I’m writing about female friendship in For a Good Time, Call… [Bitch Flicks]
One of the things that struck me during my trip to New York was the abundance of women of colour caring for white children. The movies would have you believe that most nannies are white (The Nanny Diaries, Uptown Girls, Mary Poppins) but I don’t recall seeing any. Ellen Jacobs’ photo series documents these women and their charges. [Slate]
I Kissed a Girl: Rihanna and Shakira’s faux, male gazey lesbianism. [Jezebel]
Meanwhile, Russian lesbians shouldn’t be seen. [Feminist Times]
The feminism of the Carrie remake. [Sociological Images]
Real-life feminist heroes as Disney princesses. [Jezebel]
Making amateur porn with James Deen. [Jezebel]
We need to talk about animal cruelty in horse racing. [MamaMia]
Brodie Lancaster is interviewed by Lip Mag as part of their Feminist of the Week series. For more Brodie, get the latest issue of Filmme Fatales, in which I have a piece about sex work in For a Good Time, Call…
Image via Geek Shizzle.
“If Men Could Menstruate” by Gloria Steinem. [Haverford]
Speaking of menses, if you like to wear your heart on your sleeve there’s now a t-shirt to celebrate getting your rocks off whilst on your period. Too bad it’s from the dubious American Apparel… [Birdee]
I’m going to Washington, D.C. in six weeks (New York in two and a bit!) and if the U.S. federal government shutdown is still in effect, Alyssa Rosenberg has compiled a list of non-governmental things to do in the city. [ThinkProgress]
Preorder your copy of Filmme Fatales issue three, in which I write about sex work in For a Good Time, Call…, along with many surely great pieces on feminism in film.
The season of the witch is upon us, what with The Witches of East End and American Horror Story: Coven premiering in the U.S. this week. The New Inquiry‘s latest issue is all about these supernatural ladies; subscribe for only $2 a month for all their witchy goodness. Some of the features are also available on their homepage.
Chris Brown was raped as a child; he was not “raring to go” and it was not “every boy’s fantasy”. [Feministing, Flavorwire]
Texas Governor Rick Perry claims his doddering wife “misspoke” and “put the wrong word in the wrong place” when she admitted that she thinks abortion should—or “could”—be the choice of a woman. It make me sick that Perry feels the need to infantilise and “correct” his wife for her apparent conversational faux pas because it doesn’t jive with his policies. Luckily there may be a new Governor on the rise for Texas, the unquestionably pro-choice filibustering Wendy Davis! [Feministing]
To rape-joke or not to rape-joke, that is the question. [Bitch Magazine]
Pop stars and “Naked Hot Body Fatigue”. [Jezebel]
Women in the World also discuss the feminism of Britney Spears’ “Work, Bitch”.
Image via Birdee.