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Archive for May, 2011

Roseanne Barr

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Laurie and Debbie are on a blogging vacation, because they’re both at WisCon in Madison, Wisconsin. Debbie will be back next week. In the meantime, have another post from the wonderful Lynne Murray: Lynne Murray says: I recently read a long New York Magazine interview with Roseanne Barr, which is accompanied by some stunningly beautiful […]

“Concern Trolling,” or “I Just Want to Help You”

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Lynne Murray says: I recently learned the term “concern trolling,” which describes a kind of verbal attack that both I (a hypervisible fat person) and my friend (who has an invisible disability) have endured in a remarkably similar way. For both of us it comes as unsought advice and pressure from a medical professional, friend, […]

This Could Be the Last Blog You Ever Read …

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: A preacher in Debbie’s home town of Oakland, California, has done the calculations: How often do we get a chance to write a timely analysis of the end of the world? First of all, end of the world predictions are nothing new. In the Christian framework, they started about 100 years […]

Panning for Gold

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Cross posted at Fukshot Marlene says: I’m starting work on a new project and I plan to share some of my process here form time to time. I expect this project to take a while, maybe a year but I’m just guessing. This is the first installment. I intend to make estrogen pills. I’ll probably […]

Photo Of The Week: Tee Corinne/Scars Project

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

I’ve been thinking about my friend Tee Corinne a lot lately, so I thought I’d put up this image as my Picture of the Week from her final project Scars, Stoma, Ostomy Bag, Portacath: Picturing Cancer in Our Lives, color solarized nudes of her lover Beverly Brown. She completed the project shortly before her own […]

Pretty and “Not Pretty, Really”

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Debbie says: Mark McKinney, who some of you may know from Kids in the Hall and I know from the incomparably wonderful Canadian TV series Slings and Arrows, made a documentary short in 2006 about “pretty people”: The Art of Seduction: Not Pretty, Really. For some reason, Sociological Images recently posted the trailer: First, let’s […]

Geronimo Is Not bin Laden

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: If you aren’t living under a rock somewhere, you know that the United States’ government’s operation which succeeded in killing Osama bin Laden was code-named Geronimo. As you probably also know, Geronimo is not just a cool-sounding word that a kid says when her sled barrels down the hill. Geronimo was […]

Mother’s Day Proclamation

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Laurie says: Thought it would be interesting to put up the original Mother’s Day proclamation by nineteenth century pacifist and feminist Julia Ward Howe. She was writing in reaction to the carnage of the Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War. .. .. Arise, then, women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts, Whether […]

The Crochet Reef: Hyperbolic Crochet Art

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Laurie says: I was staying with Vonda McIntyre when I was in Seattle last week. Vonda makes amazing undersea creatures based on the hyperbolic crochet technique. She told me about an exhibit, The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, that was recently at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in DC. I wish I had known about […]

Celebration of Henna Belly Art

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Lynne Murray says: Belly art and henna dye are not just for pregnant women. But the image below is stunning, and there are more at the links: Before talking henna, I should mention that although I’m almost assertively non-decorative when it comes to body art on my own body, I love seeing it well done […]