I’ve started writing for Paste Wrestling about quotas being the only way World Wrestling Entertainment will diversify, that supporting WWE financially may mean supporting the Trump administration, why they need a women’s Royal Rumble match and the inequality that still remains in women’s wrestling.
I also wrote about shine theory in WWE. [Intergender World Champs]
And I attended Donald Trump’s inauguration and the Women’s March in Washington D.C. and wrote about it for SBS Life.
I’m at Writers Bloc musing about the guilt that comes when the work isn’t and the obligatory leaving New York essay.
How Carrie Fisher became the face of the Women’s March. [Vanity Fair]
Women filmgoers are largely responsible for Passengers flopping. But has Hollywood stopped to realised why we’re sick of rapey storylines and how we express satisfaction with our money? [Bibliodaze]
Beyonce, Kim, Taylor and Trump: how celebrity changed in 2016. [The Ringer]
Patriots Day is the first movie of Trump’s America:
“Such films are perfect vehicles for a Trumpian understanding of the world, one in which there are clear winners and clear losers, where environmental concerns disappear and the virility of the male ego (and, by extension, the American self-image) matters above all else. Where root causes of conflict go unaddressed; where nuance and reading and knowledge are denigrated as the provenance of intellectual sissy fools. These films ‘flatten journalism into a GIF,’ Nicholson argues. ‘They frighten me.'” [Buzzfeed]
Finding solace in the Final Girl as an abuse survivor. [Birth Movies Death]
How My Favorite Murder grants courage to survivors of violence. [Buzzfeed]
Image via Twitter.
Remember that time Donald Trump “bought” World Wrestling Entertainment? Well I wrote about how politics and wrestling are more intersected than meets the eye, especially when it comes to a woman’s place in them. [Intergender World Champs]
I also wrote about the rise of female characters with mental illness on TV. [Bitch Flicks]
And what other industries can learn from porn one year on from allegations of rape against James Deen. [Archer]
People magazine put President-Elect Trump—the man who only a few weeks ago was accused of sexually assaulting one of its writers—on its cover because “it reports from inside the assholes of celebrities.” [Buzzfeed]
Don’t admire Ivanka Trump: fear her. [Buzzfeed]
Why she should acknowledge the #WomenWhoWork to keep her life functioning the way she portrays it to. [The Cut]
Like the Chinese nanny who taught her daughter Mandarin.
“How Trump Made Hate Intersectional”:
“It’s harder to talk about grabbing women by the pussy if there’s also a woman in the circle, and that in turn makes it harder to blindly assault. It’s harder to casually say nigger when there’s a black person in the circle, and that makes it harder to beat a black kid senseless without fear of repercussion. It’s harder to say faggot when someone queer is in the room, which lessens the ability to casually bully a gay person to the point where they take their own life. Yes, there’s hate spread throughout this country, but it stems from the sickness that involves stopping at nothing to keep spaces fully white, allowing white people to continue with behaviour that is no longer universally accepted in the real world.” [Daily Intelligencer]
What does the Liberal White Feminist Thinkpiece accomplish? [Medium]
Talk about a “rigged” election: here’s what it took to beat Hillary Clinton. [The Guardian]
“Identity politics” was not to blame for Hillary’s loss. [The Cut]
What it’s like to be an Asian background actor. [Vox]
Image via Intergender World Champs.
I was on my very first panel at the Digital Writers’ Festival, talking about what it means to be a writer online away from Australia.
I wrote about volunteering for Hillary Clinton. [Daily Life]
Supporting Hillary Clinton but keeping in mind Bill’s history of sexual assault accusations. [The Cut]
What if New York City was named for its women? [New Yorker]
The black history of the nameplate necklace. [Fusion]
Two women wrestled for the first time inside Hell in a Cell so sexism in wrestling is over now, right? [Fight Booth]
World Wrestling Entertainment has an ageism problem, but it only affects women, of course. [Wrestling Sexism]
Why WWE needs women’s tag team championships:
“In WWE, women don’t really have the option to be friends. There’s no benefit to a friendship because belts can only be held by an individual, and everyone is competing for the same titles. There’s quite a sad parallel here to the real world. Women often feel that they are in competition with other women for jobs, relationships and resources that seem scarce. Has a new woman starting at your work ever filled you with irrational jealousy, even if she seems perfectly nice? Ever wonder why?” [Intergender World Champs]
In defence of Melania Trump. And if Donald Trump is as dangerous as we believe him to be, then she certainly needs it. [Melville House]
This election has taught us that “expanding roles and opportunities for women cannot usher in full gender equality unless men change.” [NYTimes]