Links of Great Interest 11/13/09

Happy Friday the 13th!! On to the links. :)

Yo, black feminists, stop being so bitter. You are the reason you can’t have nice things.

Done with off our backs? MS Magazine still rules; check out their abortion series, their article on feminism in Baghdad, and another one on the mommy blogosphere.

Learn more about mineral makeup at the Mineral Makeup Mutiny.

The BBC has a great article up on the Night Witches, the all female air regiments that scared the pants off the Germans during WWII.

Enheduanna, a Sumerian priestess, might be the first known author.

This is a great post on rape culture.

AngryBlackBitch has a neato post on Veteren’s Day.

I’ve never really thought about the cultural significance of Jewish hair.

I would be so proud to have this kid as my son.

What do The Color Purple and Precious have in common?


  1. Anemone says

    I noticed quite a few Jewish women talking about their hair in the book Curly Girl. The other day a woman told me she calls it the Hebro. “Jew-fro” works, too. I wonder what I’m supposed to call my curls? It’s funny how intense a subject curly hair can be. And that doll they reference didn’t look as Jewish as I was expecting.

  2. says

    “Bitter” is always a negative classification when applied to people. It means feelings that have soured. Anger can be passionate, vibrant, appropriate, even constructive; bitterness is always a bad thing, and a bitter person is by definition pathetic. Life has done them wrong, and that’s tragic, but they’ve let it turn them into a hateful monster instead of rising above it.

    People with more privilege often use it to silence or dismiss the claims of people with less privilege because they think they know what’s best for the less privileged person. I mean, that’s what they’re saying here: “You’re going to wreck your credibility if you don’t toe the line that’s working for us, here.”

    Damn, that Shakesville post IS very good on describing rape culture. Nice job, there.

  3. Anemone says

    The person who wrote that bitter article lost me completely when he started talking about false charges of domestic abuse. Yeah, right.

    Has anyone seen the
    latest offering by Sarah Haskins? Compared side by side with the rape culture article, it looks pretty scary, even after she deconstructs it.

  4. sbg says

    Every time I see one of those Broadview ads, I think, “Oh, I need to talk about this on Hathor!” and then promptly forget. They are appalling for several reasons.

    And thanks for the links, Maria!

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