections between feminism and disability: FWD/Forward (Feminists with Disabilities for a Way Forward).  The writers are amazing and write about some really great and interesting topics.  Make sure to check this new blog out!

50 Books for Problematic Times is back at Deeply Problematic!

Ou [this ain’t livin’] – on gender neutral pronouns.

Sunday Shame: Vampire Edition [Womanist Musings] – I can relate.

I hope everyone has had a great week!  I know that I’m looking forward to this next week for reasons that will become clear later.  Make sure you check out the link love from Tuesday and Thursday.  As always, this post will feature some of new posts from the past couple days as well as some of my favorites from the week that were already featured in a link love post.

New Link Love

Blogging as a Social Act vs. for Social Good [Small Strokes] – a post about why we blog in the feminist blogging community.

Feminist Sex Tips for Virgins [The American Virgin] – looking at an advice columnist who gave some feminist advice.

Edward Cullen, Face of Girl Power: On the Girliness of Pop, and Why It Matters [Bitch Blogs] – some more analysis of Twilight.  I can’t get enough when I constantly run into people who love it.

False Rape Accusations and Rape Culture [The Sexist] – “Both rape and rape accusations are products of the roles assigned by rape culture.”

Weekly Link Love

Carnival o’ Feminists: Numero Cuatro [Jump Off the Bridge] – some links to some great posts! And frau sally benz was nice enough to break them up into categories. Make sure to check them out!

Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner [Shakesville] – I love Dirty Dancing, and so does Melissa! See what Melissa has to say about the movie that was about “class, feminism, sex, rape and abortion.”

SWV Seeks May-December Stalker-Romance [this ain’t livin’] – Does anyone else find it creepy that vampire stories often feature a vampire who is hundreds of years old who is obsessed with a high school girl?

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Enjoy some of these fantasic posts and leave links to what you have been writing and reading over the past couple days!!

SWV Seeks May-December Stalker-Romance [this ain’t livin’] – Does anyone else find it creepy that vampire stories often feature a vampire who is hundreds of years old who is obsessed with a high school girl?

Movie Review: The Boys Are Back [The Undomestic Goddess] – interested in the new Clive Owen movie, The Boys Are Back?  Read this review.

True Blood: Evan Rachel Wood is Not a Whore [Womanist Musings] – sadly, Evan Rachel Wood (Jessica on True Blood) is dating Alexander Skarsgard (Eric on True Blood).  I think this is sad because it means that I have even less of an unrealistic chance with Eric, but that’s not Perez Hilton sees it.

Small Strokes Podcast: Does Confidence Attract Bullies [Small Strokes] – the newest podcast from Ashley at Small Strokes about being a confident woman.

sense-sensibility-sea-monstersWhen Pride and Prejudice and Zombies came out, I thought it was funny.  It was kind of amusing that they were working zombies into the classic story.  But I think it’s gotten a little out of hand.

There is now Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, which is along the same lines as P&P and Zombies, the classic story with chapters of sea monsters written in.  But you can also get Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange which starts when Pride and Prejudice ends and makes Mr. Darcy a vampire.  Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford is going to be released this winter/spring and is the first book in a trilogy about Jane Austen living in modern times as a vampire.  Finally, there is Darcy’s Hunger by Regina Jeffers which is vampire re-telling of Pride and Prejudice.

What is with adding vampires, zombies, and other supernatural stuff?  I understand the appeal of vampires, I really do.  I really like some vampire books/shows/movies (if you haven’t noticed).  But I don’t understand the need to rewrite classics to include vampires.  Did people run out of ideas?


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