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Fight with Love

Linking to this cool article about contemporary soul musicians because I enjoyed the read and the heads-up. Am currently listening to Kings Go Forth for the first time, so I don’t have anything else to report yet. Check it though.

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Bicycles and Women’s Liberation.

Suck it, dudez! We're wearin' bloomers & ridin' bi-cycles!

“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”

–Susan B. Anthony, 1896

For more on how the bicycle changed the way women moved and dressed in the transitional 1890s, the types of derision with which they were met (national anti-bloomer brigades?), and the somewhat hysteric concerns the bicycle raised in contemporary minds (“could riding a bicycle be damaging to a woman’s sexual organs? could she [gasp!] potentially become aroused from riding a bicycle???), click here. This essay is from a website dedicated Annie Londonderry, the first woman to ride a bicycle around the world. It looks as though the primary function of the website is to advertise Around the World on Two Wheels by Peter Zheutlin, a book about Annie Londonderry and her victorious adventure. It was just published this past fall and is now widely available, including on Amazon. The book seems to have received many positive reviews, including remarks on its careful research.

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That’s it, I’m moving

It’s finals week at Reed. Students are given to fits of craziness. They–we–deserve to be humored. However, my newest daydream (when I’m avoiding papers) & threat to my friends (when I’m feeling desperate) is not fleeting, nor is it born of fancy.

Guys: I’m moving to Vauban.
Similarly, I’m dropping out of Reed and going to UBI instead.

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