If you’re looking for a feminist magazine that looks good and contains some interesting and well-written articles, take a gawk at Girlistic Magazine. Jaymi Heimbuch, founder and editor, describes her magazine thus:
Girlistic Magazine is a blend of refined intellect and raw entertainment. Think Ms. Magazine and Bitch having a threesome with Bust, and the result is a bouncing baby Girlistic. We provide a well-rounded online magazine that shows what feminism looks like in all its cultures, colors and climates. Girlistic Magazine’s website is the ultimate feminist resource, where all things women-centred can be found within a few clicks. Providing education and entertainment, pop and politics, culture and community, resources and shopping, Girlistic is the first place to visit for women-centered information.
Girlistic Magazine can be downloaded by clicking here (if you want to print it out, please buy a printer, connect the printer to your computer, turn on the printer, put paper in printer, click print and then print).
You’ve got to hand it to the good folks at NW (New Weekly); they really care about people’s weight. One week they’re worried about tubby stars and the next about skinny celebrities. This week it’s Keira Knightley’s turn to feel NW’s love:
Keira Knightley drew gasps of horror as she revealed the full extent of her skeletal figure last week. Wearing a dress slashed to the waist that highlighted her concave stomach, the actress flaunted her prominent, protruding ribs and nonexistent bust.
Just a week after Keira revealed her bony shoulders and collarbone at the Venice Film Festival, fans didn’t believe it was possible for the star to get any thinner. But the 22-year-old appears to have proved everyone wrong by dropping even more weight in just seven days.
Worryingly, the Pirates Of The Caribbean star looked to be perfectly happy with her emaciated body as she walked the red carpet in London to promote her new film Atonement .
To read the full story, grab this week’s NW magazine.
I always thought hoarding was mostly for blokes incapable of getting rid of old car bodies and Batman comics. However, the latest edition of Bitch contains an article about hoarding and women. A few readers of this blog might be concerned to know that “thinking about getting a third cat” is mentioned as hoarding behaviour.
According to Rita Hao, the author of the article:
Hoarding might just be the ultimate nightmare of the failed modern female. You know, when they said you could have it all, they didn’t mean it quite so literally. It’s the dreaded result of falling off your expected social path. You don’t meet the right person; your job isn’t what you wanted it to be; and your friends all get married, have kids, and live their perfect little lives. Before you know it, everyone’s drifted away, you’re totally alone, the house is filled with cats, and you’re wearing an afghan/housecoat combo and screaming incoherently at people walking by on the street (Note by Darlene: So, what’s the problem?). Then you die, surrounded by hairballs and ceiling-high piles of the New York Times Escapes section. The cats manage to gnaw off your nose before your neighbours call the cops about the terrible smell.
As the owner of only one cat, I always have a chuckle at those mad cat ladies. Well, I’m off to pick up a copy of the latest edition of Cat Fan…err, The Economist.
Important update: Pictures of my cat (“Dotty”) can be found here.