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Weekly Awesome 11.15

November 15, 2012


~Stuff I pinned at my TIAW and Wisdom boards.
~I love this. It’s exactly right. As long as we pit ourselves against each other with phrases like, “Real women have curves,” we only hurt… everyone. Ourselves, other women, and feminism as a whole. Your body is beautiful. It just is.
~Sonia Sotomayor tells America’s preschoolers that Princess isn’t a career choice. Finally! Someone balancing out the pink toy aisles in stores.
~Speaking of pink toys… We don’t have one of these Legoland Discovery Centers here, but I have heard that they are divided up by gender pretty strongly. This post goes on to point out that the “girl Legos” are always located next to the toddler ones, insinuating that girls’ toys should be simpler to manage than boys’. Not cool, Lego. How about just a big table for ALL the kids, with ALL the colors and ALL the design options. For the record, we do have a Legoland Theme Park near me (which is mostly rides and very little opportunity to play or create with Legos), and when we go I always notice that the girls I see tend to be wearing Darth Vader t-shirts or something else awesomely badass. Point being that girls like boy things AND girl things. Huh. Funny how that works.
~In other news, Amanda Palmer wrote to PETA about an ad insinuating that pubic hair is not pretty or feminine. I had been considering posting this video she did recently with the Flaming Lips because she’s all nude and hairy and so very pretty AND feminine and now I have a very good excuse to.
~Speaking of body hair (I like how all these articles have teamed up in pairs), this woman has decided to stop trying to hide her facial hair in order to participate in Movember. Awesome. She’s showing support for men while showing women how to be a hero.
~This article on NPR highlights my own belief and experience and reasons for creating SOAM and TIAW. Because the more you see of differently shaped bodies, the more normal they will be. The more normal they will be, the more beautiful you will find them.
~And to add to the plus-sized end of the spectrum of bodies are a whole bunch of fashion bloggers. These girls are damn cute. I want them to buy all my clothes and tell me what to wear every day.

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2 Responses to “Weekly Awesome 11.15”

  1. Myssie Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    The image above is so powerful.
    and speaking of Amanda Palmer…did you see the video or hear the song of hers “Map of Tasmania” celebrating pubic hair freedom? It is superb.

  2. Bonnie (TIAW) Says:
    November 15th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    No, I’m usually out of the Amanda Palmer loop, I will have to check that out! Thanks!

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