Freshly Pressed: Four Friday Faves

The Blog

No more of this “waiting until the end of the month” nonsense to see what was hot on Freshly Pressed! To keep our Freshly Pressed editors’ picks, um, fresh, we’ll highlight a few of our (and your) favorite posts here every Friday.

If One More Woman Complains About the Size of Her Body . . .

Caitlin Kelly’s post on Broadside hit a nerve with hundreds of you.

Whining about weight teaches the girls in our lives, who look to us their role models, that this is just what women do, that focusing miserably and endlessly on our individual body size and shape is our most pressing issue as women — instead of political and economic issues that affect us all, size 00s to 24s,  like paid maternity leave or better domestic violence protection or access to birth control and abortion.

Caitlin’s post racked up the Likes, but also spawned…

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Illustrators on

Wonderful article

The Blog

November was a busy month! Not only did bloggers and writers churn out pages for NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) and NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), but illustrators and artists also took part in NaNoDrawMo, which challenged participants to produce a minimum of 50 new works between November 1 and 30.

In honor of NaNoDrawMo, we’ve highlighted some illustrators and sketchers in our community. Take a look:

Pete Scully

Currently in Northern California, Pete Scully sketches the world as he sees it — and his visions are unique, intricate, and oh-so-fresh. (His sketches above prove this, don’t you think?) We love Pete’s style, as seen in his drawings of pubs, bookstores, and urban neighborhoods. Browse his sketchbook images of San Francisco, London, and more; and be sure to follow along on his NaNoDrawMo journey. His black-and-white header adds a personal touch, and his substantial blogroll of fellow artists is…

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Shopping (Funny Poetry)

Here’s the poetry about selling

To make the buyers buying

Right, let’s sort the buyers from the spyers

The needy from the greedy


And those who trust me,

From the ones who don’t,

If you don’t see value here today

You’ll never be able to come back someday


Come on, come on let’s shopping

You don’t come here for shoplifting


Look at these jewelries, never see daylight

Because it straight, fanny by the gaslight


Take a bag, come on, take a bag

Don’t only bring home a gag

These jewelries are hand-made in Italy

Also hand-stolen in Stepney

Come on treat the wife

Treat somebody else’s wife

Cause you’ll never know who’s watching


Funny Poetry by: Selim Abdillah, student of STBA YAPARI-ABA Bandung