Hot on the heels of the cervix photo essay comes this interview with Petra Collins on a t-shirt for American Apparel depicting a masturbating, menstruating, hairy, vagina. People are calling it all kinds of things, as you can imagine. NSFW obviously. I think the image is fine, and don’t think any part of it is gross, but I’m not sure I’d wear something like that around town.
I don’t know if I’d say it’s a beautiful cervix, but it’s certainly not ugly. I dunno, it looks like a cervix? It is however a super informative photo essay project showing the changes throughout a menstrual cycle. If you don’t like blood, body parts, and fluids, then maybe skip it. NSFW. via EdithC
So Sinéad O’Connor wrote an open letter to Miley Cyrus. It’s interesting in that “here is your role model telling you that you are going down the wrong path”.
But then Amanda Palmer got into the ring and wrote one to Sinéad. One of the most interesting conversations I’ve read in a long time.
Click the link above to read it in full. Talk about a look into the struggle women face when trying to be powerful and embrace elements which are traditionally just for the male gaze.
Click the link above for the article. So accurate, really glad I checked this one out. Now I know. via EdithC
These things are not mutually exclusive. This is especially true of men too, where the societal expectation is that you will be dominant. It’s also important to draw a line between everyday interaction and bedroom behaviour. What someone does consensually in the bedroom is personal, and should not affect how society treats them. click on the link above for the article.
I think it’s really deplorable how women are treated online. And I see it everywhere. Sometimes people speak up, but usually they don’t. Yeah men get horrible things too. That doesn’t make the treatment of women OK. And the tone and severity and fervour at which it is done I think is different. This article was just one example. I post political things, and funny things. I don’t get this kind of abuse for doing it. via AnneR
I don’t want my daughter to tolerate this sort of thing, I want her to grow up oblivious as to why something as inconsequential as a boy wanting to wear a dress would ever even be an issue to anyone.
I mostly post Feminist content, but occasionally it’s worth talking about the manbox, and gender norms that affect men. There are real problems there, and this was definitely a great example. I really liked the message that it’s not enough to tolerate. It’s not about embracing either. It’s just about something being neutral. via AnneR
What does society consider the bare minimum? Click through for some simple thoughts on what that might be.
Drunk Nate Silver is a short lived meme following Nate Silver’s accurate prediction of the 2012 Us Presidential Elections.