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July 2, 2011
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Things we liked, or didn’t like, from around the web this week.
Land of the free, unless you’re not: Outcry in America as pregnant women who lose babies face murder charges
On not smiling. Also subjecting random hollerers to the Spanish Inquisition.
Going topless in Central Park
And then I was like, well, why the hell not? What’s the point of having toplessness be legal in New York City if you can’t taste of its sweet nectars? Social mores don’t just change overnight; someone has to go first and make it look like fun, and then, with any luck, the rest will follow, and someday it becomes normal, right? In the name of being the change I want to see (as well as anecdotal sociology), I decided to swallow my fears and hang out topless in Central Park Sunday afternoon.
From the WYFC Tumblr, a disturbing quote from Margaret Atwood about women’s worst nightmares.
Election year, and we might want to be influencing our elected representatives about various issues. On Dim-Post, some advice about how to do that, from a parliamentary staffer. (Long story short: write individual letters, not form letters or e-mail.)
Shoes. From the wonderful Dr Isis, who is a research scientist, a mother, a feminist, and loves shoes.