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Sharing the love

Things we liked, or didn’t like, from around the internet this week. When I (Deb) say, “we”, I mean my lovely Lady Gardener friends, because I have had one of those weeks, and found nothing, even though I read lots and thought vaguely that I must add it to our links round-up.

Feministe on apologies: what do we actually want?

Thomas Roche at Tiny Nibbles looks at some studies on female sexuality (NSFW) and notes they seem to have an issue with size…

Jimmy Carter has walked out of the Southern Baptist Church over their treatment of women. No, really.

The best birth control in the world is for men. Bonus points for using the phrase “the sperm are torn apart”.

Politically-problematic turn-ons:

If you don’t have fantasies like mine, I can understand the impulse to want to erase them from the world. But women like me and all the other straight freaks in this world stubbornly refuse to be erased. Sex is too important, too essential a life process, to spend our lives faking it. Anybody who thinks I, personally, am going to spend the rest of my life being sweetly made love to while I cry tears of sheer, uncut BOREDOM is out of their freaking minds.

Well, hello, Mr President. Barack Obama sends a message to Planned Parenthood. And women everywhere swoon.

Speaking of Planned Parenthood, Elizabeth Banks has some words to say.

A girlfriend and I recently wondered what would be more mortifying: having to tell her male employer she needed birth control to mitigate a heavy flow or just bleeding all over herself in the office?

And while we’re on the Hunger Games – is Katniss really as feminist as we all think? (There’s spoilers in there about the books. Which….thanks very much.)

Relatedly, young women in Fiji re-imagine fairy tales. The Cinderella one is particularly genius.

Ella saw the man’s shoe and wondered whose it was. She was amazed to find it belonged to the Prince. Ella was quite happy about this as she was quite keen on this Prince and wanted to get to know him more. Before long, they decided to be best friends.

The HuffPo’s Good Books Every Woman Should Read has Twilight on it. I’m (Tallulah) just saying. It also has Faludi and French and Chopin. So I can’t decide if that’s better or worse than The Frisky’s list.

And RIP, Adrienne Rich.

Something pretty: Zanzibar shoes, from Ziera. I want.

Zanzibar shoes, from Ziera

Should you come across something interesting, or worrying, or pretty, on the internet, feel feel to e-mail the link to one of the Lady Gardeners for inclusion in our weekly links list. We like to share.

2 responses to “Sharing the love

  1. Jasmine April 1, 2012 at 6:24 am

    I am surprised no blogger has torn apart that ridiculous article in the NZ Herald blaming ‘strong female characters’ for the rise in women participating in violent crime:

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