Weekend Reading | Vol. 8

Nothing too exciting to report this week. Work, long walks, reading, and cat cuddles. I’m excited for this weekend, though!

Even though I’ve been book blogging for five years, this is my first chance to participate in Dewey’s 24-hour read-a-thon! I’ve cleared my schedule and will spent a luxurious day reading. I’ve got an eclectic mix of books that to choose from, and an audiobook lined up for when I need to get up and around and moving.

2016 readathon books

Here’s a sampling of links from this week.

Feminism + Gender

  • I am lucky to work in a female-dominated industry and all the men I do work with are actually totally awesome (even if they are into fantasy football). BUT I recently had to have a talk with Mister BS about mansplaining (he was trying to to convince his mom that Bernie was a better candidate than Hillary, and I was like, you need to stop mansplaining). This New York Times op-ed “How to Explain Mansplaining” is brilliant.
  • Curtis Sittenfeld discusses Jane Austen and feminism. Sometimes I wonder if reading so much about an author or a book changes my opinion of it, but that’s a discussion for another time.
  • The internet wants to make Charlotte Gilman’s feminist utopia a reality. I don’t really want to live in a jungle because bugs.
  • The brutal truth that white feminists need to hear. I was lucky to have a class in college that really addressed all this, so I’ve been working on STFU when it comes to certain issues and making room for non-white perspectives for a long time. But this is something white feminists need to work on constantly.

Books + Reading

Food + Drinks

Style + Shop

Do you have big weekend plans? What was the best article or blog post you read this week? 

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