Today is the Summer Solstice (for those of us in the northern hemisphere, that is – it’s midwinter down south) and my family and I will celebrate by watching the sunset at the beach. The beginning of our trek into winter, when the Earth wobbles back away from the sun. In our particular area of the world, it’s still very much springtime (if overcast days signify springtime. I don’t really know what season to call this, actually). We won’t get the heat of summertime until the fall. Seasons are confusing for us, OK?
Wow. That paragraph devolved quickly from musings on spirituality and celestial events to defensiveness about our yearly climate. Let’s just forget this happened and get on to the Lady Links.
LADY LINKS. I might have just renamed the Weekly Awesome, you guys. LADY LINKS.
~TIAW on Pinterest and Tumblr.
~This is a really powerful and heavy article about Don Draper’s rape on Mad Men. I don’t mean that he raped someone. I mean that he was raped. If you don’t read this one, at least read the two articles linked to The Good Men Project where two male rape survivors talk about their rapes.
~This one was hard to take. I mean. LLOYD DOBBLER WITH A BOOM BOX. But, if I am going to be totally (and painfully) honest with myself, I had to admit that it’s a little bit stalkery. *sigh*
~VERY cool interview about feminist porn.
~How to start loving your vagina. <--Best article all year. Share it with EVERYONE YOU KNOW. ~I've probably shared this one before, but it bears repeating. How to talk to little girls.
Happy Summer (or Winter) Solstice! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
I HAD to comment about the male nipples thing..it’s so funny…and yet so true! That’s exactly what I have said many many times!
Me again! :D the awesome stuff is just too awesome today! Wow! All I can say to you is a BIG thank you!! Thank you for bringing male rape issue to light. This is a topic very closed to my heart…somebody I love dearly suffered through this and until this day people still make him responsible (30 yeas later!) and think of it as an little adventure he had as a boy…really? A 14 year old boy and a 20 something woman?? Really! It enfuriates me!
That’s just awful. Things are so fucked up when we try to make people believe their traumas are good things. :(