Rachel Hills answers the age-old aspiring-freelance question: “When should I stop writing for free?” [Musings of an Inappropriate Woman]
Last week, I emailed Hills to get her thoughts on feminist author Erica Jong’s assertion that the “younger generation” (she references her daughter, who is in her thirties) isn’t interested in sex. [Musings of an Inappropriate Woman]
Also at Musings of an Inappropriate Woman, check out these reblogged images above.
Why is there such a big problem with porn? There’ll be more to come on this next week. [Jezebel, via The Scientific American]
Feminism, not enough sex, too much sex, and Muslims were the cause of the Norway terrorist, according to the Norway terrorist. [Jezebel]
Check me out: I’m Girls Are Made from Pepsi’s “Lady of the Week”!
Amy Winehouse VS. Norway: “On Caring About More Than One Thing at Once”:
“If the only world event worth commenting on is the most severe tragedy, then where does the pissing contest end? Yes, what happened in Norway was terrible, but what about what happened in Japan? What about what happened with the Asian tsunami? What about 9/11 here in the good ol’ US of A? (You said you’d never forget!) What about everything bad that has ever happened?” [Jezebel]
Girl with a Satchel’s Erica Bartle gets her faith on on MamaMia. You go, girl!
Also at MamaMia, Mia Freedman’s stirring the pot this week! She writes on Cadel Evans’ Tour de France win and if sportsmen should be considered heroes, the News of the World phone hacking scandal, and runs a guest post by Tony Abbott on why the carbon tax is a bad idea.
“What Your First Screen Crush Says About You.” [Jezebel]
Despite its misogyny, does hip hop actually promote lady love? [Jezebel, Autostraddle]
10 easy steps to radical self love. [Gala Darling]
Why rape cases don’t get prosecuted, parts one and two. [Jezebel]
“The 10 Coolest Witches in Pop Culture.” Where’s Teen Witch? And the Halliwell sisters? Disappointed. [Flavorwire]
“How Not to Propagate Bad News.” [Girl with a Satchel]
She’s out of your league. Kind of relates back to this article from a couple of weeks ago. [Jezebel]
I’ve just signed up to RSVP.com, so this article is kind of appropriate: “Questions We Wish Were Appropriate to Ask on a First Date.” [Jezebel]
Body image, burgers and the First Lady. [WSJ Speakeasy]
Four commentators, including a mum and a teen, weigh in on the Lady-Gaga-as-role-model debate. For more on this topic, check out this article. [Sydney Morning Herald, Girl with a Satchel]
Hugo Schwyzer in defence of talking to girls about beauty. [Healthy is the New Skinny]
“Does Free Birth Control Stand a Chance” in the USA? [Jezebel]
The problem with Black Swan. [Persephone Magazine]
What exactly is a “Mama Grizzly”? And no, I’m not talking about bears. [Newsweek]
“Born This Way” or choose to be gay? Does it really matter? [The Bilerico Project]
Do most men pay for sex in some way, whether it be porn or prostitutes? [Jezebel]
Images via Haley Tobey, Musings of an Inappropriate Woman.