Live Flesh

Zuzu at Feministe noticed a perverse new article on Details, an occasionally homoerotic men’s rag, which includes a picture of the bottom half of a pig’s body, in heels, as an illustration to an article that supposedly praises “curvy” stars such as Gretchen Mol and Scarlett Johansson, among other things. Salon’s broadsheet is echoing Zuzu’sContinue reading “Live Flesh”

Another moving speck in the ocean of “the Reading Public”

Here is a Meme I originally spotted on LitLove (check them out, if you think I’m dork-tastic when it comes to books). 1. First book to leave a lasting impression? Konstantin Paustovsky’s autobiography, The Story of a Life. I read the first volume when I was in the first grade. He was born in Kiev,Continue reading “Another moving speck in the ocean of “the Reading Public””

Veiled Wonder. It’s the stupidity, stupid.

This is the first in a series of posts I’d like to dedicate to my experiences with the veil. I don’t like people who, when greeted with the word “Islam,” immediately start spouting off about pedophilia and compulsory veiling. I want these folk to stop and think, maybe even read up on the Quran aContinue reading “Veiled Wonder. It’s the stupidity, stupid.”