Links um die Ecke

by Increase M

http://thehairpin.com/2012/08/outdated-beauty-advice-from-helen-gurley-brown

“Her diary-level honesty charmed, and her humor held a generous warmth. Unless you tried to make her fat”

http://menstruationresearch.org/2012/08/14/cosmos-menstrual-politics/

“Despite the appearance that the article is simply a pleasant set of suggestions, it turns out that the three pages are actually a lead into a fourth page on the right side so the connection can’t be missed, consisting of the latest ad for Tampax Radiant tampons. In design and placement the ad blends perfectly with the article so as to flow, as it were, directly from the pre-menstrual days into the period itself with Tampax waiting there to fill the need.”

http://blog.nationalpartnership.org/index.php/2012/08/going-to-mississippi/

“In closing, to the question of why I go to Mississippi, the answer is, I want for women there what I want for myself: a life of dignity, health, self-determination, and the opportunity to excel and contribute. We know that when women have access to abortion, contraception, and medically accurate sex education, they thrive. It should be no different for the women of Mississippi.”

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/10/philosophy-gender-war-sparked-by-call-for-larger-role-for-women/

“Under scrutiny, the Berlin organizers added three women to their philosophy of science roster — including the University of Waterloo’s Carla Fehr. And while outsiders might assume the move successfully quashed the controversy, the debate rages on in the global philosophy community and raises broader questions around affirmative action: Does this kind of boycott go too far? Is naming-and-shaming appropriate? Is it a man’s responsibility to fight what some say is a woman’s fight?”

http://chronicle.com/blognetwork/tenuredradical/2012/08/american-bromance-paul-ryan-the-tea-party-and-the-recent-history-of-political-conservatism/

“Paradoxically, the Ryan nomination may reveal the complete lack of ideas within the Romney campaign, an absence that money and image making has only partially obscured until now. His pro-business, anti-federal stance will draw the greatest possible funding for his campaign from the billionaires who fund the Tea Party and who find it much easier to buy their way around state and local regulations than federal ones.”

http://www.fem2pt0.com/2012/08/07/i-wish-my-mother-had-aborted-me/

‘The narrative that anti-choice crusaders are telling is powerful, moving, and best of all, it has a happy ending. It makes the woman who carries to term a hero, and for narrative purposes, it hides her maternal failing. We cannot argue against heroic, redemptive happy-ending fairy tales using cold statistics. If we want to keep our reproductive rights, we must be willing to tell our stories, to be willing and able to say, “I love my life, but I wish my mother had aborted me.”’