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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

I read some amazing stuff this week!

Our dearest Slay Belle put it best: “I was blown away by this essay.” It’s about rape, Law & Order‘s Olivia Benson, and recovery from trauma. The Toast

Felicia Day schools her followers on why casting a white lady to play Tiger Lily is a terrible idea. Felicia Day

True story: A good friend of mine hates being asked, “What are you?” She always answers, “American!” It drives people nuts. This author and my friend might find something to talk about. Huffington Post

This article on the barista class and capital is, to my mind, a subtle take down of Richard Florida. And I appreciate it. The Awl

Laverne Cox is the woman we’ve been waiting for. Buzzfeed

Why do rape kits go unprocessed? Slate

Love kale? Feel like everyone should love kale? Here’s how food trends cost poor families. Bitch Magazine

Apparently people are upset that the new Annie reboot stars people of color. As someone who was obsessed with the 1982 film, I do have a soft spot for that version. But I’m not at all upset that a new generation gets to discover Annie. I think if people should be upset about anything, it’s the casting of Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan. The woman is no Carol Burnett. Racialicious

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My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

7 thoughts on “Dispatches from Ladyblogland”

  1. Maybe Cameron Diaz will be “Annie’s” Russell Crowe? That being said, I think she could be good if she played a Paris Hilton-y/Imelda Marcos-y kind of thing. I’m really interested in the update to modern times-the overarching themes should make the shift. Also, I dunno how they’ll make the whole “Rooster posing as Annie’s parent” work out, since today they have the internet and one would assume that due diligence would be done before they give Annie to him?

  2. Very interesting mix.

    The kale article is interesting, though perhaps I’m missing the cultural appropriation involved as I found that slightly odd to see mentioned.

    And Cameron Diaz, I have to admit, is seeming rather awesome to me at the moment. Can’t dislike her since I read her “The Body Book”.

    1. I feel like kale is rather hot to hate on at the moment. I think the point more is poking fun at those individuals who feel like eating certain foods makes them better but don’t think about how food works in a system.

      For the record, I love kale. Love it. Loooooove it. I will eat it in a lot of things. Soup. Quiche. Omellette. Baked for chips. Om nom nom nom nom nom.

      As for Diaz, I haven’t read “The Body Book,” I’ll have to check it out! Thanks for the tip.

      1. Late night reading interpretations are interesting, eek! I think what I found interesting was how these good basics go up in price once they’re declared a superfood or the next great food fad as it pushes those basics further out of the reach of those on low incomes and pushes those people further towards more processed and unhealthy food.

        Kale chips? I’d love to know how to make those. Anything to try and get more greens into the boys!

        The Body Book has really surprised me with how lovely it is. Really would say it’s worth checking out.

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