By the way, I’m currently on vacation in Ithaca, New York. My computer access is limited, so blogging from me could be even more erratic than usual for the next week or two.
Now, on to the links…
Residents of trailer parks set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to house hurricane victims in Louisiana aren’t allowed to talk to the press without an official escort, The (Baton Rouge) Advocate reported. [Via: The Sideshow]
…A post-pregnancy body is one of this society’s greatest secrets; all we see of the female body is that which is airbrushed and perfect, and if we look any different, we hide it from the light of day in fear of being seen. […] It is my dream, then, to create this website where women of all ages, shapes, sizes and nationalities can share images of their bodies so it will no longer be secret.
I think the way we handle The Other Woman as this powerful, almost supernaturally so, dominating presence that compells the man to cheat is just an extension of our infantalizing of men in general.
…I dunno about others with impairments, but this disabled person would please ask those who support Stem Cell research to stop intensifying and reinforcing the “poor tragic people” stereotype. [Via The Gimp Parade]
The most common complications included vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal hernias, infections, pneumonia and respiratory failure, as well as the leaking of gastric juices caused by imperfect surgical connections between the stomach and the intestines. … In the cases reviewed by federal researchers, 85 percent of the patients were women. [Via Big Fat Blog]
Punk Ass Blog: I Dreamed I Wrote This Sestina In My Maidenform Bra, by Denise Duhamel
Because all good poems are about Disney films and bras.
New to the blogroll: Equality Loudoun
Good blog focusing on the same-sex marriage debate, both nationally and in Virginia. I thought this post on gender role ideology and opposition to marriage equality was particularly good.
Notes From The Tundra: The Legend of Steve The Cat
How our household gained a new (but temporary) member. (More photos here).