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So we thought it was about time for another round-up of links of Things We’ve Done and various other things of interest on the internet by people who are not us but still pretty good.

Sweet internet glory

Sady’s been nominated for a Social Media Award by the Women’s Media Center.  You can go vote for her here, and you should!

Pop culture

At the Huffington Post, a mum writing about her six old son telling her about a crush he has on one of the boys on Glee, and the reactions she got from blogging about it.  Also on the parenting tip, Arwyn Daemyir wrote about representations of fatherhood (and disappearance of motherhood) on the recent season of Doctor Who.

At Bitch, Kristin Rawls wrote a great piece on the use of religious music in Buffy, as well as a whole bunch on country music, gender, sexuality and religion.

And Sady at the brand-new Emily Books, talking the legacy of feminist writer Ellen Willis.  Emily Books’ mission is both unique, awesome, and put together by some folks with really killer taste, and so we encourage you to check that out as well.

I also have a piece in this month’s paper edition of In These Times on the London riots and how London’s underground music scenes reflect some of the frustrations of the rioters.  You’ll have to find it somewhere offline.  If such a place exists.


Back when the world was young (ie three weeks ago), I wrote at In These Times about the first few days of Occupy Wall Street and its potential to create political change.  At Think Progress, 5 facts you should know about the 1%.  And at Alternet, Anna Lekas Miller on how unpaid internships perpetuate rampant inequality.

Also back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth (ie nine days ago), Sady wrote a piece on Slutwalk. At Feministing, Maya lets us know that Topeka, Kansas has decriminalised domestic violence.  And s.e wrote a piece on how anti-immigrant laws are creating farm worker shortages in several U.S. states.

A computer virus has hit the U.S drone fleet, which is quite disturbing.  To me, the culprit is clear: Gaius Baltar.

An interesting piece in The New Republic about how Greece, Ireland and Spain aren’t to blame for the Eurozone debt crisis.  In Australia, there’s a stupid fight over the carbon tax, with rent-a-crowd protesters interrupting the House of Reps to have a sooky-la-la about companies being taxed.  Class war, it’s not just for America.

Bodies, identities, etc

At Rookie, Sady wrote a hilarious guide to the various terrifying secrets of teenage bodies.  At xojane, s.e  wrote about having always been genderqueer.  Remember y’all, ou is the correct pronoun for our s.e.


And that is about that.  Feel free to drop your own links in the comments, or marvel at the extraordinary amount of work Sady’s being doing lately…



  1. Lynne wrote:

    So I went to the Women’s Media Center to vote for Sady, and saw that full name and full address are required fields for voters. That always makes me unhappy. I don’t know, I’m not that tech savvy—is this a safe thing to do?

    Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Permalink
  2. Sady wrote:

    @Lynne: I’m no tech expert either, but I don’t think the WMC is going to disclose your info or use it to spammify you. I think they just require that information to make sure that the voters are real and people aren’t stuffing the ballot boxes by voting as, like, “Giggles McKittenface” of “123 NotVotingForMyself Lane.”

    Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Permalink
  3. Lynne wrote:

    Hey, Sady, that makes sense. Congratulations on your nomination. I’m off to vote for you.

    Friday, October 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Permalink
  4. Lynne wrote:

    Actually, even though they give the option of province and postal code, they don’t let Canadians vote I guess—no option for particular provinces in the drop-down list. Good luck!

    Friday, October 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Permalink
  5. Lynne wrote:

    Update: I contacted the WMC and they fixed the site so Canadians can vote.

    Friday, October 14, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Permalink