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]
On the heels of Brie Larson’s Best Actress Oscar nod for Room, I wrote about her character’s attachment mothering. [Bitch Flicks]
I wrote about whether the Legends Football League has a place in the revolution of women’s sports at new intersectional feminist site Harlot.
I’m also at Feminartsy writing about Barbie’s new body and body image.
“My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Defence of Kanye.” [The Vocal]
Cults, women and pop culture. [Bitch]
Why don’t men show up to hear women speak? [Daily Life]
For more feminist rants from Australia and New Zealand, check out the latest Down Under Feminists Carnival. [Opinions @ BlueBec]
In my first piece for The Vocal, I explain why the Kardashians are better than you.
The Grammys hates black women. [Kevin Allred]
Is Deadpool pansexual? [Fusion]
Shonda Rhimes’ shows are depicting abortion in groundbreaking ways. [RH Reality Check]
And enough with all the feminist in-fighting: we should be asking men to speak up about Kesha. [Junkee]
And now for the Hillary Clinton portion of the program…
ICYMI: In the wake of Gloria Steinem’s comments about young women not voting for Hillary Clinton because we’re more interested in who boys are voting for than radical activism, I just had to write in defence of millennials.