It’s time for another Sunday blog roll. Here are links that I like this week:
Iconography: Covering Up Race – at Bitch magazine. A look into a disturbing trend in YA publishing. Books that have people of color as their protagonists are being whitewashed – as in, the book covers will display white people.
Review in Conversation: Black Swan – at Bitch Flicks. A discussion about Black Swan and its levels of feminism or anti-feminism. I saw the movie twice and loved it, but the reviewers have interesting points about Barbara Hershey’s stage mother character and a woman’s impossible pursuit of perfection.
Reasoning with Vampires – a Tumblr that is made of win. Every day – sometimes even twice a day – the owner will post an excerpt of one of the Twilight books and mock Stephenie Meyer’s awful prose. The whole account is made of win.
Trailer for the movie, The Tree of Life. This ran before Black Swan. I missed the trailers the first time I saw it, but saw it the second time. I’m linking to it because I’ll give five dollars to the first person who can tell me what the hell this movie is about, without having to look it up. Is Brad Pitt Sean Penn’s father…from the past? Is this some futuristic dystopian society where soldiers are tear-gassing neighborhood kids…except it looks like the 50s? I DON’T GET IT.
Chipping Away at Roe…and the Definition of Rape – at Shakesville. This isn’t so much a link I like, as a link that is necessary to read because it’s infuriating. The House wants to introduce an anti-abortion measure that would restrict and chip away at the definition of rape. Whether one agrees with abortion or not, this measure is horrifying. My representative in Congress does not support this bill, thank God, but if yours does, you should write letters, emails, or call.