Oh how I adore Diana Vreeland; I am reading a book about her life right now, and it makes me so happy that I want to stop reading it so I can savor the experience just a little longer. Are any of you dolls reading anything you can recommend? I am flying to Salt Lake City to attend the Altitude Summit in a few weeks and will need something to occupy my time while traveling. Anyone else going? If so let me know in the comments and maybe we can plan on meeting somewhere!
I finally managed to scrape up a few great links, hope you enjoy them!
Here is a collection of the most sexist vintage ads ever. Can you even imagine them being run today? Though I couldn’t help but giggle at a few of them because they are so off the wall!
I’ve been holding on to this article about female modesty for a while, because I kept meaning to write a whole post about it. But I think I almost have too much to say about it, and my writing ability fails every time I try. So I will give you this quote, which sums up the article beautifully:
It is a popular argument to interpret a woman’s physical immodesty as freedom—that it is evidence of her ability to embrace her own sexuality and be proud of her body. The consequence of this perspective is that it sometimes suggests that modesty is a symptom of shame. I would have to argue that modesty makes a woman no more ashamed of her body than asserting nakedness makes her strong in her identity. An attitude that says “this is my body; it belongs to me” is, in fact, a practice of embracing sexuality on a very real level.
If you read the article and want to discuss it, I would LOVE to hear your opinion on the subject.
Isn’t this a cool poster? I kinda want one for my home. And the best part is, it is customizable so you can add your own family rules! We happen to have a very strict policy of no farting at the dinner table, and I would of course have to add that one to my family’s set of rules.
If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know I unabashedly consider myself a feminist, even though I stay at home with my kids. I turns out Zoe Deschanel also considers herself a feminist, a “f-king feminist” to be exact! Here is my favorite quote from the article:
We can’t be feminine and be feminists and be successful? I want to be a f–king feminist and wear a f–king Peter Pan collar. So f–king what?”
I couldn’t of said it better myself.