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We talk a little bit about communal living here and I think even some of us anti-hippies would appreciate this cookbook (extra bonus: one of my Religious Studies profs knows the Lucy Horton and owns a copy of the cookbook). I’d also love to read the cookbook Honey from a Weed, based on this article. One of the recipe blogs I read posted a wedge salad recipe this week (he posted this muffuletta wedge salad last year) and even though I am supposed to avoid raw food, I am pining for a wedge salad.
Mayan weavers in Guatemala are challenging the appropriation of their designs. Original story from April (with video in Spanish) is here.
Remember last week’s sea silk artist? She has a fundraiser to support her and her work, which are apparently in danger as her museum was shut down last year.
Wrapping up the theme of domestic arts: A compendium of stain solutions, thanks to the University of Illinois Extension Service.
I miss my vices and smoking is one of those that I miss on a near-daily basis. Like the author’s, my indulgence was more aesthetic than addictive, but I am nostalgic for the days I could congratulate myself for making it through another 24 hours with a smoke on the porch. I don’t recommend reading “Taking Up Smoking at the End of the World” if you’re trying to get over the habit.
A long list of grim realities makes planning for anything feel like picking out curtains for a house I can’t afford: the systemic depravity of politics, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, any industry that starts with “Big,” the police; endless wars in countries most Americans cannot spell or find; and dire economic predictions for my entire generation. Pleasure is the only certainty. I can hardly think of a better time to start seriously smoking than this year, right now, today.
What Harvard’s rejection of Michelle Jones’s graduate school application says about actual beliefs regard rehabilitation.
How fashion adapted to climate change during the little ice age.
Laurie Penny writes about anger for Teen Vogue:
If angry women manage to successfully hide their inconvenient feelings, they are praised for being “strong.” So often, “strong woman” is used to mean “a woman who doesn’t complain.” At most, we are allowed to speak about fear, about upset. Society can cope with girls who are “broken” — but girls who burn with fury are a problem, and they need to be controlled. Whenever my friends and I have to deal with harassment, abuse, and threats from people who would rather we not talk about women’s rights, we can expect some sympathy as long as we talk only about how frightened we are. But we’re not just frightened. We’re furious. We’re livid, because what is happening to us is unfair and unjust.
And Karen Grierson writes about anger on her website:
…we often react in anger when we’ve been hurt and so, reactively, we want the source of our pain to feel what we feel. But on the thinking level, we recognize that “hurting other people is bad”, so we suppress the tendency (or think we suppress the behaviour) by trying to suppress the emotional content completely. “I don’t want to be a bad person who hurts others” is a common cultural narrative, one especially laden with caretaking overtones for women. So we associate “bad” with both the action and the feeling, and accept training that creates aversion to both action and emotion.
Variations on not all men, how to “own, apologize, and repair” when you’ve fucked up, and who can bear the burden of teaching others how to do it.
Guilt is not empathy. Neither is shame. In fact, when people feel overwhelmed by their own inner feelings of guilt, they are more likely to attack the people around them rather than act empathetic. Feeling guilt does not make you a good person. Empathy and responsiveness make you a good person. Guilt blocks empathy.
That octopus’s garden under the sea is a lot more involved that we might have thought.
Remember that ReWire documentary about the women’s clinics? They have a new podcast that starts today! “Every other week, Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy will deliver entertaining and helpful legal analysis for resistance-minded folks, including important justice issues coming up in the courts, how legal processes work, and what cases and their outcomes mean for all of us.”
Okay I need to look into this band a little harder because this song is amazing.