It’s a short list today, folks! Enjoy your Sundays.
“Hard can be comforting and desirable, hard does not have to hurt,” writes Al(aina) in A Love Letter to Butch People (That is Accidentally About My Dad).
The Chefs We Don’t See is about how great female chefs become invisible.
Domestic ideals are tenuous: in mid 1900s, making salad was “Manly AF”.
A joyful article: Inside the Chicago Gay and Straight Alliance Prom
“There’s nothing capitalism can’t alchemize into a business opportunity, but for it to be a useful tool for marketers, body positivity needed to be decoupled from fatness and political advocacy, sanitized, and neatly repackaged into something that begins and ends with images“, writes Amanda Mull.
The Self-Defeating Myth of “Pulling it Off” – skinny girl privilege is real.
Ecological Grief is “grief that’s in response to a change to a beloved homeland or environment or ecosystem.” Read more here.
David Chariandy On Growing Up Black in Canada
Jia Tolentino’s The Rage of the Incels explains how “Incels aren’t really looking for sex, they’re looking for absolute male supremacy.”
“Some of these men will indulge in violent fantasies about how to restore the rights they imagine they’ve lost; sometimes, more often than we’d like to admit, that violence will spill over from fantasy to reality. And yet almost every single one of them will insist that they are, at their core, nice guys”, writes Anne Thériault in Canada’s niceness is the very reason its young men radicalize.
We just published My Gender is Saturn Return: Part II on our blog! Check it out!