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Sun is finally out. Probably only for a couple of days, but considering we had hail yesterday, I'll take even temporary nice weather! It's basically been February here since, well, February, and we're all really, really tired of it.

I just wanted to post a few links quickly; it's going to be a little all over the place but bear with me.

First, a really excellent analysis of sexist discourse in the French media following the whole DSK scandal. Les informulés d’une rhétorique sexiste. It's in French and I wish there was a translation available, because it's fantastically insightful, and not just for French culture.

Some of you may have heard about the story of parents in Toronto raising a 'genderless' kid. You can read the original story (complete with douchy neighbors, friends and family members! I always love the whole 'your kid will get bullied' argument because, y'know, if a kid gets bullied, the problem is not the kids who bully and the parents who teach their kids things that could lead them to be jerks to other kids). But you can also read this reflection on the piece from the Raising My Boychick blog, which is excellent. I only want to point out that while I think it's cool to assume your baby's gender is aligned with their biological sex (assuming that's straightforward) until your kid is old enough to tell you otherwise, it's important that you tell the kid that, directly or at least indirectly. Otherwise you might be the most open-minded parent who'd be totally cool with a trans or gender nonconforming kid, your kid might never know.

While we're on the topic of gender/sexuality, the New York Times recently ran a beautiful series on gay teenagers. The stories are touching, but what really drew me in is the photography. Wonderful and quiet photos.

Now for the unrelated to gender and sexuality stuff:

Allie started a food blog with her friend Katie, The Dough Also Rises - and you should all check it out, because they make really, really delicious food. With simple recipes! Which is always nice (I don't like overly fancy things that I could never reproduce/require ingredients I couldn't find if my life depended on it). Keep an eye out for the yam burrito. SO GOOD.

I may have mentioned (or not) that we're rewatching every Harry Potter movie in expectation for Deathly Hallows Part 2, and it's been great. Harry in the first movie is just the most adorable kid on earth, but it's so great to see all of them grow up. :) And then today [ profile] mieystrapurore posted this video, which is amazing. It's just beautifully made, with wonderful music, and it takes you through the whole journey that is the HP series. If you have any attachment to this story, you should watch it. Maybe several times.

And to finish on another pop culture note, I never even mentioned here that The Playboy Club has been picked up by NBC! SO EXCITED to see Sean in there; he's psyched about the storylines that writers have in mind for his character, which makes me even more excited to see it. Let's hope it doesn't get axed by like, episode 3, I'm going to be so upset if that happens. Unless they make a spinoff about Sean's storyline, I'd be down with that.

Date: 2011-05-29 01:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nice food blog! May have to give that eggplant pasta dish a try. :)

That HP vid is pretty awesome. I watched it yesterday, and it's amazing to see how much the kids have grown over the years. OC, my own kids have grown at the same rate, but somehow, it's more noticeable with the HP gang. :)

Let's hope it doesn't get axed by like, episode 3, That's my fear, too, with it being scheduled opposite Castle and Hawaii 50. :( I really hope NBC gives it a chance to find its audience, b/c Sean really needs to be on our TV in something better than MIOBI. *crosses fingers*

Hope your weather stays nice! We've had tons of rain here, too, and it's time for that to stop. OC, now we're getting really hot temps. *sigh* Can't win. ;)

Date: 2011-05-29 07:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Je lirai ça tranquillement ce soir.
Merci pour les articles :)

Date: 2011-05-29 10:28 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
C'est impossible d'échapper à toutes les conneries dites autour de l'affaire DSK ici. Et pourtant j'essaie d'éviter le sujet. It feels good reading an article that calls everyone on their BS.

That HP vid is fantastic. I've rewatched (and reread) all of Harry Potter in preparation for this summer too. While I was never in the HP fandom, the story has really stuck with me. It's been such a beautiful journey, watching Harry and the others grow up in both films and books. I have a hard time believing it's coming to a close.

Date: 2011-05-29 10:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for the articles, the one on DSK is particularly good!

Date: 2011-05-29 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've seen the Playboy trailer and it looks really good. Let's hope for a second season order with Sean as a regular. *fingers crossed* I had no ideas the writers talked with the cast about the storylines. What happens when they disagree?

The food blog pictures make me want to test all recipes, but I have no cooking talent whatsoever. :(

Date: 2011-05-29 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Coucou Petit Kangourou...
Dis moi, tu as vu le film "The Kids are alright" avec Annette Benning, Julianne Moore et Mark Ruffalo ? Si tu l'as vu, je suis curieuse de savoir ce que tu en penses, toi Ô grande prêtresse de tout ce qui est LGBT.... Bissssooouuuus


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