I wrote about World Wrestling Entertainment’s new Women’s Championship and the renaissance of women’s wrestling. [SBS Zela]
In praise of the “ugly cry”. [New Republic]
“She just wants attention”: the insult du jour. [Slate]
What we can learn about clapping-back from Beyonce. [Elle]
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]
Amber Rose’s MuvaMoji is an alternative—not an answer—to Kim Kardashian’s Kimoji. [Good]
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]
Image via WWE.com.
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.
My feminist connectivity piece from last week, originally published at The Vocal, is now over at Daily Life.
The Nina Simone biopic is a racist issue. [The Atlantic]
Donald Trump’s core philosophy is misogyny. [Slate]
A deep dive into Jennifer Garner’s status as celebrity mum du jour. [Buzzfeed]
Is Justin Bieber an introvert? [Mel Magazine]
Is the rise of “no kill” about the welfare of animals or our feelings? [Aeon]
The homoeroticism of Batman V. Superman: “The passion between men is expressed as violence.” Sounds a lot like wrestling. [The Establishment]
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In the wake of allegations made against porn star James Deen by his ex-partner and fellow porn performer Stoya, as well as several other performers, both Ann Friedman and Amanda Hess attempt to unpack what it means when women hold men who express feminist sentiments up as feminist heroes. [The Cut, Slate]
And while Deen may have been put on a pedestal, he and other violent men illustrate the low standards we actually hold them to. [Junkee]
Stoya’s business partner Kayden Kross explains why they chose to keep scenes featuring Deen on their website, TrenchcoatX (NSFW). [UnKrossed]
I wrote about Meredith Grey, of Grey’s Anatomy, and her woman problem. [Bitch Flicks]
“The Myth of the Tight Pussy.” [Medium]
The real cost of unpaid emotional labour. [Harlot]
“Why Do Teen Girls Like Gay Porn?” [Broadly]
Three ways to make pop culture more diverse. [This Ain’t Livin’]
Another thinkpiece on Drake’s obsession with “good girls”. [The Establishment]
Unpacking Showgirls‘ infamous pool sex scene (NSFW). [The Frisky]
Trans women like Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox have the visibility, power and acceptance to “lift up” trans people who don’t have such privileges. [Laverne Cox]
Fixating on Caitlyn’s perceived “hotness” hurts the trans community:
“… Be conventionally attractive and feminine, and you get reduced to your appearance like any cis woman; don’t, and people won’t accept your identity as legitimate.” [Vocativ]
I asked if Kris Jenner is a bad mother. [Bitch Flicks]
The age gap between some of Hollywood’s most in demand young actresses—Scarlett Johansson, Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence—and their much older on-screen love interests. [Vulture]
How Mansplaining, the Statue went viral. [Weird Sister]
To ladyblog or not to ladyblog? [Slate]
The dawning of the age of a new (female) action hero. [Vulture]
The language we use to speak about rape may be part of the problem.
Sport is the “great equaliser”. Except when it comes to race:
“Indigenous players are ‘Australians when they’re winning and Aborigines at other times.'” [Overland]
Australia “reserve[s] a special disdain for ‘uppity blacks'” like Adam Goodes who don’t know their place. [New Matilda]
To all those busybodies who enquire when you’re going to have children: “I am writing my final no-thank-you note.” [Longreads]
ICYMI: “Writing About Taylor Swift Ruined My Friendship!”
In defence of the apparently unintelligent lyrics of pop and rap music.