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Archive for December, 2013

Body Impolitic’s 2013 Guide to Sane Holidays

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Laurie and Debbie say: This annual list is (mostly) for folks who celebrate the upcoming holidays, and are fortunate enough to have people and resources to celebrate with; if you don’t fit that group, skip to the bottom. If you do fit, then even if your family are your favorite people and you look forward […]

Put Toxic Chemicals Where? Beware of Toxic Sex Toys

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Laurie and Debbie say: Caitlin Murphy at Bitch Media warns about toxic chemicals in our sex toys: If there’s any product customers want to make sure is nontoxic, it’s toys that they’ll be sticking into their most intimate places. But in a society where politicians are uncomfortable hearing the the word vagina, it’s unsurprising that […]

Linksday Friday

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Links got delayed twice this week, but here they are! Kathleen Turner is 60, and has something to say about aging. “I don’t look like I did 30 years ago. Get over it!” “You have to get to that place as a woman where you know your worth isn’t dependent on [looks].” *** I don’t […]

Advertising: The Message Is the Medium

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Debbie says: This week’s internet has brought me three really interesting takes on substitution in advertising. There’s the growing number of ads that substitute men for women: Lisa Wade at Sociological Images makes the two important points about this: First, because the ads are so tongue-in-cheek, they didn’t seem to be acknowledging and validating women’s […]

Who’s Afraid of the Willendorf Venus?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Lynne Murray says: The Willendorf Venus is celebrating this holiday season with a little fat activism in front of a San Francisco store (wisely unnamed in the quotation below) that thought they had a hip/edgy way to package their holiday fat-bashing as an interactive experience. Marilyn Wann, author of FAT!SO? and creator of the Yay! […]

Jane Austen Is Not A Pretty Girl

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Cross-posted on Feministe) Laurie says: I am a serious fan of Jane Austen’s books and of her ironic observers’ take on women and Regency society.  She did not describe her characters very much, and was far more interested in their personalities and interactions than their looks. The only authentic portrait we have of Austen is […]

Linksday With an Explanation

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Debbie says: This is the post that was supposed to go up the Monday after Thanksgiving, one week ago tonight. That’s the night we discovered that the back end of our blog had disappeared (literally into a blank white screen). Our webmaster had a series of mishaps (including illness and power failure) which prevented him […]

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