March 2010

Lost: The Package

31 March, 2010 // 0 Comments

Spoiler Warning: This post contains details about season six, episode ten of Lost, ‘The Package.’ I’m giving you not one, but two spoiler avoidance links today: My post on the Transgender Day of Visibility, and abby jean’s ...

Transgender Day of Visibility

31 March, 2010 // 2 Comments

Today is the Transgender Day of Visibility. It’s a counterpoint to the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is about the people we have lost. Today is about a celebration of trans* identities. About the excellent and wonderful and lovely ...

Spiny Stooges

31 March, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Feminist Blog Carnival No. 16 is up at Beauty Schooled! Jessica Yee at Bitch Magazine: Feminist Intersection: Contemporary feminism isn’t necessarily anti-racist But I would argue, in my life experiences thus far, that many of the same ...

Dubious Umbrellas

30 March, 2010 // 0 Comments

Site note: As you may have noticed, I’m writing under my name, s.e. smith, rather than my pseudonym, both here and at FWD. There are a lot of reasons for this, but primarily it has to do with people getting confused and not realising that ...

Food: The Problem Isn’t Information Deficit

29 March, 2010 // 0 Comments

At FWD recently, I highlighted this label I found attached to a bunch of asparagus: I pointed out that it felt to me like an example of food policing in action; you must eat five a day! Health professionals recommend it! Some commenters responded to ...

Intent Lemurs

29 March, 2010 // 0 Comments

General announcement which may be relevant to your interests: Find me on Twitter @sesmithwrites. Gwen at Sociological Images: Global Income Distribution, Development Aid, and Debt Allie B. sent in this graph that provides some interesting ...

This Should Not Be Here

28 March, 2010 // 0 Comments

I hope that most readers are familiar with the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a vast island of floating garbage in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. There are actually two patches formed by ocean currents in the Pacific, one of which is twice the size ...

Watermelon Seeds

27 March, 2010 // 0 Comments

We are sitting on the jetty, a plate of perfect sunshine yellow watermelon slices between us. The plate is made from blueish-green glass spotted with bubbles, slightly uneven in a way which is supposed to suggest that it was made by an artisan, and ...

Sour Victory

26 March, 2010 // 0 Comments

Actress Gabourey Sidibe was recently recognised with an Academy Award nomination for her work in Precious. I haven’t seen Precious yet, but it sounds like the recognition was well deserved, from the reviews I’ve read and the people ...
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