It’s WrestleMania season and Chyna’s been blackballed from being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame yet again. I’m wrote about her audacity to have a sexuality separate from the one WWE deems acceptable.
The Nina Simone biopic is a racist issue. [The Atlantic]
Is Justin Bieber an introvert? [Mel Magazine]
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We need both Jessica Jones and Supergirl. [Comics Alliance]
“We need to make more white people uncomfortable. We need to make white people uncomfortable more of the time. We need to decentre whiteness so living in a diverse world does not equal discomfort for anyone. It takes white people literally one second of not seeing themselves reflected for them to mount a campaign against the world claiming they have been victimised. Yet, white people have been demanding people of colour identify through whiteness for centuries.” [Kevin Allred]
You don’t have to be a monster to hate women. [HuffPo Women]
ICYMI: I assert that TERFS and SWERFS aren’t radical feminists.
Gay male misogyny: “To assert you love dick doesn’t mean you have to feign disgust at women and their bodies.” [Broadly]
“Why Writers Run.” [The Atlantic]
And before you go blaming his frequent sex with porn stars for his status, adult performers are one of the most tested populations on the planet and can’t perform if they have a positive test. [Vocativ]
In entertainment, the American dream is Latino. [Vulture]
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.
Have all fictional women on TV been raped? [Batty Mamzelle]
Calling out racism is great, but we need to be mindful that we aren’t perpetuating stereotypes and speaking for minorities when we stand up for them. [Daily Life]
Why are Aussies so shit at dating? [Spook Magazine]
Is working on your art while your partner supports you anti-feminist? [Musings of an Inappropriate Woman]
Measuring the success of podcasts. I’m actually the host of Outback Championship Wrestling’s first podcast, launching today, featuring interviews with former World Wrestling Entertainment Heavyweight Champion Alberto El Patron and former WWE Superstar and current TNA star Mr. Ken Anderson. I am under the impression that it’s the first woman-hosted wrestling podcast apart from Renee Young’s 30 Years of WrestleMania podcast last year. So even if you don’t like wrestling, head on over to support a sister. [Columbia Journalism Review, YouTube]
I also recapped last Friday’s show, featuring the abovementioned wrestlers as well as Drew Galloway, Ricardo Rodriguez, Scotty Too Hotty and Gangrel. [Outback Championship Wrestling]
The cinematic history of Cinderella. [NPR Monkey See]
Next-generation feminist blogs you should be reading. [Musings of an Inappropriate Woman]
Gloria Steinem on Mary McCarthy’s The Group. [Reading Our Way to the Revolution]
Men don’t trust women because emotions. [Daily Life]
As The Hoopla folds and MamaMia‘s Debrief Daily and News Ltd’s RendezView launch, here are some headline ideas in case they run out. [Junkee]
“He Monica Lewinsky’d all on my gown”: the 128 rap songs her name has made a cameo in. [The Cut]
“Why Don’t Men Read Books By Women?” [Feministing]
Disability is a feminist issue that’s just not getting enough attention. [Disability & Representation]