Just got invited to a wedding via text message, AMA.
A zine inspired by a conversation I had with Peter about a potential children’s book about our friends’ first times doing things.
(I love zines and I understand that part of their appeal is their tangible, offline nature—but whatever. Behold the ezine.)
This is the blog of my very excellent friend Miriam who makes her own ice cream. I hope your mouth waters. She’s fed me much of her ice cream when we were at school together (earl grey and brownie mint were my favorites). As much as I miss being one of her regular taste-testers, I miss Mirm herself even more! She’s a great blogger and an even better pal.
My relationship status with my alma mater? It’s complicated.
I’m grateful to have gone to Wes for all the opportunities it afforded me (insert student loan joke here), but at its core, its administration makes decisions and set policy like the neoliberal institution it is. Are higher education and social justice even compatible?
This is a great addendum to traditional film ratings and it has the potential to alter how films can now be received and critiqued. Think of how few females are hired in movies because of their lack of representation! Think of the lack of variety in representation! And think of how lowthe standards of this test actually are. Yikes.
Fun fact: I saw the brilliant Allison Bechdel read at Wesleyan last fall and she spoke about the Bechdel test. She didn’t come up with the idea. A friend of hers did, and she then used the idea in a Dykes to Watch Out For comic strip.
Originally I wrote this for Unlocked and now I’m thrilled it’s on The Feminist Wire!