links for 2010-08-26

  • Hugo Schwyzer: "As I commented at Feministe, I have a simple formula I’ve developed over the years to describe my thinking about men in feminist spaces. (I am perplexed as to why I’ve never blogged about it before.) Four words: 1. Step up. 2. Step back. Stepping up means, of course, being willing to confront other men. I’ve said over and over again that the acid test of a man’s commitment to feminism often comes not only in terms of how he treats women, but also how he speaks about women when he’s in all-male spaces. Stepping back means acknowledging that in almost every instance, feminist organizations ought to be led by women. It means that men in feminist spaces need to check themselves before they pursue leadership roles." – a really good take on the issue of how men can successfully support women through feminism.
  • How to adjust a pattern to match your yarn/needle/gauge.
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