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“Black Tweets Matter.” [Smithsonian]
Has the sharing of viral war porn gone too far? [Daily Life]
The female legacy of Ghostbusters. [Kill Your Darlings]
“All of Beyoncé’s career has been leading up to Lemonade, including often overlooked songs such as ‘Black Culture,’ ‘Grown Woman,’ and ‘Creole.’ ‘***Flawless’ and ‘Superpower’ are the preface to ‘Formation,’ ‘Jealous’ the prequel to the mid-sections of Lemonade. ‘Irreplaceable’ stands in the doorway filing its nails somewhere between ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself’ and ‘I Ain’t Sorry.’ ‘Freakum Dress’ is the PG-13 sister of ‘6 Inch.'” [Spark]
Taylor Swift’s feminist evolution. [Billboard]
Margot Robbie’s Vanity Fair cover story has sparked calls to stop getting middle aged men to write lecherous cover stories on famous women:
“Let’s allow women to write about women for a little while. Maybe then we can swap the prevalent illusions of femininity for realistic portraits of women as complex human characters.” [The Walrus]
Playing Pokemon Go as a black man. [Medium]
Women only watch wrestling for the hot guys, right? [Wrestling Sexism]
The rise of cripface on TV. [LA Times]
Why being an ally is no longer enough. [Marie Claire]
“OITNB, conversely, uses Poussey’s death to illustrate exactly the issue that ‘Bury Your Gays’ seeks to highlight. Big, unchecked organisations can erase marginalised people without a second thought, and the grinding, faceless mechanisms of bureaucracy are capable of cruelties far beyond what any individual could commit. OITNB kills Poussey in order to tell this story.” [Vulture]
Masterchef and other cooking shows leave vegetarians and vegans out in the cold. [Kill Your Darlings]
“A man’s appetite can be hearty, but a woman with an appetite is always voracious: her hunger always overreaches, because it is not supposed to exist. If she wants food, she is a glutton. If she wants sex, she is a slut. If she wants emotional care-taking, she is a high-maintenance bitch or, worse, an ‘attention whore’: an amalgam of sex-hunger and care-hunger, greedy not only to be fucked and paid but, most unforgivably of all, to be noticed.” [Hazlitt]
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I wrote about why World Wrestling Entertainment needs a women’s Money in the Bank match. [SBS Zela]
Who’s afraid of all-woman alliances on reality TV? [The Establishment]
Also: On Edith Wharton and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. [Guernica]
The racist history of the pit bull. [Fusion]
The rise and fall of Winona Ryder. [Hazlitt]
Would the women of Jane Austen be at home on reality TV? [The Atlantic]
The alluring history of makeup application and YouTube beauty tutorials. [Kill Your Darlings]
For more feminist reads, check out the 97th Down Under Feminists Carnival. [Zero at the Bone]
I wrote about competitors to watch on the women’s wrestling scene and Chyna’s untimely death for SBS Zela.
I’m at The Big Smoke writing about the women of American Crime Story: The People VS. OJ Simpson.
What Prince meant to strippers. [The Cut]
On mourning problematic celebrities. [xoJane]
Our pop cultural obsession with “girls” in books and film. I also wrote about the phenomenon here. [Bitch Flicks]
What Beyonce’s LEMONADE and wrestling have in common. [Cageside Seats]