Here is a list of awesome, interesting, amazing, and incredible things I’ve come across this week:
Have you read The Purity Myth? Yes or no, you’ll definitely want to check out the new film now on DVD.
“Jessica Valenti, author and founder of Feministing, penned The Purity Myth in response to cultural pressure women face to remain virgins until a handsome prince deflowers them after an elaborate, expensive ceremony.
The film visits the places the book visited… From the creepy father-daughter “purity balls” where young women promise their dads that they won’t let anyone’s penis inside of them until God says it’s okay to the fearmongering but charismatic pro-virginity speakers who claim a link between female sexual activity and sterility, parts of the film (like parts of the book) would be hilarious if they weren’t so scary.” [Jezebel]
Have no one to play a quick game of ball with? In space, you can cover all of the bases yourself.
“Life on the International Space Station has its ups and downs (well, technically its ups and ups or downs and downs). Thanksgiving dinner comes in bags, but the views are undeniably ravishing. Another added perk of microgravity? You can play baseball by yourself. Allow ISS astronaut Satoshi Furukawa to demonstrate.” [io9.com]
With the latest Muppets movie creating renewed popularity around the characters, films, and show, links of older material have been popping up a lot lately. Nine Inch Snails is one I had never seen before and definitely enjoyed.
Take a look: