Feminists who are also vegan aren't having the best time of it lately. In Our Fair City of Portland, the nation's first vegan strip club has opened. Casa Diablo features a faux-meat-rich Mexican menu and a slate of mostly vegetarian and vegan dancers who are prohibited from wearing leather, silk, or wool (now that sounds itchy).
The New York Times continues to kill with its abundance of dog coverage. The weekend brought a look at the four new breeds making their debut at the mighty Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show; today, there's a piece in the Sports section on the various dynasties of Westminster-winning dogs. (Warning: If you don't want to hear anything about chilled canine semen, stay away.)
Sometimes I find it difficult to keep up with my reading pile, especially now that I've inherited a coffee table so enormous it almost begs for piles and piles of magazines, books, and zines to be stacked atop it.
But I set aside some time this weekend to catch up. A few things I enjoyed. Maybe you would, too:
It’s enirely too late on a Friday afternoon to get all riled up about this article, but shit, it really went there. In a nutshell: Lori Gottlieb believes that women should settle for men they don’t really want to marry, because being married is better than not being married. The Atlantic Monthly, meanwhile, believes that this kind of crap is something that people actually want to read. Both of these things are, inherently, problematic.
Please go out and support these artists and MINT gallery. If you go, let us know how the show went since none of us Bitch staffers can make the journey from Portland (although we would like to be there).
The best take I've seen on the feminist infighting on whom to support in the primaries (via Feministe, whose Jill also has some great stuff to say). (And cheers to Alternet for for inaugurating a Reproductive Justice and Gender section, but shouldn't there be something else for feminist coverage? 'Cause, y'know, the last time I checked, gender issues encompassed a whole lot more than baby-makin' parts.)