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dcg @ Dead Cow Girl | Fifty Shades of Grey. A Review from the Dungeon. I asked, and dcg answered: Fifty Shades is crap at consent. Also,as someone points out in comments, if you want to read it check out the fan fiction version for free.
Marianne @ xoJane | Sex Isn’t Trashy – And Neither Are Sexy Books. Why do novels that include sexually explicit material get such a bad rap? Particularly the ones marketed to women? (via Feministing)
Tom Cox @ The Guardian | How to reorganise your bookshelves using the honesty system. “Of course, some of these excesses are simply a by-product of that elastic thing that can happen to time when we are in a bookshop, where our sheer good intentions and excitement overrule everything we have previously learned about how many hours there are in a day. ”
Lyla Cicero @ Role/Reboot | My Husband Does Do That: My Journey Out of the Equal Parenting Closet. “No one has the perfect marriage, but it was the gendered aspects of the husband-bashing which eluded me most—husbands not ‘helping’ around the house, never ‘watching the kids,’ oblivious to routines and childcare tasks.”
Fannie @ Fannie’s Room | But But But Men Are Better!!!. Musings on why it’s so hard for some men to give up the male-as-default way of seeing the world (with examples from ESPN’s coverage of the NCAA tournament).
Eyder Peralta @ NPR | Study: Conservatives Trust in Science at Record Low. This story leaves a lot of questions about the study unanswered, but it’s still interesting food for thought.
s.e. smith @ Wandering Stars | Some thoughts on the responses to the passing of Adrienne Rich. Why it’s still sometimes important to speak ill (or at least honestly) of the dead.
Emily Nagoski @ The Dirty Normal | anti-sex-positive feminism? and if I were FOOD positive …. Two thoughtful posts on the political positioning of sex positivity and those who oppose those who identify as sex positive.
What have you been reading/writing Harpies? Share links in the comments!