Browsing All Posts published on »August, 2010«

Book Review: C by Thomas McCarthy

August 31, 2010


When you read a lot of fiction, you start to see patterns.  It’s inevitable.  Writers are readers too, after all, and it’s hard not to be at least a little bit derivative.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, however.  Such patterns can be fun and often comforting in their familiarity, like bananas.  But if […]

Changing the Blog Title

August 28, 2010


Queer is a Verb didn’t quite suit my purposes anymore.  I think intersectionality is a much better theme for me, and the way I write, and “Who’s on Third Wave” is more fun anyhow.

The Omnivore’s Guilt (The good kind!)

August 26, 2010


Now I know there have been a million and one spinoffs of the title The Omnivore’s Dilemma, but trust me, I’m only adding to the growing canon to catch your attention. (And it worked, didn’t it?) I’m not a Pollan fangirl.  No, how can I be?  The conclusions Pollan draws are out of line with my […]

Book Review: Best Friends Forever (Go ahead, laugh)

August 24, 2010


I read this book.  It was called Best Friends Forever.  No, it was not a title in the Babysitters Club series.  Yes, I’m reviewing it.  And guess what else?  I enjoyed it.  When I started it I thought, well, I’m a third wave feminist.  I can read this book without feeling ashamed or like I’m […]

My Vegan 100

August 23, 2010


Some time ago, various lists of “100 foods” were circulating blog world.  Healthy Happy Life posted a list of 100 vegan foods one must try.  I think it’s brilliant.  And I think I’ve done quite well for myself.  How would you rank?  Get into the kitchen or market and use this as an inspiration.  I’ve […]

Mad Men, Body Image, and Feminist Critiques of Size-Positivism

August 21, 2010


A few weeks ago various entertainment blogs and news sites were running a series of stories about Mad Men's Producer Matthew Weiner. Feminist bloggers and health writers soon joined the conversation. Now Mad Men is no bastion of feminist drama and critical theory, but these bloggers were veritably showering praise on Weiner. Why? Because, reportedly, he doesn't allow his actresses to exercise and encourages them to eat plenty in order to look "soft and voluptuous" like "healthy women." F-A-I-L.

My Favorite Real Food Blogs

August 21, 2010


I became vegan because I was interested in having a positive influence on paradigms of consumption and production with both my purchasing power and my (written and verbal) voice.  Initially, I was definitely one of those transition vegans. I had grown up a lacto-vegetarian, but I still thought vegan food consisted largely of soymilk and […]