Bad Feminist Book List

Books discussed (good and bad) in Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist

-Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler
-Green Girl by Kate Zambreno
-Sweet Valley High series and Sweet Valley High Confidential by Francine Pascal

-The Laugh of Medusa by Helen Cixous
-Play it as it Lays by Joan Didion
-The Abortion: An HistoricalRomance, 1966 by Richard Brautigan
-Cider House Rules by John Irving

-American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
-The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, Maureen Howard
-The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

-Reality Bites Back; The Troubling Truth about Guilty Pleasure TV by Jennifer L. Pozner

-Philip Roth novels
-The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
-How Fiction Works by James Wood
-Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins

-Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine
-Dare Me by Megan Abbott
-Magnificence by Lydia Millet
-You Take it from Here by Pamela Ribon

-Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
-The End of Men: And the Rise of Women by Hanna Rosin
-How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
-Heroines by Kate Zambreno

-This is How you Lose Her by Junot Diaz
-Skinny by Diana Spechlers
-Game of Secrets by Dawn Tripp
-Rape & Representation Lynn A. Higgins

-Intimate Violence: Reading Rape and Tortue in Twentieth-Century Fiction by Laura E. Tanner
-Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
-Privacy by Garret Keizer
-Last Night: Stories by James Salter SS

-The Help by Kathryn Stockett
-N-word: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word by Randall Kennedy

-Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
-The Color of Crime by Katheryn Russell-Brown
-Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us about Ourselves and Our Society by Danny Fingeroth and Stan Lee

| Chant down Cap'n : an instrumental mix for pirating adventures

Hans Zimmer - “Two Hornpipes (Tortuga)” | Gary Pozner - “Merlin” | Alias Conrad Coldwood - “The Meaning of His Tears” | Bruno Coulais - Vikings" | Yoko Kanno - “Ask the Owl” | Quincy Hilliard - “Out of Darkness” | Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - “The Cellar” | Ramin Djawadi - “Hannibal Chau” | Bear McCreary - “Black Sails Main Title” | Garry Schyman - “The Docks” | Gary Pozner - “Righteous Anger” | Ramin Djawadi - “The King’s Arrival” | Patrick Doyle - “The Games” | John Williams - “Qui-Gon and Darth Maul Meet” | Alias Conrad Coldwood - “Not Safe” | Sam Cushion - “I Am Dauntless” | Ramin Djawadi - “Victory Does Not Make Us Conquerors” | Deep Forest - “The First Twilight” | Hans Zimmer - “Drink Up Me Hearties”


Today marks 2 years since one of the darkest days in recent American history. A man armed a with military style gun entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and shot dead 20 children and 6 adults in a disgusting act of violence. The gunman also killed his mother before the rampage. As gunshots rang out, and children fled for their lives, a new day dawned in this country - the day of ‘since Sandy Hook.’ In the 24 months since Sandy Hook, 94 shootings have occurred at schools in the United States, some of these shootings were accidents, some were heated arguments which spiraled out of control or gang related, some of them attempted suicides/suicides and some of them were planned attacks. And those are just shootings at schools, that does not include the senseless shootings which plague our city streets daily. Despite these atrocious tragedies, nothing has been done to curb the violence, and prevent this sort of act in the future. On every level, common sense protections and regulations have failed due to this country’s obsession with guns and the delusion of necessity.

When Australia faced the Port Arthur shooting in 1996, they took action. Despite hesitation and heavy resistance, the government implemented bold steps to stop mass shootings and since then, zero mass shootings have taken place. ZERO. Australia is ranked 3rd in personal freedom for 2014 despite their gun laws, the people are free and happy, many who opposed the changes to gun laws now admit the fear was paranoia and ignorance, and the United States? We are ranked 21st but people claim sensible gun control will only limit freedom.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a choice, we can stop this, we can retain 'freedom’ while protecting our schools and communities from gun violence, but you must educate yourself and speak up. We must stop this senseless slaughter and end the 'since Sandy Hook’ days behind. This is not about politics, this is about lives.

