HAHAHAHAHA. There. I lol’d.
In other news: Barbie programs computers, designs pink laptop.
What are your favorite author-blogs? I really get a kick out of peeking into the writing process, particularly since you can get a sense of how the authors are approaching their female characters and how that’s embedded in their everyday life. LJ Smith, for example, sympathizes with the kinds of relationships her female high school characters have with each other, and talks about them gently. Plus, she acknowledges that high school can be a hard time, but it’s not totally filled with Mean Girls out to get you. There are the female friends you go to for defense as well. LKH, on the other hard, pretty consistently dismisses other women, something that comes up in her fiction a lot. If you’ve read Anita Blake or Merry Gentry books, that “GRR other women are shallow — btw blonde women suck!!” comes up fairly often. I mean, I notice it, and I’m pretty anti-blonde-as-beauty myself.
Oh wells. Bobbity boo. Marriage, love, and cultural tropes… they need each other, folks!
More good viewing: Sita Sings the Blues combines the story of Sita and Rama with the story of a young woman and her modern-day feckless lover with jazz. It’s pretty awesome, but I suspect I’d've liked it better if its publishing history wasn’t so off.
Oh my gosh. The Adopt-A-Haitian missionaries just got sketchier.
Also: it’s somehow black women’s duty to not abort? They should not have access to abortion? I’m totally confused by this.
Jen pointed out earlier this week that pregnant women don’t need your casual advice. I want to add that all the pressure put on having a perfectly normal baby and a perfectly normal pregnancy can lead to PTSD.
More great oral history from LiftingVoices.