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The female legacy of Ghostbusters. [Kill Your Darlings]
“All of Beyoncé’s career has been leading up to Lemonade, including often overlooked songs such as ‘Black Culture,’ ‘Grown Woman,’ and ‘Creole.’ ‘***Flawless’ and ‘Superpower’ are the preface to ‘Formation,’ ‘Jealous’ the prequel to the mid-sections of Lemonade. ‘Irreplaceable’ stands in the doorway filing its nails somewhere between ‘Don’t Hurt Yourself’ and ‘I Ain’t Sorry.’ ‘Freakum Dress’ is the PG-13 sister of ‘6 Inch.'” [Spark]
Taylor Swift’s feminist evolution. [Billboard]
Margot Robbie’s Vanity Fair cover story has sparked calls to stop getting middle aged men to write lecherous cover stories on famous women:
“Let’s allow women to write about women for a little while. Maybe then we can swap the prevalent illusions of femininity for realistic portraits of women as complex human characters.” [The Walrus]
Playing Pokemon Go as a black man. [Medium]
Women only watch wrestling for the hot guys, right? [Wrestling Sexism]
The rise of cripface on TV. [LA Times]
Why being an ally is no longer enough. [Marie Claire]
“OITNB, conversely, uses Poussey’s death to illustrate exactly the issue that ‘Bury Your Gays’ seeks to highlight. Big, unchecked organisations can erase marginalised people without a second thought, and the grinding, faceless mechanisms of bureaucracy are capable of cruelties far beyond what any individual could commit. OITNB kills Poussey in order to tell this story.” [Vulture]
Masterchef and other cooking shows leave vegetarians and vegans out in the cold. [Kill Your Darlings]
“A man’s appetite can be hearty, but a woman with an appetite is always voracious: her hunger always overreaches, because it is not supposed to exist. If she wants food, she is a glutton. If she wants sex, she is a slut. If she wants emotional care-taking, she is a high-maintenance bitch or, worse, an ‘attention whore’: an amalgam of sex-hunger and care-hunger, greedy not only to be fucked and paid but, most unforgivably of all, to be noticed.” [Hazlitt]
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I wrote about competitors to watch on the women’s wrestling scene and Chyna’s untimely death for SBS Zela.
I’m at The Big Smoke writing about the women of American Crime Story: The People VS. OJ Simpson.
What Prince meant to strippers. [The Cut]
On mourning problematic celebrities. [xoJane]
Our pop cultural obsession with “girls” in books and film. I also wrote about the phenomenon here. [Bitch Flicks]
What Beyonce’s LEMONADE and wrestling have in common. [Cageside Seats]
In my first piece for The Vocal, I explain why the Kardashians are better than you.
The Grammys hates black women. [Kevin Allred]
Is Deadpool pansexual? [Fusion]
Shonda Rhimes’ shows are depicting abortion in groundbreaking ways. [RH Reality Check]
And enough with all the feminist in-fighting: we should be asking men to speak up about Kesha. [Junkee]
And now for the Hillary Clinton portion of the program…
ICYMI: In the wake of Gloria Steinem’s comments about young women not voting for Hillary Clinton because we’re more interested in who boys are voting for than radical activism, I just had to write in defence of millennials.
I wrote about Taylor Swift, mean girls and #squadgoals. [Junkee]
The rise of feminist outrage journalism. [Jezebel]
Justin Bieber’s musical reinvention is the epitome of #sorrynotsorry. [Brooklyn Magazine]
And, with Bill Cosby’s arrest this week on sexual assault charges against Andrea Constand in 2004, this article I wrote in September is never more relevant.
On white debt and white guilt. [NYTimes]
Gay male misogyny: “To assert you love dick doesn’t mean you have to feign disgust at women and their bodies.” [Broadly]
“Why Writers Run.” [The Atlantic]
And before you go blaming his frequent sex with porn stars for his status, adult performers are one of the most tested populations on the planet and can’t perform if they have a positive test. [Vocativ]
In entertainment, the American dream is Latino. [Vulture]
It’s a film and TV theory kind of week!
I wrote about how Keeping Up with the Kardashians, I Am Cait and Total Divas are changing the face of reality TV. [Junkee]
Black representation on Daria. [Vulture]
Queering Freaky Friday. [Feminartsy]
With Supergirl, Jessica Jones and Daredevil, has TV finally solved its superhero problem? [Studio 360]
Emotional labour as women’s work. [The Guardian]
Lest We Forget: the service animals of war. [The Big Issue]
“Grey Hair on the Kids.” [Mediander]
I have a story on how the tag team New Day are challenging gender and racial stereotypes in professional wrestling in Calling Spots magazine.
I moved all my articles from TheVine over to this here blog so check them out:
Masters of Sex may be titled after a man, but it’s all about the women on the show.