Playboy has a surprisingly positive take on Laverne Cox’s nude photoshoot for Allure (SFW).
Meanwhile, a conservatively idiotic “feminist” lambasts the shoot because it promotes an unrealistic, sexualised and “fake” version of womanhood. (I’m not linking to the website because I don’t want to give them traffic.)
For a nuanced look at reconciling black and trans femininity from the woman herself, check out Laverne’s conversation with bell hooks, below.
Mel Campbell on Anzac Day hysteria and the fallout from Scott McIntyre’s tweets and subsequent firing from SBS. [Spook Magazine]
The rise of emotional male musicians. [Pitchfork]
The face of World Wrestling Entertainment, a company that participates in anti-bullying campaigns, John Cena, who is held up as a role model to children, implicated that a woman prostituted herself because her “pimp” physically abused her. And this is the “PG-era”. [Cageside Seats]
Australia’s outrage over Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran’s executions illustrates this country’s hypocrisy. [The Drum]
I recapped Outback Championship Wrestling’s Anzac Day show with Tyrus.
I’m also speaking to the OCW Heavyweight Champion, Drew Galloway, on the second edition of their podcast.
Image via Allure.