|god, this just makes me want to watch Angels in America again|
The last few weeks have been a bit rocky over at The Pursuit of Harpyness as we were dealing with some nasty malware that took out no fewer than three of my work computers and several other personal computers of the Harpy team … not for good, but certain a pain in the ass. Thanks to blogger foureleven’s husband we are today virus free and back to our regular blogging schedule. My contributions since June 19 have included the following:
- Three more installments of the Live-Blogging “Feminism For Real” series: A Slam On Feminism in Academia, The Feminist Existential Crisis (Dark Child Remix), and Medicine Bundle of Contradictions.
- For a Thursday Night Trivia post, I wrote about some of my favorite mystery series and threw open the comment thread for readers to share their own suggestions for whodunit reading during the summer months. There might have to be a second installment, since I forgot to mention Dorothy Gilman and Tasha Alexander!
- Following Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s release, I put up a quick post linking to some responses around the feminist blogosphere. Can’t say I have any more coherent response to this than I did back then; other people have been much more articulate. Now if only Dahlia Lithwick would weigh in!
- I wrote a long and tortured response to reading Wendy Shalit’s A Return to Modesty in which I tried to acknowledge her critique of a one-size-fits-all sexual mainstream while also critiquing her one-size-fits-all fix to the problems she identified.
I’m obviously not the only one being harpylike these days: BeckySharper gives some kudos to the NYPD, SarahMC has a few words about the American justice system vis a vis the Casey Anthony verdict (did anyone else miss that this was a thing until last week?), Marie Anelle offers “mental hallucinations” in honor of Canada Day, and Michelle Dean (via BeckySharper) writes about the creep that is Princess Diana fanfic.
Do come join the party!