I think I have an ear infection and I’d probably sell my soul for caffeine right now, but no time to waste: somebody is being wrong on the Internet right now. And other people may actually be out there being right. Here’s this week’s sampling:
- Feministing calls out ‘Dear Prudence’ for the many instances her column has counseled women that their choices to drink, club, and party makes them culpable when they get raped. I guess we should be grateful she doesn’t mention that they were probably dressed slutty, too. *eye roll*
- Relatedly, a man in the atheist blogosphere pledges to withdraw and withhold his support for rape culture, and to instead try to contribute to a more woman-friendly world.
- A meaty and thoughtful post from Love, Joy, Feminism on ‘The Intersection of Guns, Gender, and Violence’.
The Skeptical OB examines the way our society has historically judged the value of a woman based on her sexual and procreative decision-making, and how that shines through in the alt-med home-birth movement.
- David Futrelle, valiant hunter of men’s-rights-movement trolls and nutters, showcases The Woolly Bumblebee’s outrage at having unwittingly bought a pair of pants that supports a charity for girls. Misandrist pants! Make her rage backfire by checking out Because I Am A Girl, which explains for itself why girls worldwide need their very own charity project.
- Melissa on Pigtail Pals has a short but inspiring post about the benefits of putting aside your own body-image issues to have fun with the kids. For one, you teach your kids that life isn’t about your physcial appearance, but about feeling good about yourself and enjoying your body at whatever size and shape; for another, water slides!
- A really amusing parody of magazines aimed at women. I love the horoscope section best.