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The Saturday Paper: fourth edition

This t-shirt for Christmas, please (K)
I need it. I don’t know if you understand how much happiness it will bring me. ALL THE HAPPINESS.

Underground New York Public Library (C)
Someone awesome has created a visual library featuring the reading-riders of the NYC subway. 

Rape is rape is rape (K)
A timely reminder in light of some pretty horrid victim-blamey shit in the media this week. Read further over at the Militant Baker.

“I don’t think he knows he did anything wrong. I don’t think he knows how much he has ruined my ability to have healthy, intimate relationships. I don’t think he realizes that I have to pick up all of these pieces and try and build a new view of the world. I don’t think he knows that he nearly destroyed me.”

Bowie’s Books (C)
David Bowie lists his Top 100 Reads for Open Book Toronto and now I’m itching to go book shopping even though I just bought four new ones. Must exercise self-control.

Life Without the Internet (K)
Alexandra Gille (26) has never used the Internet. I don’t know if I desperately want to adopt her life or if it seems a dark and scary place without the beacon of hope that is my computer screen.

The end of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (C)
A 19-year-old inventor has found a way to clean up the world’s oceans in under 5 years time. Did you know they estimate there is 700,000 – 15,000,000 square km of plastic just hanging out in the Pacific? Oh lord, please let this venture be successful.

YAY! Menace, by Allie Brosh (K)
There is a new post on Hyperbole and a Half. Stop everything that you’re doing and read it immediately.

Natalie Portman on female characters (C)
Preach. In a chat with Elle magazine (via The Mary Sue):

“I want [female characters] to be allowed to be weak and strong and happy and sad – human, basically. The fallacy in Hollywood is that if you’re making a ‘feminist’ story, the woman kicks ass and wins. That’s not feminist, that’s macho. A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathize with.”

Image via Cats n Cats

 

 

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