Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Weekly Roundup

News of the Geek

Good Internet Reads
  • An excellent read on the bullshit social conditioning we teach little girls.
    • When the fuck was it decided that we should start teaching our daughters to accept being belittled, disrespected and abused as endearing treatment? And we have the audacity to wonder why women stay in abusive relationships? How did society become so oblivious to the fact that we were conditioning our daughters to endure abusive treatment, much less view it as romantic overtures? Is this where the phrase “hitting on girls” comes from? Well, here is a tip: Save the “it’s so cute when he gets hateful/physical with her because it means he loves her” asshattery for your own kids, not mine. While you’re at it, keep them away from my kids until you decide to teach them respect and boundaries.
  • YOU are beautiful. Period. Lately there have been a lot of stupid images going around Facebook and other social media outlets that feature really thin women and women who are more on the national average. They say things like "When did this (thin women) become hotter than this (average women)?" or "Bones are for the dog. Meat is for the man." Supposedly they're supposed to be empowering, but it's just trading one kind of misogyny for another.
    • But some women have skinny bodies. Some are curvy. Some are fat. Some are tall. Some are…all kinds of things in between. And when I hear women tear other women down because they happen to meet some conventional standard of beauty, I have to wonder…how is this better? We’re always crying “oh poor us, society has this unrealistic standard that we just can’t meet!” Then, we turn around and do it to each other all over again.
  • Not a read, but this is a great video of the best "I Love You" moments from Hollywood:
Neat Finds

4 comments:

  1. Best post ever. Totally linking to it and to the hollywood video. <3

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    1. Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :-) Weekly Roundup is by far my favorite piece to do here, and by far the most labor intensive. I'm glad someone gets something out of them!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing that with me. :-)

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