an information cluster (the round up)

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(found on Tumblr, specific location unknown.)

I just ate some delicious cheese, and now my hands smell like cheese, which means my keyboard will soon smell like cheese. Also, it’s 10.52 pm on a Saturday night.

And now, an assortment of news:

Single People Should Get to Have Weddings, Too – Millie Kerr – The Atlantic

I always think about this when I’m at weddings, which makes the whole process of being at said wedding really painful. Since I’m not going to be getting married, I won’t experience the pomp of a wedding, which I’m more than okay with, but it does hurt to know that the investment (material and emotional) of a wedding is something that’s limited to folks who do get married. People save for their child’s wedding like they save for college. It’s a phenomenon that’s unlike others.

Jada on Willow’s Hair Cut: ‘Girls Have the Right to Own Themselves’ – COLORLINES

“This is a world where women,girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determinati on. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain.”

I love this whole statement by Jada Pinkett Smith so much. I hope Willow grows up to be a raving, raging, unapologetic feminist and inspires a generation of rabble rousing, shit stirring kids.

WHO Speaks Campaign

This campaign, which is about women’s complicated experiences with body image, launched last week at Duke University. By physically putting words that are negative and ugly on our bodies, we can confront them and force others to confront them.

U.S. adults have “boyfriends” and “girlfriends”–Do other cultures also infantilize the unmarried? « Onely: Single and Happy

This is an important piece, it directly calls out the not so hidden sentiment that “our society views unmarried people as younger/less evolved/more childish than married ones.” (Also, check out the Alternatives to Marriage Project.)

What It Was Like to Be a Woman at Goldman Sachs – Marie Myung-Ok Lee – The Atlantic

Gd, this article is disturbing. It’s important to read, though, offering insight into not only the untenable greed that is Goldman Sachs (and capitalism), but the fact that sexism is inextricably tied up in it.

The Big Feminist BUT: Corinne Mucha’s "Spinster" | Bitch Media

I love this so much. Bitch is running three comics a month from The Big Feminist BUT (the Kickstarter is here) , a comics anthology that engages with feminism, its contradictions, realities and disclaimers. The anthology includes this comic by Corinne Mucha.

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2 thoughts on “an information cluster (the round up)

  1. Joe Cardillo says:

    I love Jada and Will’s comments about their daughter’s right to decide for herself what to do with her hair. Amazing parenting!

  2. Onely says:

    Thanks for the ping!!! And the for the amazing other links. You (and your blog) rock; we’re adding the blog to our list of “favorites” on Onely. Cheers — Lisa

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