On the (Rest of the) Net.

I wrote about the lengths women have to do to trade in the beauty economy. [Feminartsy]

I also wrote about my choice to be single. [SBS Life]

Stop holding out hope that Ivanka Trump will tame Donald: she’s on board with his campaign. [Intelligencer]

A common catch cry heard in the wake of Kim Kardashian exposing Taylor Swift’s lies about not knowing that Kanye West would rap about her in his song “Famous” is to “focus on more important things”. But the demonisation of a black man for victimising a white woman is very important and echoes the spate of black men being killed in America. [Cosmopolitan]

Both Taylor’s victimhood and Kim’s famewhoring are important parts of the celebrity ecosystem. [Jezebel]

How Keeping Up with the Kardashians helps Kim control the narrative. [Vulture]

Taylor Swift is not that innocent. [Vulture]

A history of the media souring on Swift. [Vulture]

Once upon a time I wrote about Swift being the perfect victim and the use of the word “bitch” in rap music.

In defence of the term “honour killing”. [Daily Life]

Little Women‘s Meg and the labour of performing womanhood. [LA Review of Books]

How Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates subverts the use of female nudity in comedy. [Vulture]

The Spice Girls, twenty years on:

“They planted the seeds in my mind, and the minds of countless other young girls, that feminism is important and valid and should be thought about and yelled about wherever you go.” [Kill Your Darlings]

“Why Men Want to Marry Melanias But Raise Ivankas.” [NYTimes]

Actually, spiritualism was the realm of women before Ghostbusters turned it into a male bonding “pursuit focused on hunting a exterminating.” [The New Republic]

Being called a racist is worse than actually being one. [SBS Life]

Wonder Woman primer. [Movie Mezzanine]

Related: a Captain Marvel primer. [Time]

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