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I Like Links

By Anytimeyoga @anytimeyoga

Especially these links.

Relax! You’ll Be More Productive by Tony Schwartz at The New York Times — “‘More, bigger, faster.’ This, the ethos of the market economies since the Industrial Revolution, is grounded in a mythical and misguided assumption — that our resources are infinite.”

A Rose By Any Other Name by Circe at Hysterical [notes for sexism, patriarchy, abuse at post] — “But being newlyweds, now I’m forced to decide what I’m going to do about my name. I’m already being assumed to be Mrs. Husband’s Name by family (heck, I even went by it informally with friends for maybe a week after the wedding), without my having actually changed it, and new people I meet have been jumping to the conclusion that, since I’m married, my husband is Mr. My Name.”

Come One, Come All! by JeninCanada at Fierce, Freethinking Fatties — “CALLING ALL WRITERS! Are you DEATHFAT? A Person of Color? A man? A member of the LGBTQIA community? First Nations? Ultra-rich? (Drop me a line!

) Broke-ass poor? Immigrant? Emmigrant? Are you full of wisdom of the ages or just stepping out on your own?* We want to hear from YOU! These voices need to be heard, their perspectives shared, or else Fat Acceptance and the way it intersects with race, socio-economic status, gender, sex, and sexuality, will remain dominated by one very specific perspective; the white, cis, straight, not too fat (but still definitely fat) woman’s perspective.”

My Father, My Brother, My Husband, My Son by Ana Mardoll at Shakesville [note for hostility to reproductive rights] — “In his State of the Union address this month, President Obama invoked—for what is officially now the eleventy-billionth time—the framing that our economy is stronger when ‘our wives, mothers, and daughters’ can contribute to that economy without fear of discrimination and violence.”

Of thigh gaps, calories and ignorance about how bodies actually work by Caitlin at Fit and Feminist — “The obsession with the thigh gap is an example of the way the biological realities of our bodies have become totally divorced from the aesthetic ideals against which they are held. It’s not even a matter of form versus function. In this case, obsession with form – the thigh gap – obliterates function – the thigh’s ability to do what thighs do.”

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