We need both Jessica Jones and Supergirl. [Comics Alliance]
When diversity in media means white people freak out over not seeing themselves reflected back:
“We need to make more white people uncomfortable. We need to make white people uncomfortable more of the time. We need to decentre whiteness so living in a diverse world does not equal discomfort for anyone. It takes white people literally one second of not seeing themselves reflected for them to mount a campaign against the world claiming they have been victimised. Yet, white people have been demanding people of colour identify through whiteness for centuries.” [Kevin Allred]
This artist is turning period stains into fine jewellery, is awesome. [Broadly]
You don’t have to be a monster to hate women. [HuffPo Women]
Caitlyn Jenner proves that being trans and being transphobic aren’t mutually exclusive. [Cosmopolitan]
ICYMI: I assert that TERFS and SWERFS aren’t radical feminists.
Image via Comics Alliance.
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.
I love this vintage comic strip via Musings of an Inappropriate Woman.
Echos of the Supergirl complex can be heard in Clueless: “Like that book I read in 9th grade that said: ”tis a far, far better thing doing stuff for other people’… [but] I realised how much I wanted a boyfriend of my own.”
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