Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Agenda for 5/27/2008
Old business:

Personal Business:
  • I cut all my hair off
  • I hosted a yard sale at my house and learned, once again that the masses are idiots, not to mention obnoxious and self-centered and prone to fits of irrationality but spending a day with my friends totally and completely negates the effects of the masses.
  • I had the weirdest job interview EVER. I thought maybe there was a hidden camera but there wasn't
  • I needed to get this all out so I can start posting again because it seemed like I hadn't posted about the most important stuff and so I couldn't post about anything else (even though that's slightly irrational...)
New business
You might have noticed (or not) a donation button on my side bar. This is not for me. It comes from the great deal of respect that I have for one Melissa McEwan, founder and leader of Shakesville. Easily the best feminist, hardcore thinking blog ever.

In honor of Shakesville, Melissa and all of the writers therein, I have created teaspoon jewelry, earrings and necklaces (I haven't figured out how to do pins yet...sorry) in her honor where 100% of the proceeds will go to CARE.

I am a big fan of simple jewelry. I have one plain silver band on my left hand and the simple diamond earrings that my darling husband bought me on our 5th anniversary. I'm from a family with hardcore jewelry issues. I might share that story sometime soon. Anyway, the point was, these are very simple pieces.

So what's with the teaspoon?

Liss, as she is known to readers, writes:
The teaspoon reference started with my post on International Human Rights Day, when I said: "Today is the final day of the 16 Days of Action Against Gender Violence, during which I suppose I have blogged exactly as often as always about violence against women, in America and abroad. Sometimes it feels like it's all I ever write about; sometimes it feels like I can't possibly write about it enough to do the issue justice; often, those feelings exist within me simultaneously. All I ever do is try to empty the sea with this teaspoon; all I can do is keep trying to empty the sea with this teaspoon." From that came the Shakesville Silver Teaspoon for Random Acts of Feminism, and a whole lot of subsequent references to teaspoons in these pages, when we are feeling crushed by the vastness of the work to be done.
If you are interested in teaspoon jewelry, each piece is a $21 donation. And go read Shakesville if you haven't already.

Meeting adjourned

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Blogger jennyoctonails said...

Hi! I'm going to donate and I would like a necklace. I don't want to leave my name and address on a public blog, though, so I will email you at the address you have listed on the right. Thanks for making these!

Blogger Faith said...

Arin, Janie, Amanda, Maureen and Tavia -

I've deleted your comments because I didn't want your info all over the interwebs but I have your info and I'll be sending you your sparklies in the morning!


Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you so much for doing this--the jewelry is beautiful, and the fact that you are donating so much to charity per piece is wonderful. I am not a regular commenter at Shakesville, but I read it a lot and doing so has definitely changed me. I think all my info should come through via PayPal, but let me know if not. Thanks again!

Blogger the master baker said...

Just donated! Will e-mail you with my address.

~ Shauna

Blogger Emily said...

What about international people? I'm in the UK< but I want one so much!

Blogger Faith said...

Emily -

I'm open to international - I'm figuring out NZ already. Give me 24 hours and I'll have some more info!

Otherwise, no problemo!!


Blogger KelseyP said...

Oh, I love a new bookmark. Thanks for stopping by to comment and I want to order me some spoon jewelry once I get some extra cash.

Blogger jennyoctonails said...

I got my necklace! It is beautiful and I will wear it every day with pride. Thank you again for doing this!

Blogger Shan said...

a great big thank you for my sparkly goodness. It was so much better than the credit card bill i opened first.

There's a terrible picture taken with my cameraphone on my blog if you want to see it on the flesh!


Blogger C. said...

Hi! I saw ottermatic's post w/her teaspoon necklace and am wondering if you have any necklaces left. They look adorable.

Blogger Unknown said...

I too have been brought here by the adorableness of Ottermatic's necklace to inquire if there are any left.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Faith, I may be dumb and missing this somewhere, but is it possible to get the teaspoon necklace with a slightly longer chain? Or are we supposed to get our own chains, and you send the "charm?"

Cause I wannit.

Blogger Faith said...

Plenty o' teaspoons left y'all! Order away!

Paul - what length of chain do you need?


Blogger sarady said...

Hi! I just found your blog through Shakesville and I also am hoping to get a teaspoon necklace. I am really excited to find your blog. I am a Jewish agnostic queer girl currently applying for jobs in HIV/AIDS and sexual health education . I'm happy to find some more similarly minded people, and happy to see the tag for this post was tikkun olam. :)

i do have some questions though since i have never used pay pal. do i just put the donation in, how do you get my mailing address? should i send a separate email?

Blogger Unknown said...

Hi there, just sent in a donation, I'm the one from Wisconsin. Would like a necklace, please. Thank you, these are great! :D

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Faith! I just checked one of my tiki necklaces, and it hangs at about 12 inches, so it's more or less right over my sternum. Does that sound right?

Blogger iiii said...

I got my spoony new earrings in the mail yesterday, and I'm wearing them now. Happy me. :)

Blogger Teej said...

Hopefully you'll get this.. just wanted to check and see if there were still teaspoons available. Also, are you providing the chain with the necklaces? If so, are they also sterling? I'm allergic to nickel, and I definitely want to be able to wear my teaspoon!

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Blogger Unknown said...


I know it's a long shot because I read you had limited stock, and that was in 2008. But I love your spoon necklaces and I've been scouring the internet for a necklace just like it for an anniversary present in 2 weeks, so I just thought I'd check whether you had any I could buy?



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