I’ve been obsessed with reading news coverage, critical analyses and blog posts about the Isla Vista massacre. I can’t help it. What happened is terrifying, depressing, sad as fuck and unfortunately, not much of a surprise. As a woman living in a patriarchal society, where misogynistic views are everywhere and rape culture is very much alive, I have all the feels but I can’t process it yet.
I’m going to point you instead to a happier place right now. You know my friend Ala from my Funfetti Rice Krispies squares post as well as when she recently guest posted for me with her amazing Baked brownie recipe. Today, I’m guest posting over at Ala’s fabulous blog, Wallflour Girl, with one of the best cookies I’ve ever made: brown sugar chocolate chip cookies stuffed with chewy, delicious Turtles.
Eerily enough, the subject matter of my post kinda relates to violence against women, even though I wrote it before Isla Vista happened. It just goes to show that as a woman, I’m eternally vigilant when it comes to my safety and the dangers that exist.
Sorry for all this heaviness but this event, the reasons why it happened and what it means for our society has been at the forefront of my mind lately. Go visit Ala by clicking here and brighten your day with some cookies.