I have oft-promised the other Harpies to do a linkaround on Fridays for good and interesting progressive work on the internet, and just as often, except I think perhaps twice, I have failed to do so. The excuse used to be work, but since I am not really working at the moment in any way, I no longer have that, so. Let today be the successful inauguration of a tradition!
You are also welcome to drop links to your own blogs in the comments. We’d love to see what our readers are writing and thinking about.
The linkaround is meant to introduce our readers to other spaces and perspectives, and I do ask that if you choose to read these blogs as a visitor from here, try to be good blog-guests and allow these ideas room to breathe even if you aren’t convinced on first impression. Let’s all keep in mind (and this means me too) that there is just as much value in listening as there is in talking. You can also talk about the links here, of course, but again, I’m asking that you do so in a respectful way – don’t use this space to write comments you wouldn’t be comfortable writing on any of these blogs.
Fucking While Feminist, With Jaclyn Friedman – A helpful discussion of what one does when one is the kind of person who uses the words “rape culture” on a first date.
A beautiful meditation on the buddha, the dharma, the sangha at flipfloppingjoy.
Amanda Palmer Behaves Like An Asshole, Part 37 (warning, graphic imagery) – Seriously, public figures, how hard is it not to offer flippant public comments that shit on marginalized populations, or on this country’s racial history and associated tensions in the name of “irony”? (Tip: Watch Reality Bites – irony does not mean what you think it means.) See also, and this too.
The last instalment of Latoya Peterson’s posts on Women of Colour and Wealth.
Goodbuytjane’s perspective on the Lady Gaga Telephone video.
Happy trails, folks!