News and perspectives from some of our favorite sources around the web:
The Nation‘s Dave Zirin on Joe Paterno and rape apologism: Zirin rails against a Penn State culture that prioritizes football over victims of abuse.
Rookie’s Sady Doyle in defense of the Spice Girls’ legacy: She wasn’t a fan when they came out in the ’90s, but she’s come around since then.
Are cookbooks’ days numbered?: The Inadvertent Gardener thinks so, thanks to the Internet. We still cling to our copy of Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Life like a life preserver though.
The Ms. blog on Cal State students’ battle against hate speech: Apparently they’re trying to use Title IX to shut down a hateful campus tabloid filled with rape jokes and homophobic slurs.
The Violet Room on whether it’s appropriate to say “thanks” after sex: We may have been guilty of this a time or two ourselves. Oops. Our moms taught us manners a little too well.