Sleep

Sorry for the hiatus on funny, prescient posts y’all. I’ve been spending a lot of time asleep and gazing at my cat’s fuzzy orange underside. The full moon was nice, if too brief.

I’m using adjectives like “nice”; I’m obviously tired.

I’m jealous of folks who have boundless energy. Just bottle some and bring it to me.

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Write for DDP!

Yay feminism/writing!

Disrupting Dinner Parties

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS- please share widely!

Are you interested in writing for DDP? We’re looking to expand our writer and editor pool.

We’re an awesome group of people who care about intersectional social justice, with a (very not exclusive) focus on gender equality. We also write about racial justice, class issues, LGBT rights, mental health, and dis/ability, among other things–and the way those systems of privilege overlap.

Writing for DDP has been incredibly rewarding for me. Disrupting Dinner Parties is an all-volunteer collective feminist blog that posts new, original content every weekday and receives about 1,000 views per day. Internally, it’s a supportive, fun, thoughtful, and thought-provoking community who help each other think through complicated issues and give constructive feedback on each other’s posts.

We’re looking for guest posts from those interested in becoming permanent editors, and from those just looking for a venue…

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Foucault and Stacey Bias’ “12 Good Fatty Archetypes”

Brilliant. Plus comics.

Everyday Social Theory

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In her blog post, Stacey Bias discusses how fat bodies are morally evaluated, often along the lines of how productive or disciplined they are. Are they powerful bodies that serve an economic or useful purpose? Or, bodies being worked towards a body more socially valued body type? This post does a good job of illustrating what Foucault states in The Body of Condemned: the body is invested with power relations. That is, the body is valued according to it’s capacity for labor. Even when we discuss health, what we’re alluding to is the ability to contribute the most to the economy, and society appreciates the symbolic expressions of a laboring subject.

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