Links of Great Interest 11/27/09

I have Britney Spears’ “3” stuck in my head. I’m just letting you know. That, plus knowing how to do a couple of Shakira’s poses from “She-Wolf,” makes me feel very diva-licious.

In other news:

Scary Muslims are scary! Don’t pull their headscarves, because they are unreasonable and expect you, Westerner, to be courteous. At least this summary of 2012 is hilarious.

No diploma for you, fatties!

The Sweet Valley High reissues are vetted here.

Here’s some advice on being a good ally to women:

When you approach me in public, you are Schrödinger’s Rapist. You may or may not be a man who would commit rape. I won’t know for sure unless you start sexually assaulting me. I can’t see inside your head, and I don’t know your intentions. If you expect me to trust you—to accept you at face value as a nice sort of guy—you are not only failing to respect my reasonable caution, you are being cavalier about my personal safety.

Look, I don’t know if the Trevor Project needs money — but I’m willing to bet that the rise of hate crimes towards LGBT youth AND the present recession has been hurting them.

This is one of the most engaging discussions of race and imperialism in steampunk EVER!

I’ve been thinking about my personal “fantasy of being thin,” and have pretty much accepted I will never be a Princess of Power, like She-Ra.

American Judaism has a boy problem.” So does the Israeli government [article removed].

Question design matters when you are asking about rape.

More on race in Precious.

Add yourself to the Bratabase!

Buppies is starting on It’s a web-series about a couple of black professional trying to make it work in Hollywood.

This just in: The Biggest Loser might not be representative of healthful dietary habits.

When disability rights, immigration, and childhood collide…

Anna describes some good disabled characters.

UnusualMusic brings attention to the birth industry in the US.


  1. The Other Patrick says

    The link to Schroedinger’s Rapist is broken. Also, why is Britney Spears in that linked video being prayed to (or something) by three “ethnic beauties”?

  2. Maria V. says

    The link’s working for me.

    On the video: I have no idea! I love fanmade videos because they are often INEXPLICABLE!

  3. Anemone says

    That summary of 2012 was really funny. The more I read about that movie the more I’m convinced it’s a waste of time.

  4. 12Sided says

    I saw the video for ‘She-wolf’ a few days ago after seeing the title and instantly thinking that of coarse it was going to be about being a werewolf…. I was dissapointed :(

  5. Maria V. says

    haha It’s disappointing down to the weak, oddly alluring howl. But I like that she’s talking about boring relationships and reclaiming her sexuality…

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