Threads from the Web | 14 September 2012
Happy Friday folks! We made it to the weekend yet again.
Keep up with my travels over at 40K Clicks where we post photos from the road.
What Chris Brown’s tattoo tells about violence against women;
This is very typical of how batterers, rapists, and other men on a dominance trip over women tend to act. They want to brag, but they also don’t want to be caught out openly advocating for violence against women. So they test boundaries, see how much they can get away with.
These hard cover editions of Shakespeare’s plays illustrated with gorgeous paper-cuts by Kevin Stanton are divine.
Johanna Quaas still kicking ass on the parallel bars at 86 years of age. Inspiration abounds!
Women still earn roughly 77 cents for every dollar their male co-workers earn.
The Victoria and Albert is going to host a David Bowie retrospective. Yessss.
The amazing Seth Godin on the relationship between memory and media;
As we continually replace real life with ever shorter digital updates, what happens to the memories we build for ourselves and the people we serve? More and more, we don’t remember what actually happened to us, but what we’ve encountered digitally. It scales, but does it matter in the same way?
Here are seven documentaries that will help you re-examine your relationship with food. I can recommend all of these.
Gretchen on the secret of adulthood; pay special attention to anything you try to hide.
Do you suffer from Sexually Liberated Uterine Tendencies? Legitimate Rape could help you!
Sometimes, working in a Library can get really weird.
Megan on the power of just starting.
Hanah looks very smart in tweed.
The most amazing collection of vintage nylon stockings you have ever seen.
Check out Aurelio Costarella’s breathtaking floral pom pom headpieces over at Le Blog de Sushi.
Over at A Beautiful Mess they’re making beautiful beeswax candles. I can almost smell how lovely they are from here!
Emily V. Gordon talks about sexism in gaming culture over at Rookie;
I said I wouldn’t speak for all ladies, but I may try to here: it’s not that we want to be treated like porcelain creatures, fragile and easily upset. We certainly don’t. We also don’t want to be sexually threatened just for existing. There must be some middle ground here: how about treating us as equals?
If Google placed a personal add, this is what it would look like, by Melody McKinnon.
Why not try some spicy cocktails this weekend? I must admit I’ve been curious about saffron vodka for a while now…
Bordeaux in Washington, USA, was a town devoted to logging and the timber industry. It was abandoned in 1941 and now the lush Washington forest has reclaimed the town of Bordeaux.
Super cute and useful. The title says it all: 13 uses for vintage handkerchiefs while travelling.
Three beautiful videos by the artist Daniel Wurtzel;
This post was written by Bella Blithely (contact).