March 8th, 2011

bridezilla roar

Happy International Womens Day

My Tumblr contact stream seem to have celebrated by posting a lot of sexist drivel and naked women being tortured (yes, artily, but really, also -- f**k off) so any suggestions of interesting new Tumblrs that won't make me feel constantly queasy gratefully received, as I'm probably going to have to cull off a few (one regretfully).

It is a kind of wretched statement that the best things I've seen today are a bunch of photos of trafficked women, but seriously, these are great -- imaginative, transforming, powerful, empowering. Well worth a look.

I also read my world book night book -- the Dog in the Nighttime, that I never got around to reading when it was first famous. Niiiiiiiiice. I particularly like the way that all the female characters all have their lives wrecked but it doesn't really matter, because hey -- they're kind of stupid. They can't even spell very well or do maths or anything. Still, one can see why it Did Well. It's kind of like The Wasp Factory for disaffected preteens whom Nobody Understands. And isn't everyone, at heart, just a disaffected pre-teen than nobody understands? But it is a very quick read, so never mind.

That on top of Kraken, which ticks the boxes. Kind of a gateway drug, though. Any minute now I'll be mainlining whatever the Great New Overwhelming Book Series is (what is it, by the way? I'm way out of touch).

I also read about murdering prostitutes and oh, some other stuff. I was going to read the Guardian's 100 Women to inspire, then I spotted Thatcher on the cover and thought better of it. Why bust those blood vessels?

Wow, the cats have just started having the cutest fight ever. Must. Invigilate.