So I meant, lo these two or three weeks ago, to set out a V-Day post-mortem link roundup. It sort of snowballed (feminist bloggers, love/marriage/romance, you see the problem).
But now that I have a little bit of time, finally, I’d like to set it out for you, with some newer links than originally planned. (I’ll be adding to this over the next couple of days.) Think of it as a big red box of feminist candy from the discount shelf: the delay only makes it sweeter. And bigger!
First off, Amanda injects some realism into one particular vision of marriage.
…And raises the alarm about a species very near and dear to my heart.
And then Pam writes about a really saccharine book (not a bad thing) about a children’s book about a love affair that’s apparently way too sordid and graphic for children.
And way back when this was all being planned, Amanda wrote an awesome post about John Tierney’s valentine to American women.
Then there’s Echidne, who apparently didn’t much like Tierney’s sloppy wet ones, either, and who counters him with some sweet nothing which, despite being several hundred years older and coming from the guy who wrote The Taming of the Shrew, still sound more progressive.
Way back on V-Day, she presented us all with the ickiest photoshop valentine ever.
And you all remember Travis Frey, right? Biting Beaver takes a good, hard look at his “contract,” and the reasoning behind it.
(Then she gives a wheelbarrow-ful of Scharffen-Berger to feminist bloggers and blogfiends everywhere.)
And way back when, there was this post on marriage, entitlement, and abuse.
And just today, Shakespeare’s Sister has a post–read the comments–about coercion, social responsibility, and gender.
Last but certainly not least, this post from funnie at Male Feminists are Unicorns. (There’s the equivalent of a half-dozen more posts in comments, so stick around for them.) Funnie evaluates “marriage equality” through a radical feminist lens. Remember my post several weeks ago? This one’s better. She does a great job of sorting through myriad assumptions about freedom, equality, and responsibility. (Nota bene for anyone heading over there: that community’s purpose has been limited by its members for their own reasons. I think marriage-equality debates between Feministe-ers should stay here, and I ask that we be respectful here as well.)