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.


Anonymous Carmen Van Kerckhove said...

Thanks for the link, Jenn!

7/24/2006 03:56:00 PM  

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