By once a week I of course meant once every calendar week, not once every 7 days. Yeah. We’ll go with that.
Current brilliant feminist observations and ideas are being pretty well pushed to the bottom of my brain pool in order to make room for all of the cardboard boxes and friends-with-trucks-wrangling that goes along with moving, but here goes my best shot at an interesting blog post:
Things of note:
1. Hooray California! (you’ve all read the articles, I will let you choose your favorite.)
2. Hooray 3 female Supreme Court justices!!
3. The media is still attempting to connect Sarah Palin with some “new feminism” idea which is clearly in no way whatever connected to feminism. Also she’s terrible at yoga.
I am getting really burnt out on domestic violence as shock value or plot fulcrum. I understand the need to draw attention to this terrible cycle, but really Rhianna/Eminem? Haven’t we heard this from you both before? Furthermore, Rhianna aren’t you supposedly considering getting back with the man who beat the living hell out of you (and will again! And again after that!) making you a very difficult spokesperson for breaking the cycle of violence? “I’ve never seen this side of him…” yes honey, he knows that.
In the last week or so I have been on a hunt for a domestic violence awareness ad that doesn’t feature a series of beautiful women. From the British PSA featuring Kiera Knightly to your run of the mill awareness video, all the photos are of very pretty women with their faces mangled by violence. I hate that we have to put a pretty face on something to get people to pay attention. Less attractive women get beaten too. As do non-whites but that’s another issue all together.
Sorry for this ridiculously scattered post, but hey, habits got to get formed. Weekly habits!