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Liz and I will probably be blogging more over the summer as she job hunts and I mentally prepare for law school in the fall. Here’s some of the stuff I’ve been reading. Happy June, readers!
Caitlyn Flanagan’s piece in The Atlantic has generated a ton of controversy. We’ll most likely respond in the next few days, seeing as we’re the girls apparently perpetrating this “cultural insurrection.” Some of our favorite feminist bloggers have responded: Sady Doyle and Jill Filipovic among them.
It is so rare to find commentary on women having children later in life without it being spun as a grave social problem. The Guardian has a great op-ed debunking some of this, and some good commentary here.
Some overlooked stories regarding the BP oil spill. ICE is investigating the immigration status of workers involved in the clean-up effort. File this under Really? Also, capitalism wreaks environmental havoc in places besides the US – just a reminder.
15 billboards that do not belong next to each other.
I’m getting a bit nostalgic for my DC summer intern days. For your entertainment purposes, Overheard in DC (intern edition) and the infamous DC intern blog, which Liz and I are thankful we never graced.
DC film festival round-up. Rosslyn’s ’90s series looks great.
I’m so excited for World Cup 2010. A beginner’s guide and a reluctant reminder that I’m not at all unique in this affinity.
Om nom nom for the day.
I’ve been listening to this a lot (thanks, Crystal Castles Pandora):
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– A bunch of creationist, anti-global warming men interview some women and deem the g-spot a myth. mmk, sure.
– California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposes a constitutional amendment that would guarantee higher education more funding than state prisons. Seems like a no-brainer.
– The New Yorker’s John Cassidy reports on the proven (see: 2008) failure of Chicago School-style economics. Keynes says, “back attack!”
– Radical feminist Mary Daly died. I’ll let Jill say the rest:
“Mary Daly’s life, in a lot of ways, is a microcosm of the public face of late 20th century second-wave feminism — a woman-centered radical movement that had (refreshingly, for some) little place for men, but that later found itself tripping over its narrowly-imposed definition of ‘woman.'”
– Yea, because Christians are the paradigm of fidelity and morality.
Currently watching: re-run of the DC Real World.
Currently consuming: homemade date & nut bars and coffee.
Looking forward to: a weekend of bonfires, DC-ing, and a bit of snow.
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