“The beauty of this quiz is that it normalizes the bloody corporeal mess that women everywhere experience but rarely talk about …. ‘How Metal Is Your Period?’ is like the best bodily fluid joke of all time—gross, but also these things are human, and it’s OK to laugh about them.” Read the rest at Slate.Read more "Slate: The Most Important BuzzFeed Quiz of All Time"
Via Upworthy: “Joss Whedon, director of “The Avengers” and [creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer], has a history of writing strong women characters. Back in 2006, the organization Equality Now honored him for being a staunch ally for women. In his thank-you speech, he decided to talk about the tedious and vapid question journalists never […]Read more "Joss Whedon on Why He Writes Strong Women Characters"
Very useful post about mental health, violence and guns in the US, and how we discuss them.Read more "No, You Are Not Adam Lanza’s Mother"
By Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo The Atlantic Wire asks “is it defensible, in this day and age (day: Tuesday; age: the 21st century) for an established news organization to put forth a 3-page article on how newswomen dress?” Yes, as they point out, depending on how you do it. They’re referring to a Washington Post article titled “The New Powerlessness […]Read more "It’s OK to Talk About How Women Dress"
Originally posted on we hunted the mammoth:
National Review has delivered unto us a puckishly paleoconservative cover story with a very Redditesque headline: “Like a Boss.” Which is perhaps appropriate, in that the story that goes with the headline uses the faux logic of evolutionary psychology (always popular on Reddit) in order to argue that…
By Juliana Jimenez Elle Magazine on Hilary Clinton‘s growing cool: http://www.elle.com/Life-Love/Society-Career-Power/At-the-Pinnacle-of-Hillary-Clinton-s-Career I like the piece in general. Just have a problem with two sentences there: “Her solution, unsurprisingly, is to increase women’s participation. But before the crowd’s eyes can glaze over at the prospect of hearing another speech about the justice of giving women a […]Read more "Read-It Round-Up May 8, 2012"
By Juliana Jiménez In the same way that the reaction to Trayvon Martin’s death revealed the charged and potentially racist meanings of a hoodie, the reaction to Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest last week on a warning of “aggravated pimping” highlighted an Orwellian distortion of the meaning of the word “pimp.” A large swath of the public’s reaction to the news […]Read more "The Problem with “Pimping”"