In loving memory of…

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Noah Pozner, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Jesse Lewis, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Dylan Hockley, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Olivia Engel, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Chase Kowalski, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Emilie Parker, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6
Vicki Soto, 27
Mary Sherlach, 56
Dawn Hochsprung, 47
Rachel D’avino, 29
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Nancy Lanza, 52

Studies back Pozner’s observations up. Conspiracy theorists often feel that they have no control over their lives in the grand scheme of things, but their theories at least assure them that there is a grand scheme. The people secretly running the world may be evil, but at least there’s someone in charge, and we aren’t randomly hurtling through space until we all die. Their lives matter. Now remember that picture of Noah in Pakistan? How could a supposed vast international conspiracy be so sloppy? Hoaxers thought the government did it on purpose to taunt them. That’s their mindset: In a world where parents sometimes see their children murdered, the conspiracy theorists are really the ones in the middle of the story. It’s all about them.

“For some people,” says Pozner, “that helps them cope with how uncertain and fragile life really is.” Sandy Hook was, after all, an especially powerful reminder of life’s fragility. So while we might stereotype hoaxers as lonely basement dwellers, Pozner noted that a lot are parents with kids who can’t process the idea that what happened to Pozner could happen to them. “They don’t want to believe that someone could look a six-year-old child in the eyes and pump bullets into their face. No matter how fantastical the theory might be, it’s easier to accept than that reality.” It’s almost enough to make you sympathize with hoaxers, except for the part where they sent a grieving father death threats for three straight years.

6 Horrifying Realities Of Dealing With Sandy Hook ‘Truthers’

effieandhaymitch5eva  asked:

Мне нравится ваш блог! Я англичанка но сейчас я в России три месяца потому, что я учу русский и Немецкий и это мой год за границей. Я очень интересуюсь советским союзом. Можете ли вы рекомендовать книги по предмету советского союза? Спасибо больше и извините за ошибки. Учу русский около двух лет :)

Hi @effieandhaymitch5eva! Great job on your Russian! Here are a few of my favourite non-fiction books:

1. Намедни - a sort of encyclopedy of Soviet Union, by decade (there’s a book for each decade). An amazing collection of books, I have them all!

2. Подстрочник: Жизнь Лилианны Лунгиной - the story of one Lilianna Lungina, a Jewish girl in the Soviet Union. This book had a huge impact on me. A must read.

3. Прощание с иллюзиями - memoirs of the one and only Vladimir Pozner, and a true masterpiece in my opinion. Deep, thoughtful, touching. 

4. Окнами на Сретенку - a memoir that takes us through the war and post-war life in Moscow, with all its difficulties. Maybe less of a literary masterpiece, but a very interesting read with a great detail to everyday life. Check out the whole series - Memoria by Corpus Publishing. A great collection of biographies! 

5. Антисоветский роман (Stalin’s Children) by Owen Matthews, an incredible love story of an Oxford graduate and a Soviet girl as told by their son. Originally published in English.

I’ll be happy if you find these recs helpful. I added links to OZON.ru which is the biggest Russian online book store. Happy reading!!

מחר מדליקים נר ראשון, הזדמנות להעלות כאן תמונה שלא תתואר. היא צולמה ב-1931בעיר קייל, מעט לפני עליית המפלגה הנאצית לשלטון. החנוכיה נמצאת בביתו של הרב עקיבא ברוך פוזנר, מול בית המפלגה הנאצית. רחל, אשתו של הרב, צילמה את התמונה וכתבה מאחוריה: דגלם מבקש את מות יהודה, אבל יהודה תשרוד והאור שלנו יגבר על דגלם. באמת תמונה מרגשת. הלוואי ויהיה חג חנוכה שמח.

Tomorrow we light the first candle of Hanukkah, and it’s an opportunity to upload an indescribable picture. It was taken in 1931 in the city of Kiel, Germany, shortly before the rise of the Nazi regime. The Hannukkiah is in the home of Rabbi Akiva Baruch Pozner, in front of the Kiel Nazi HQ. Rachel, the Rabbi’s wife, took the picture and wrote on its back “Their flag seeks the death of Jewish kind, but Jewish kind will survive and our light will overcome their flag.” A moving image, truly. I wish you all a happy hanukkah.

From mother, Veronique Pozner:

The sky is crying, and the flags are at half-mast. It is a sad, sad day. But it is also your day, Noah, my little man. I will miss your forceful and purposeful little steps stomping through our house. I will miss your perpetual smile, the twinkle in your dark blue eyes, framed by eyelashes that would be the envy of any lady in this room.

