So, okay, it’s been a while since I put one of these together. But here’s what I’ve been up to elsewhere on the internet since the last “harpy fortnight” (back in December).
Hanna and I launched a new blog, the corner of your eye. And I’m not going to take for granted that y’all rushed over to follow it. I realize I’m not the center of the universe. But if you haven’t checked it out, and have no interest in adding another blog to your feeds, at least be sure to read Hanna’s post about swings. I also have book reviews up there for Britannia’s Glory and Inseparable (both about women + sex) and a couple of vintage films.
Over at The Pursuit of Harpyness I’ve been keeping steady with about two posts per week, the contents of which can be summarized as follows:
- Tuesday Teasers (links lists) gathered stuff I’ve been reading around the Internets every other week on Tuesday morning. I’m hoping to keep this going as a regular thing, though they’re surprisingly time-consuming to put together. See 12/20, 1/03, 1/17 and 1/31.
- Let’s Talk Images is a series I started because I had some visual materials to share and analyze. I’ve done three so far, in which I put up an image, make a few observations, and throw the comment thread open for further analysis. See the conversation on a health insurance ad, Boston Magazine’s depiction of single women, and breastfeeding pictures on Tumblr.
- Blog for Choice 2012 (January 22) actually prompted two posts this year, a pre-post discussion and then the actual post.
- Hanna reviewed the new Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (at the corner) while at Harpyness I posed the Bechdel-esque question “how many women can one script sustain?“
- Also, will we ever get over asking “what do women want?” when it comes to sex (and porn)?
- I posted the audio of Terry Gross’s interview with Jill Lepore about Margaret Sanger and the history of Planned Parenthood.
- Also the trailer for Jessica Valenti’s new documentary film on the purity myth.
- What are your favorite holiday books and/or traditions?
- and I gave a signal boost to the Boston-area researcher working on dissertation research concerning queer folk and social interactions. If you read this blog regularly, you’ll already have been following my participation in Holly’s research.