Pinky Links

desperate people in relationships are delusional. ~.m. by maria b.
oh, philip, i cant wait to alter my lifestyle, dreams, finances and personality to cater to your whims! nobody will ever convince me that youre not worth it!

"oh, philip, i can't wait to alter my lifestyle, dreams, finances and personality to cater to your whims! nobody will ever convince me that you're not worth it!"

i’m sure you’ve seen/heard about this Med student who allegedly attacked two women and killed one after contacting them through ads they placed on Craig’s List. obviously, it remains to be seen whether he’s convicted, but based on the physical evidence the police recovered from the scenes, eyewitness testimony and e-mails connecting him with the murdered woman, as well as the semi-automatic gun and restraints police found in his apartment, he looks to be pretty guilty. in my eyes, guilty or not, this guy isn’t worth knowing, much less marrying. therein lies my beef. Continue reading

Smackin’ In The Name Of….. by -Z- by -Z-

So, Wednesday night I went to dinner with a friend of mine.  This girl used to be roommates with me and .m. in college.  She is pretty much the antithesis of Pinky Links philosophy (anti-feminist, not interested in politics or current events, nestles comfortably in the patriarchy surrounding her, etc).  We call her “Charlotte” from Sex and the City.  She lives in a parallel 1950’s universe at all times.   (Now that you have some background, I will move on.) Continue reading

WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH AMAZON??? ~.m. by maria b.

i’m not going to spend too much time here trying to explain the details of this thing (cuz Jezebel does it way better), but generally speaking, what’s happening is this: a lot of LGBT books on Amazon (both LGBT authors and LGBT topics) are being stripped of their bestseller rankings and classified as “Adult” books, making them more difficult to find and buy. in addition, there seems to be a troubling double standard in the selection of the books classified as “Adult.” for example, Ellen DeGeneres’ biography is classified as “Adult,” but Ron Jeremy’s is not. here’s an excerpt from the Jezebel post by hortense:

[D]ue to the removal of sales rankings, the first title that pops up when one searches “homosexuality” on Amazon is the aforementioned A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality. Also in the top 10 when one searches for “homosexuality:” Coming Out Of Sexuality: New Freedom For Men And WomenCan Homosexuality Be Healed?, and When Homosexuality Hits Home: What To Do When A Loved One Says They’re Gay, which carries this description: “The heart–wrenching declaration that a loved one is a homosexual is increasingly being heard in Christian households across America. How can this be? What went wrong? Is there a cure?” 

so, WTF??? i’m pissed about this. i haven’t done the necessary research to figure out who’s responsible, but i’m also curious about why?? presumably, these books have been in the rankings since their publication, so why re-classify them now? is this some kind of bitter act of retribution in response to the recent gay marriage victories? the more i think about it, the angrier i get. seriously, WTF??? the trend indicated by which books are and are not classified as “Adult” is disturbing. i haven’t done the research, but who owns and runs WHAT is going on with these people?