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“Black Tweets Matter.” [Smithsonian]
Has the sharing of viral war porn gone too far? [Daily Life]
I’m at The Big Smoke asserting that Kim Kardashian is our modern day Marilyn Monroe.
Why famous male wrestlers need to stop being the deciding factors in women’s matches. [The Spectacle of Excess]
*Spoiler alert* Olivia Pope may have killed the man who set her up to be kidnapped but Scandal has missed an opportunity to address her PTSD with therapy. [WaPo]
Why I don’t want my daughter to be a footy fan. [Daily Life]
Road-testing alternative menstrual products. [The Vocal]
The history of cats in bookstores. [Lit Hub]
In praise of the “ugly cry”. [New Republic]
The toxic relationship between masculinity and meat hinges on the “factory farm industry that makes billions of dollars insisting that men are the strongest when they have the most muscle, the least amount of feelings, and ingest the most ‘manly’ protein, like bacon, steak, and sausage.” [The Establishment]
Hillary Clinton said feminism and being pro-life can co-exist. Here’s a reminder of what being pro-life actually means. [Daily Life]
And Jill Filipovic unpacks it in a practical, US-centric sense. [Cosmopolitan]
Melissa Harris-Perry interviews Anita Hill 25 years after testifying that Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her. [Essence]
More feminist goodness at the 95th Down Under Feminists Carnival. [Sacraparental]
It’s WrestleMania season and Chyna’s been blackballed from being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame yet again. I’m at Harlot writing 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]
I wrote about Twitter as a tool for feminist connectivity. [The Vocal]
“You may be disturbed or annoyed by the shirtless photos and swoony responses to our new PM, but that concern shouldn’t come from a sense of worry that Trudeau will be hurt—socially, politically or personally—by this so-called ‘sexist objectification.’ Because that is simply not what is happening. It’s not as though Canadians will now see him as a vapid, slutty, airhead with nothing to recommend him but his pecs or as someone who got ahead through either fuckability or literal fucking. The reality is that these sexy pics and the fact that so many find him physically attractive serves to enhance his power rather than diminish it. This is because he is not a woman. He is a man. And a powerful one at that.” [Feminist Current]
Meanwhile, in the U.S. Presidential race, toxic masculinity reigns supreme. [Elle]
The inherent sexism of emojis. [NYTimes]
“One of the biggest reasons it’s been acceptable for white people to posture as Native is due to a certain romanticism about Native culture and people. ‘If you go back to the journals of Christopher Columbus,’ [Taté Walker, editor of Native Peoples magazine] said, ‘it references [Natives as] these free-spirited nature sprites who dance naked in the moonlight and their kids are running wild, and it just sounds so savage, but savage was a term for free.’ As colonialism spread across the continent, so did that idea of freedom, and ‘the idea that ‘Natives have it great, so let’s take it’ has become “Natives have it great, so let’s take it as an identity,”‘ Walker said.” [Fusion]
In praise of Vin Diesel’s Facebook page. [NYTimes]
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]