Another bunch of things to read which I hope you will find interesting, fun or debatable. As ever, put your own work in the comments – or anything else you think we should have a look at!
Stop Saying “I Have A Boyfriend” – Alecia Lynn Eberhardt talks about responses to unwanted chat-up lines.
On Loving Libraries – Tressie McMillan Cottom on exactly what the title suggests!
Blackbird – Hannah Elizabeth on styling your wedding an unusual way
Did I really go to Harvard if I got my degree taking online classes? – Theodore R. Johnson answers with an enthusiastic “yes”.
A statement of trans-inclusive feminism and womanism – a document which has gone from 100 to 650 signatures in the week since I found this link.
Why party conferences still matter – Mark Stuart argues for the importance of an institution often dismissed as pageantry and nonsense.
The arras and I – Caitlin McDonald explains her love for an Early Modern theatrical device.
Lord Guthrie on the Just War tradition – John the Lutheran reflects on the use of force and morality in international relations.
Things people say to English students – Zoe Ashton lines up a few most of us have heard all too often…
Feminism and control of other women – Stavvers uses the debate over the niqab to highlight problems she identifies in liberal feminism.
Manly me – Rebecca Sherm on wanting to be the cool girl (also known as “the chill girl”) in journalism, and realizing there was no sheen of irony for her in the laddishness.
Manly me – Theology edition – inspired by Scherm, Brandy Daniels writes her own account of being a woman in a male-dominated environment and how she adapted.
On Not Reading Barthes: my measly resistance – leading on from Daniels, Janice Rees on her personal intellectual shibboleth and standing against the gate-keepers of what counts as serious theology.
Facebook Feminism, Like It or Not – Susan Faludi takes a critical look at Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” variety of corporate feminism, and asks when women’s activism came apart from communal action and labour rights.
It Doesn’t Take Much To Make Me Happy – the Blogess BOUGHT A BEAR. Seriously, you will enjoy this piece.
An unhealthy paranoia? On ‘losing’ academic work – Pat Thomson thinks about keeping your notes, your books, backing up and being part-human, part-Endnote.
Roadside Romeo: an educational intervention to address street harassment – a request for input on an exciting project.
The Serious and the Smirk: The Smile in Portraiture – Nicholas Jeeves traces the myths and meanings of the expression through historical painting.