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Soaring is launching a blog carnival dedicated to women of colour & beauty:

Submissions from women and men of color are welcome, focusing on these areas:

What does beauty mean to women of color?

What is the difference between beauty and ethnically based sexual stereotyping? How does stereotyping and white supremacy affect our concepts of beauty, and how can we create change? What kind of responsibility do white women who identify as allies have to analyze and take ownership of their privilege in this area?

How do popular standards of beauty based on generalized whiteness affect our relationships with ourselves, each other, and between different groups of people of color?

Click here for info on how to submit to the carnival.

Meanwhile, Sinclair at Sugarbutch Chronicles put together an excellent post which links gender identity and homemaking:

It isn’t until I unpack all the societal gunk that I can really see, really understand, what it is that the soft animal of my body loves, and what it is that I should do with my wild and precious life.

Jezebel highlights some female athletes to watch out for at the Olympics.

The Daily Mail “has reached a peace deal”, as the Guardian puts it, with the Polish community, agreeing to delete from its website several incendiary articles.

Finally, We’re gonna need a bigger boat calls attention to a horrendous case, in which a judge decided that banning a 74-year-old man from his local pub was an adequate punishment for murdering his wife – worse than prison, no less.

Edward Flaherty, 74, was convicted of strangling 69-year-old Ina Flaherty with a tie after she refused to give him money to go out drinking.

Lord Matthews said Flaherty’s dementia made him unsuited to prison.

He imposed a year-long restriction of liberty order which will keep him inside his home during opening hours.