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Dear readers, are you stuck for something to read this Sunday?   Then here are some reading suggestions to make your day 20% cooler, divided into handy-dandy sections.

  • # media and that

Chloe Angyal wrote in the Atlantic about what she learned from a summer of romantic comedies.  Spoiler: it’s not that equality and consent are sexy.  Among many such lessons, we find that:

Doesn’t matter if you put your hand on a Bible app and swear not to get emotionally involved, or if it takes you 20 cinematic years to make it happen: Sex turns to love as reliably as Anne Hathaway’s accent turns from English to Welsh to American.

Alyssa Rosenberg follows up that thought with more at Think Progress.  Also on the stereotypes, Latoya Peterson writes about the fall TV line-up and being between a racial rock and a gender hard place.

I wrote about gender roles on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic at Global Comment, and s.e discussed some good depictions of mental health conditions in YA fiction at Bitch

  • #thinky thoughts

Arwyn has a lovely post up at Raising My Boychick about the false dichotomy between “mind” and “body.” Garland has a piece at GOOD about a dealbreaker – “I can’t afford him”

  • #class war

Sarah Jaffe at Alternet looks at foreclosures in New York, where a staggering 92% have been found not to have the correct documentation.  She asks, is this banks looting people without proof? Also at Alternet, also by Sarah, 5 surprising ways the economy could be improved – including long weekends and higher wages.

  • #crime and punishment

Akiba Solomon at Colorlines on how so-called “credibility” trumped justice in the DSK case.  Socialist Worker has an interview with Jevon Cochran, an activist in San Francisco, about holding police responsible for the recent deaths on trains at the hands of BART officers.

  • #politics

Mother Jones has a primer on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, and why you should care.  Jonathon Franklin at The Guardian has a profile of Chilean student leader Camila Vallejo.

And that is the end of that.

One Comment

  1. Carol the long winde wrote:

    Why do reviews keep glossing over the ending of Crazy Stupid Love in which a minor child gets a nude photo from an adult of that adult? Is it because it is a male child getting a picture of a conventionally sexy woman? I tell you if my son got a photo like that, I would be pressing charges so fast it would make your head spin. This is not cute, it is not sexy, it is yet again normalizing the sexual abuse of young men as something desirable.

    Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Permalink