Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has commented on my Pinkwashing post, and more importantly, on Jane’s and Acacia’s posts. Although the response from Etsy is disappointing and canned, I’m heartened that this important issue has received the attention and consideration it deserves elsewhere:
* The Mary Sue
* Digital Trends
* The Daily Dot
* CNET Australia
* Get off my internets
* This Etsy thread (although be warned, while many comments here are wonderfully supportive, there are also a few highly offensive ones that will make your blood boil – sadly, some people really don’t get it.)
* Another Etsy thread, which was sadly closed – way to shut down constructive criticism Etsy. Thanks Bethany.
* Bethany’s powerful post
Consumerism is not ‘awareness’ about cancer; it’s consumerism. Let’s not pretend otherwise.
I wanted to write about Andrea Arnold’s version of Wuthering Heights (2011) today to get some opinions about the film from others, as I saw it last week and found it really interesting. However, my heart’s not in it right now, so I’ll leave it till later. In the meantime, I should point out I wrote an updated Perth City Guide for Design*Sponge, which you can read here. I worked very hard on this, because I wanted to show what Perth has to offer – after you’ve heard me complain endlessly about the heat, ha! I think compared to the rest of the world, we have it pretty good in Perth, and writing this guide reminded me of that. So I hope you enjoy my guide and that it proves to be useful for people intending to visit.