Most of all, I will miss your visions of your future. You wanted to be a doctor, a soldier, a taco factory manager. It was your favorite food, and no doubt you wanted to ensure that the world kept producing tacos.

You were a little boy whose life force had all the gravitational pull of a celestial body. You were light and love, mischief and pranks. You adored your family with every fiber of your 6-year-old being. We are all of us elevated in our humanity by having known you. A little maverick, who didn’t always want to do his schoolwork or clean up his toys, when practicing his ninja moves or Super Mario on the Wii seemed far more important.

Noah, you will not pass through this way again. I can only believe that you were planted on Earth to bloom in heaven. Take flight, my boy. Soar. You now have the wings you always wanted. Go to that peaceful valley that we will all one day come to know. I will join you someday. Not today. I still have lots of mommy love to give to Danielle, Michael, Sophia and Arielle.

Until then, your melody will linger in our hearts forever. Momma loves you, little man.

Ultimate Spiderman 200 comes out today

This is no small thing to me. This is everything to me.

This job is more than I could have ever hoped for when I sat in my room as a young boy dreaming about working at Marvel comics one day. Not only do I get to write Spider-man but I get to write Spider-man from day one and take it all the way through.

 My collaborators and I get to make bold and emotional story choices that say more about us as people than we probably admit publicly.

 At the very beginning, Mark Bagley and I were put together in what could only be described as a professional blind date. We did not know each other but by issue six we were quite fond of each other.  Today I work with David Marquez who actually moved to Portland so we could  work together…  and the amazing Sarah Pichelli and I are about to start Spider-men 2.

Every single artist that has worked on this book has done career defining work and much of that will be celebrated in this issue today. They have given everything they have.

But they have a flashy job and you know their names. I want to single out and publicly thank long time letterer Chris Eliopolis and longtime colorist Justin Pozner for the years of amazing dedication. I truly believe that both of them have defined what people expect out of their mainstream comics.

To every single person who has worked on this book or has publicly championed this book… I thank you with everything I have.

Thank you to Bill Jemas for thinking of this book and for Joe Quesada for hiring me off of a black-and-white comic about Eliot Ness that was selling around 2000 copies.

 I cannot be happier that our partners at comixology our running this amazing sale of the first 199 issues at the same time this double sized anniversary issue hits the stands.


There is a surprise at the end of the issue that will reveal itself more clearly in the first issue Miles Morales: ultimate Spider-man. not to oversell it but it would be lovely if you could go without spoiling it for others.

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Сегодня я был в Санкт-Петербургской Академической Филармонии имени Д.Д. Шостаковича на презентации книги Владимира Познера - ПРОЩАНИЕ С ИЛЛЮЗИЯМИ. Потрясающий вечер! Мне удалось подписать творение у самого автора. Книгу я уже начал читать и влюбился в неё с первых строк.

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Gendered proscriptions are acute during this stage: A mechanic who doesn’t feel comfortable in ruffles or frills is called “butch” and made to don “girlie” clothing and cosmetics. A professor on a casual campus who enjoys comfortable sandals because heels “hurt: is told she has no choice but "to start wearing actual footwear.” A lesbian biker is forced to trade in her motorcycle jacket for a dress.

Jennifer Pozner on What Not To Wear from Reality Bites Back

Gah! This is one of my biggest issues with What Not To Wear, which in its inchoate, British incarnation at least allowed women (and men) some semblance of personal style. Hey Stacy and Clinton, there are women who don’t “don frilly dresses,” or don’t want to “feel feminine” and are still stylish. Or not. And that’s okay.

Friday bomb drop part 2!

Powers number one variant cover by David Marquez and Justin Pozner.

 as detailed at the powers New York comic con panel. this is also artwork that will be featured in the body of the show.

 preorder powers number one!! double sized all new first issue for regular price


What not to do when covering a woman running for president.

By Lisa Wade, PhD

Jennifer Pozner, Kat Lazo, Zerlina Maxwell, and Samhita Mukhopadhyay join Jay Smooth to discuss a few no-nos for the media this campaign season. Pozner sums it up:

Look, this matters. By focusing on personal, gendered, irrelevant details about women politicians, this conditions the American public to think that woman are ladies first [and] leaders only a distant second. Media play a serious role in keeping half the population out of the political talent pool.