“Why are black girls killing each other – or at least trying to? At what point does the dehumanisation of people who look, talk and walk like you become so internalised that you don’t think twice about trying to beat them into a bloody pulp…?” [Media Diversified]
Actually, real men do hit women. [Meanjin]
The LEMONADE Syllabus. [Candice Benbow]
The funny side of intimate partner violence. This is a harrowing but important read. [The Cut]
Why are we so transfixed with the idea that sex says something profound about us?
To touch or not to touch on live TV. [TV Tonight]
In praise of the dick clip (SFW). [The Cut]
What is disability appropriation? [Daily Life]
The patron saint of single ladies. [NYTimes]
If you’re after even more reads check out the 92nd Down Under Feminists Carnival in which some of my previous work is featured. [Hoyden About Town]
Pushing back against manspreading. [Medium]
Did Frida Kahlo identify as a disabled artist? [Disability Horizons]
Portraying black gay men on TV. [Fusion]
“If you want to blame her for all of Bill Clinton’s bad decisions, which many Sanders partisans do, then you can’t do that without admitting that she did in fact play a major role in policy; if you want to trivialise her as ‘just a First Lady,’ then you can’t use any part of Bill’s administration against her. Pick your poison, but they’re mutually exclusive options. ” [Sady Doyle]
Deconstructing Heathers‘ fashion. [Fusion]
Can concussions cause rape? [Broadly]
So, wrestling for sex is a thing. [Vocativ]
ICYMI: I republished my Calling Spots story on race and gender in wrestling.
Could there ever be a same-sex Disney couple? Beauty & the Beast’s Bell and The Hunchback of Notre Dame‘s Esmeralda would make the hottest lesbian power couple EVER. [Mic]
Can we stop talking about The Muppets having sex because, you know, they’re Muppets? [The Cut]
In the wake of Chris Brown’s visa being denied for his Australian tour, it’s important to understand why black male artists are the only violent artists we decry for abusing women. [Noisey]
Planned Parenthood don’t “kill babies”, they save women’s lives. And their vaginas. [Al Jazeera]
The mansplanation of Taylor Swift’s 1989. [New Statesman]
The double edged sword that is Ryan Murphy: he creates roles for minorities in his myriad works but in turn reviles them. [HuffPo]
ICYMI: How allegations of sexual assault against powerful men by the “wrong kinds of women” go unheard, in regards to Bill Cosby, Hugh Hefner and the publication of Hefner’s former partner and Girls Next Door star Holly Madison’s memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole.
In praise of Cher’s Twitter account. [The Guardian]
Further to that, Sofia Vergara is well within her legal and moral rights to destroy the fertilised embryos she created with her ex. [Daily Life]
I also wrote at Junkee about the end of Glee and, with it, its atrocious treatment of minorities. And storytelling.
I wrote this a couple of Mother’s Days ago: the divide between second- and fourth-wave feminism.
My last “Welcome to Monday” for feminaust is jammed packed with goodness.
ICYMI: “Some Thoughts on Bruce Jenner”.
And the sexual politics of that kiss. [Role Reboot]
I wrote about the connection between Crossroads and Grey’s Anatomy. [Bitch Flicks]
Mad Men‘s best literary references. [Vulture]
Here are some practical ways to address the epidemic of violence against women in Australia instead of perpetuating the “monster myth”. [Birdee, White Ribbon]
Janelle Monae is not for male consumption. [Gradient Lair]
“Men, Stop Being Dicks About Condoms.” [Spook Magazine]
“In Defence of the Selfie.” [Spook Magazine]
Have you ever noticed that ubiquitous rom com scene in which the female protagonist wonders out loud whether she “had sex” with the male love interest while drunk? Honey, if you have to ask, it’s rape. [Shakesville]