God bless Ladyblogland, land of the free and home of people bravely writing potentially embarrassing articles.
Ladyblogland did a bad job with PoC last week thanks to XOJane’s rather tone-deaf discussion of one white woman’s observations of the only black woman in her yoga class (spoiler: assumptions were made). Here is a roundup of how the Internet responded: The Gloss, Plus Size Princess, Flavorwire (really, just Google it, you’ll see a ton of great responses)
If you’ve spent any time in Ladyblogland, you know that a lot of it is about pointing fingers at people’s feminism and proclaiming it #problematic. The Nation tackled this thorny issue.
Barneys is releasing an ad campaign featuring trans* models. New York Times
This may be of interest to y’all: Them, the new trans* literary magazine, is accepting submissions. The Rumpus
Why do we always say women are paid less than men but never say men are paid more than women? Sociological Images
Not ladyblog news per se, but Ladyblogland people love their Benedict Cumberbatch. Turns out his family made a fortune off of slavery. Whether you consider his roles in movies like 12 Years a Slave sufficient atonement for his family is up to you. The Daily Mail
A new Sappho poem, everyone! The Telegraph
What did you read?