Gay male misogyny: “To assert you love dick doesn’t mean you have to feign disgust at women and their bodies.” [Broadly]
“Why Writers Run.” [The Atlantic]
And before you go blaming his frequent sex with porn stars for his status, adult performers are one of the most tested populations on the planet and can’t perform if they have a positive test. [Vocativ]
In entertainment, the American dream is Latino. [Vulture]
It’s a film and TV theory kind of week!
I wrote about how Keeping Up with the Kardashians, I Am Cait and Total Divas are changing the face of reality TV. [Junkee]
Black representation on Daria. [Vulture]
Queering Freaky Friday. [Feminartsy]
With Supergirl, Jessica Jones and Daredevil, has TV finally solved its superhero problem? [Studio 360]
Emotional labour as women’s work. [The Guardian]
Lest We Forget: the service animals of war. [The Big Issue]
“Grey Hair on the Kids.” [Mediander]
I have a story on how the tag team New Day are challenging gender and racial stereotypes in professional wrestling in Calling Spots magazine.
I moved all my articles from TheVine over to this here blog so check them out:
Masters of Sex may be titled after a man, but it’s all about the women on the show.
Women and baking: from social capital to comfort. [The Guardian]
My story about wrestling fandom and armchair criticism features on Tim Kail’s Work of Wrestling podcast.
Speaking of Drake, his obsession with “good girls” is sexist. [Fusion]
“Child sex abuse victims face a dilemma. To be recognised as victims, they cannot remain silent, but they must be silent enough to seem authentically hurt.” [WaPo]
“What’s more insulting: to live in a society that treats you unfairly whose symbols remind you of that fact, or to live in a society that treats you unfairly but whose symbols belie progress?” [Jezebel]
Celebrate Halloween by reliving periods and teen sexuality on film. [HuffPo]
The problem with speculating about homophobic people’s sexuality. [Kill Your Darlings]
Is there too much crying in women’s wrestling? The very fact of this question being asked about women’s wrestling (never mind the fact that Ric Flair, widely considered to be one of the best wrestlers ever, cries at the drop of a hat) is inherently sexist. If anything, crying further inures fans to the emotion of the match and the storyline, helping to solidify current women’s wrestling, particularly in NXT, WWE’s developmental brand, as some of the best ever. [Forbes]
I asked whether World Wrestling Entertainment can rise above pinkvertising in their effort to Rise Above Cancer. [Cageside Seats]
What to say when someone inevitably dresses in a racist costume this Halloween. A few years ago I dressed as Tiger Lily for a pirate-themed Christmas party (as part of a larger, Peter Pan group costume). At the time, I believed I was within my rights to dress up as a Native American as I have Native American heritage. Now, however, as someone who identifies primarily as and benefits from being white, I don’t think I’d appropriate that culture in the way I did. Sure, my Native heritage is an interesting part of my history, but I’m not part of that culture and haven’t taken the initiative to learn more about it so I shouldn’t benefit from it for the sake of a costume. [Native Appropriations]
Still on that topic, an interview with the CEO of silly, sexy Halloween costumes company, Yandy. [Maxim]
Two years ago, I had “A Very Manhattan Halloween”. I plan on doing the same next year.
“Halloween is the one night of the year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it”: the hyper-sexualisation and -feminisation of Halloween costumes.
Scream Queens, American Horror Story: Hotel, American Crime Story: Ryan Murphy must be stopped! [Salon]
A year of Beyonce’s silence. [The Fader]
Zoo Weekly has published its final issue. [Mumbrella]
Adam Goodes spoke to Honi Soit in his first interview since retiring from AFL about racism, his future and Indigenous inclusion in the Australian constitution.
“If our first family is supposed to be an accurate representation of the American people, who’d be a better choice than this absurd, problematic and inexplicably wealthy crew of bad-rapper-enabling Instagram mavens from Hidden Hills, Calif.?” [The Root]
But where’s Caitlyn? [Go Fug Yourself]
Reproductive coercion in rap music. [Broadly]
And for more links from Aussie and NZ feminists, including yours truly, check out the latest Down Under Feminists Carnival. [Opinions @ BlueBec]