So XOJane jumped on the Hugo Schwyzer train this week (FYI, we did it first), and boy, did their interview with him give the Internet feels. Flavia Dzoden wrote a nice critique of this whole mess that is a worthwhile read after you’ve jumped down the Hugo Schwyzer rabbit hole. (XOJane, RedLightPolitics)
After you’ve done that, read a bit about this third-grader who dresses up as a historical character everyday. It’ll warm your cold, feminist heart (and give you Halloween costume ideas). (Omaha World Herald)
Okay, I’m admitting something here: but I kind of think Taylor Swift is pretty cool. She’s really aware of her audience and is a talented self-promoter, and honestly, I bet she swears like a sailor in private. HelloGiggles thinks she’s pretty cool, too.
If you need Halloween costume inspiration, The Frisky has the scoop on going as a Binder Full of Women.
Really, really interesting article on the hijab as a feminist symbol. Go. Read it. It’s your intersectional feminism of the day. (Feminspire)
Cats posed like pin-up girls. That is all. (Huffington Post)
I liked this perspective on Hilary Mantel and being a lady writing books about men. I’d honestly never really thought about it before: dudes write about women ALL the time, and win awards for it, but women are expected to write about women. (XX Factor/Slate)
What did you see in ladyblogland this week?