Feminism, Social Issues, Theology

link love and sundry things

chain link
Demakersvan makes “chain link lace.” Pretty cool, no?

So, I am neck deep in drafting my article on PCC. Two major online news sources are interested in looking at drafts, which is promising. If they decide, ultimately, not to run it, I do have a few back-up plans.

But, this article is eating up most of my emotional energy, so you might not see posts from me for a few days. I’m going to try to share links that you haven’t already read, and I’d love to see your recommendations in the comments! I get a little annoyed when the articles that get shared in a lot of the more recognizable blogs are all from other recognizable bloggers (probably because I’m never on them… boo hoo hoo, woe is me), so I’m going to do my best to share stuff that I think is genuinely neat, and hopefully from “smaller” blogs. We all deserve the link love.

LINKS:

The Moon and I” by Beth Morey

“The barely there silver crescent cups her remainder, visible although it is cloaked in our cosmic shadow. She barely lights the sky, but I feel bathed in Holy.

I think it has to do with cycles, and with mystery. Because, as a woman, there is so much of my being that is cyclical, although it’s only recently that I’ve been able to come to terms with that reality.”

Worse than a Wardrobe Malfunction” by Dr. Matthew Towles (one of my professors at Liberty, and who introduced me to the concept of the “American Myth”)

“In a country where instances of sexual assault number in the millions, Christians should be front-and-center when it comes to recognizing it in order to fight it. We should be more vocal. We should be more active. Ten years ago, we missed the opportunity to refocus the attention away from Janet Jackson’s boob and onto a real epidemic that is common to America — inside the Church and out.”

VIDEOS:

Stop the Abuse of Children in the Fashion Industry” by Jennifer Sky

“I am calling for the creation of an action committee to define and enforce labor protects in the fashion industry. 54% of models begin working on or before the age of sixteen. With the global clothing and textiles industry now generating upward of 2.5 trillion dollars a year, fashion can afford to offer positive work environments for their models. Please join me in helping to improve the labor conditions for these young workers.”

Ranting about Books” by Hank Green at vlogbrothers

BOOKS:

Dare Mighty Things: Mapping the Challenges of Leadership for Christian Women by Halee Gray Scott— this book came out yesterday, and I’m excited about getting to read it. Curious about how she argues her case.

Girl at the End of the World by Elizabeth Esther– this book is not even out yet, but I am bouncing-out-my-seat excited about it. I’m absolutely positive it’s going to be fantastic.

Benefit of the Doubt by Gregory Boyd– I am about halfway through this one, and it’s a book that I am convinced every single last Christian needs to read.

Share whatever you’d like in the comments!

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  • The fashion industry is astoundingly corrupt and very good at protecting powerful/famous abusers. See Richardson, Terry.

  • Thank you so much for including my post! Made my day. 🙂