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GLG Weekly Round-Up

In Weekly Round-Up on November 12, 2011 at 8:26 am

This week, really interesting articles on Penn State riots (and Sandusky firing); two from Lesley Kinzel; a few responses to the really offensive Ashley Madison ads (including one amazing interview with Juicy Jaqui herself); one from Lynda Barry in the NYT; and one on race, beauty, and modeling; and a nicer take on the Kim Kardashian situation. Enjoy!

On Penn State (from Racialicious): http://www.racialicious.com/2011/11/10/what-the-hell-has-penn-state-become/

From the wonderful LESLEY KINZEL, “the impostor syndrome:” http://www.xojane.com/issues/impostor

From xoJane, a great interview with Juicy Jacqui on the disrespectful appropriation of her image by Ashley Madison, an agency that helps married people cheat: http://www.xojane.com/issues/xojane-interview-juicy-jacqulyn-bbw-model-whos-speaking-out-against-ashley-madisons-size-ist- (this is the guy that runs this not-at-all delightful company: http://jezebel.com/5757882/adultery-website-founder-wants-your-respect-you-whore?tag=ashleymadison)

A nicer take on the Kim/Kris break-up: http://crunkfeministcollective.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/leave-kim-alone/

Dan Kois on Lynda Barry and her mission to show the world that art is for everybody: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/magazine/cartoonist-lynda-barry-will-make-you-believe-in-yourself.html?pagewanted=all

Carolita Johnson’s story of race, beauty standards, and modeling is amazingly powerful: http://thehairpin.com/2011/09/the-evolution-of-ape-face-johnson

And this is awesome (and oldie but a goodie) from Two Whole Cakes: http://blog.twowholecakes.com/2011/08/short-cuts-the-good-the-bad-and-the-to-be-determined/#more-683

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