Kim Kardashian’s Rolling Stone cover story:
“… [The Kardashians] also exhibit an attitude toward their bodies that can only be called revolutionary. Women have long asked for fair vagina representation in media, for their vaginas not only to be sexual objects but to smell and bleed and pop out babies, and on their show, Kardashian vaginas do all that and more, which is very different than other pop-culture vaginas.”
Speaking of Kim, is she becoming more political? [Fusion]
And Kanye West could actually be the best president the United States has ever seen. [The Guardian]
How SlutWalk Melbourne has evolved in the past four years. [Spook Magazine]
HIV on HTGAWM. [This Ain’t Livin’]
“I Feel Bad About My Nose.” [Broadly]
“How Political Was N.W.A., Really?”
“When asked if racism existed outside of Compton by SPIN magazine in 1990, Eazy-E replied, ‘The black police in Compton are worse than the white police. Chuck D gets involved in all that black stuff, we don’t. Fuck that black power shit; we don’t give a fuck. Free South Africa; we don’t give a fuck…We’re not into politics at all.’” [Talking Points Memo]
You can’t decry Straight Outta Compton for its misogynoir while also consuming Tyler Perry products. [The Root]
Move over #DivasRevolution: WWE is in the midst of a black revolution and it’s been right under our noses this whole time. [Uproxx]
Disability advocacy campaigns need to be inclusive of the people they’re claiming to help, not pitying of them. [Junkee]
Is Justin Bieber’s new song a pro-consent anthem? [The Cut]
In praise of gender-neutral public bathrooms. [Daily Life]
Women can be pedophiles, too. [Broadly]
Image via Rolling Stone.
Amber Rose’s feminism. [Feministing]
I raged against the dire state of Aussie TV, particularly in terms of storytelling and racial diversity. [Spook Magazine]
Miss Piggy, ourselves. [Fusion]
Rape jokes are not “just how the internet is”:
“… [T]he idea that the Internet is static and that everyone’s experience of it is the same, and nothing can ever be changed or fixed is an excuse to not fix a system that keeps certain people comfortable and other people uncomfortable.” [Cosmopolitan]
Orange is the New Black and How to Get Away with Murder‘s Matt McGorry is a feminist. [Jezebel]
Black teens using swimming pools need to be saints lest they get arrested. [Pandagon]
Looking at Hot Girls Wanted from an alternative perspective. [Medium]
More links are over at the 85th Down Under Feminists Carnival. [Ana Stevenson]
Image via Slumz.
The red carpet allows women to take up space they wouldn’t normally. [Spook Magazine]
In defence of the Supergirl trailer:
“It’s Supergirl. It’s supposed to be aimed at teenage girls. If you’re not one, and it bothers you that it’s aimed at someone who isn’t you, just think: now you have some understanding of what it’s like to be a teenage girl (or indeed, grown woman) watching another TV show/movie/video game trailer and thinking ‘oh right, another TV show/movie/video game aimed at men.'” [Den of Geek]
A love letter to Betty Draper. [Buzzfeed]
Deconstructing the effort that goes into being Kim Kardashian. [The Atlantic]
Kardashian’s Selfish calls to mind “another struggle of a young girl inventing herself in and out of the spotlight amidst Southern California insanity, hedonism, and wealth, but at the epicenter of the most highly charged racial trial of an era; where the black man won at the same time as her body became deformed, shaped, changed.” [Vulture]
If Anna Kendrick’s not a Cool Girl then what is she? [Buzzfeed]
Since when did giving the least amount of fucks become cool? [HuffPo]
Joss Whedon’s reproductive coercion and forced motherhood. [Bitch Flicks]
Not wanting children doesn’t make you selfish: actually, having kids does. [Catherine Deveny]
ICYMI: My (just!) three problems with Married at First Sight.
Image via Mirror.
Playboy has a surprisingly positive take on Laverne Cox’s nude photoshoot for Allure (SFW).
Meanwhile, a conservatively idiotic “feminist” lambasts the shoot because it promotes an unrealistic, sexualised and “fake” version of womanhood. (I’m not linking to the website because I don’t want to give them traffic.)
For a nuanced look at reconciling black and trans femininity from the woman herself, check out Laverne’s conversation with bell hooks, below.
Mel Campbell on Anzac Day hysteria and the fallout from Scott McIntyre’s tweets and subsequent firing from SBS. [Spook Magazine]
The rise of emotional male musicians. [Pitchfork]
The face of World Wrestling Entertainment, a company that participates in anti-bullying campaigns, John Cena, who is held up as a role model to children, implicated that a woman prostituted herself because her “pimp” physically abused her. And this is the “PG-era”. [Cageside Seats]
Australia’s outrage over Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran’s executions illustrates this country’s hypocrisy. [The Drum]
I recapped Outback Championship Wrestling’s Anzac Day show with Tyrus.
I’m also speaking to the OCW Heavyweight Champion, Drew Galloway, on the second edition of their podcast.
Image via Allure.