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I have started so many new entries since then and this still isn't a real one. But I thought that as there are quite a few comic book fans, who are also, um, women on my f'list, some of them might like to know that The F-Word are calling for comic book reviewers.
- Current Mood: sleepy
Today's invite takes the biscuit:
You've been invited to add this photo* to the group Menstrual Cups
I'd say you couldn't make this stuff up but I don't entirely believe it isn't actually a joke.
*This is the photo in question (it's not a menstrual cup, don't worry). Not long after having had a conversation where a friend attempted to persuade us that the Mooncup is a better way, seeing the fierce debate on this sticker on the back of a toilet stall door just made me laugh.
- Current Mood: bewildered
This, an account by a half Indian, half white, Brit, is the closest thing I have ever read to my own experience as a culturally English, ethnically Chinese person.
And I realise that in one way, it's ridiculous to be so shocked and awed to have someone capture it so well, but I am.
As usual, I have been scant with the Christmas cards this year (um, I've written two) but I did get you some library books - just if you decide you want to get them out, you'll have to go to Cambodia.
Hope everyone has a lovely Christmas/general festive period with terrible amounts of overeating, plenty of booze and snoozing on warm sofas. We have a lot of cheese tonight, Beef Wellington tomorrow and I will be cooking up a storm of a roast lamb on Boxing Day (I hope.)
Be well everyone ♥
- Current Mood: bouncy
- Current Music:"Star of Wonder" - Sufjan Stevens
Actually, that's a silly question. I've almost never read the LRB and even less often do I read Personals but having now come across them, they're an absolute joy to browse:
Female, 34. All own limbs. Seeks man with low priorities.
What I really want is a workshop with a lathe, but my flat’s not big enough. Desk worker M, 51, seeks F for turning.
Attractive 40 something F seeks solid, suited, salaried M. Fortunately I am none of these.
My therapist has given me such a good rate I can afford to indulge my bouts of infidelity and still deal elegantly with my guilt. Attached but unfaithful London male 60 seeks female counterpart. I promise an intensity of sexual joy unexpected in the LRB.
Sadly, I only discover them when apparently they are to be no more.
- Current Mood: amused
- Current Mood: incredulous
- Current Music:"Evergreen" - Ryan Adams
Hidden from public view: The experience of Chinese communities in Britain (PDF) (from ENARgy 34 - "Forgotten" ethnic minority groups and communities in EU policies and debates - PDF) - European Network Against Racism
A couple of alarming points:
- Between one-fifth and one-sixth of the UK Chinese population has experienced racial harassment or violence. This is a higher proportion than the figure for any other ethnic minority in England.
- Chinese people between the ages of 16-30 were more likely to face racial violence than other groups.
On a less depressing but relevant note, for their Christmas season, H&M have some new in-store banner adverts with a pair of East Asian models. I literally did a double-take, this is how rarely I see this.
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My feminist chatter involves both ups and downs, politics, science and a Scottish campaign video.
( two steps back, one step forward on the women's frontCollapse )
( a writing exercise to remove the gender gapCollapse )
( take back the tech!Collapse )
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- Current Mood: pensive