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.