Saturday, October 30, 2010

What is Up with people this week?

First, we've got a blogger decrying Laurel Snyder's Penny Dreadful because it includes a character with two moms in a matter-of-fact way.  Says blogger Noël De Vries,

"The only problem is, being a lesbian is not normal. It's not something that "just happens" to people, like being poor or brave. In fact, when you look through Biblical glasses, homosexuality is, well, an abomination.
Characters like Willa and Jenny, however, with their happy little family, show elementary-age readers that Christian beliefs are hateful and silly."
Edited to add: This link to Laurel Snyder's response.  

 (Thanks to Read Roger for the link.)

And then over here, we've got a ridiculous article by Maura Kelly in Marie Claire: Should "Fatties" Get a Room (Even on TV)? (asking us if we're "cool with" fat people making out on TV) and the response from Jezebel and the response from our own Fat Girl, Reading.  By the way, Angie is facilitating a pre-conference at the YALSA YA Lit Con: Body Positivity and Fat Acceptance in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction.  Maybe Maura should attend?

I have to ask, blogosphere: WHERE'S THE LOVE?
And maybe that's the sign that it's time to turn off the computer and curl up in my armchair with one of the books from my seriously massive TBR pile.  (I transferred them to a bigger bookcase last night.  Oy!)

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