erindubitably: (raptor attack!)
So, the Early Learning Centre are dicks. From their website:

"For the little princess in the family we have great feminine outfits like Butterfly Fairy, Sleeping Beauty, Ballerina and Nurse’s uniform. Why not add a medical case for that extra touch of authenticity.
The boys are catered for too, with great Doctor, Policeman & Fireman uniforms, not to mention fantastic Pirate and Knight costumes. All these can be combined with a range of accessories so your child will really look the part."

Good thing those boys are catered to with doctor and fireman uniforms! Girls hate being catered to with unisex professions, donchaknow.

You can write to them/complain here.

My email below the cut. )
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How to Undermind a Body Acceptance Message.

I'm not a huge fan of Cristina Hendricks (not because of the way she looks, I think she's gorgeous, but because of some of the stuff she says) but the article did have a mostly positive spin to it, which is always nice. The links within the article are pretty heinous, though.

For another celebrity who's nice to hear from on body issues, try Scarlett Johansson's The Skinny.
erindubitably: (change)
Human beings took our animal need for palatable food . . . and turned it into chocolate souffles with salted caramel cream. We took our ability to co-operate as a social species . . . and turned it into craft circles and bowling leagues and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We took our capacity to make and use tools . . . and turned it into the Apollo moon landing. We took our uniquely precise ability to communicate through language . . . and turned it into King Lear.

None of these things are necessary for survival and reproduction. That is exactly what makes them so splendid. When we take our basic evolutionary wiring and transform it into something far beyond any prosaic matters of survival and reproduction . . . that’s when humanity is at its best. That’s when we show ourselves to be capable of creating meaning and joy, for ourselves and for one another. That’s when we’re most uniquely human.

And the same is true for sex. Human beings have a deep, hard-wired urge to replicate our DNA, instilled in us by millions of years of evolution. And we’ve turned it into an intense and delightful form of communication, intimacy, creativity, community, personal expression, transcendence, joy, pleasure, and love. Regardless of whether any DNA gets replicated in the process.

Why should we see this as sinful?

What makes this any different from chocolate souffles and King Lear?

from here.


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