Here’s a Site You Tolkien Fans Must See

I just discovered Middle Earth News because they linked to my most recent Tolkien post from Part Time Monster last night. Thanks to Middle Earth News reporter Lily for including me in the report. You can also find lots of other yummy Middle Earth-related things in the article. For example, these retro-themed travel prints by Teacup Pirhana on Etsy, which are available individually or as a set.

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Middle Earth news has a ton of social media. You can find them on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google Plus, among other places. Needless to say, I’m following them on every network where I have a presence. They also have a way for you to submit share-worthy Tolkien content for consideration. I’ll be submitting things from friends The Leather Library, A Tolkienist’s Perspective, and Sweating to Mordor to them from time to time, and I’m happy to find a way to interact with a larger community of Tolkien fans.

Now, a brief preview of the week ahead:

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Weekend Music: Hello in There

Another of my 10 favorite songs.

John Prine is one of my three favorite songwriters. This is the best one he’s ever written.

Death of Feminism and Lewis’s Law

It’s late, I know, but this is really a good post to round out the day. Holly wrote it more than a year ago, before this blog even existed. I never would have discovered it if David hadn’t shared it on this week’s discussion thread. It talks about the same issues I was grappling with in that first post, all those weeks ago, when I invited people to talk about the political usefulness of feminism as a label.

Comparative Geeks

So this is kind of a supplemental post to my Damsels in Distress post because for some reason after watching the video from Feminist Frequency and watching some of the responses YouTube decided to recommend some other videos for me. The subject of these videos all touched on the point of feminism being irrelevant, feminism being too extreme now, and why someone chose to not identify as a feminist anymore.

During this same time I also read this amazing post by Laura Hudson on her Tumblr discussing why she feels that it is important to still identify as being a feminist. The interesting thing about her article is the fact that her response partly stems from an article on Salon discussing famous women who do not call themselves a feminist. So after hearing from the various sides I wanted to just put my two cents in.

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#YesAllWomen and Feminist Friday: Conversations Matter

I like the way this discussion is turning out, and I think it was a great idea. Thanks to everyone who’s shared it on other social media, and to everyone who’s joined in with comments. The thread’s still open, and if I see more comments this evening, I’ll read and respond to them. Have a great weekend!