FYI, “intermittentness” is officially a word. I have just now decreed it.
A word I freaking HATE in its current usage by CaitieCat at Fullmetal Feminist (discusses language, genitals, transitioning, and transmisogyny):
I loathe this usage. In fact, if it hadn’t been deprecated, I’d have put a “blink” tag on “loathe”, because red-bold-italic-underline doesn’t feel like enough to express my loathing.
To the Guys Who Threw Eggs at Me Tonight by Ragen Chastain at Dances With Fat (discusses fat shaming, misogynist slurs, and assault):
I was five miles into a nine mile training walk for my upcoming marathon when your car pulled up beside me, I didn’t think much of it until I heard you yell “HEY FAT BITCH!” I stopped and turned to look at you and you took that opportunity to throw 2 eggs and, somewhat inexplicably, an empty egg carton, at me.
Big Fat Liars by Ragen Chastain at Dances With Fat (discusses fat shaming, victim blaming, assault):
One of the tools that is used to silence fat people who speak up about the oppression, stigma, and mistreatment that we experience is to just call us liars. This can be incredibly frustrating because often it’s really difficult to talk about in the first place. I recently blogged about having eggs thrown at me and in amongst the outpouring of support that I received – for which I am incredibly grateful – there were people who just had to insist that it didn’t happen.
23 Problems Only Yoga People Understand by Jessica Misener at Buzzfeed:
1. Dripping sweat onto your mat during a tough class, rendering it a Slip ‘n’ Slide.
Choosing Running Shoes: The Evidence Behind the Recommendations at Ian Griffiths Sports Podiatry:
It was in 1980 that ‘The Running Shoe book’ showed the first picture (as far as I’m aware) of the three arch types and how these may relate to running shoe selection.2 Despite the lack of certainty regarding its origins, pretty much every edition of Runners World magazine printed since has regurgitated this information, as have most running shoe shop assistants, not to mention numerous websites (including those of many major shoe companies and sports injury professionals). For several decades runners have therefore been advised to check their footprints (often easily assessed by observing the mark a wet foot leaves behind) and pick the corresponding shoe. They are told this ensures ideal alignment and minimises injury risk. Simples. Or is it?
What have you been reading or writing lately?