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Monday, July 24, 2006

Cerebrogenesis (5)

  • The Second Carnival of Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Fans. Gosh that carnival needs an acronym. CFSF3? But great stuff here, and definitely worth a read.
  • Women find solidarity in basic black, an article from the L.A. Times documenting a return of genetically true black as a fashion fad for Japanese. I'm not sure how one's natural hair colour can be a fad, but if this ushers in an end to eye-widening surgery, I'm all for it.
  • Why the fashion industry desperately needs some diversity by MixedMediaWatch. I recently got addicted to Project Runway, and it's scary how few people of colour are involved as contestants. The models are slightly more diverse, but still disconcertingly monochromatic.
  • In which I call a truce to the whole 'sex wars' thing, a post by tekanji, arguing that too often feminists get bogged down arguing against one another rather than arguing against that which truly oppresses us. Amen, sister, amen.
  • Born Free and Equal, an online book with history and pictures of a Japanese internment camp, although the book focuses on far too much happiness and patriotism for my tastes. It's worth perusing to get a human face to what most people consider an anonymous part of American history, and is relevant since contemporary politicians have recently considered re-visiting the concept of internment camps, this time for undocumented immigrants. We need to remember how much it didn't work last time.
  • How To Be a Real Nice Guy by the Official Shrub Blog. Another post by tekanji, which should be read and memorized by all, whether you think you're privileged or not.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Carmen Van Kerckhove said...

Thanks for the link, Jenn!

7/24/2006 03:56:00 PM  

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