What amazing wonders did ladyblogland discover this week?
In case you didn’t know it yet, Broad City is awesome.
It chronicles the exploits of two friends, also named Abbi and Ilana, who merely tolerate their minimum wage jobs, annoying roommates and mediocre sexual partners, but revel in their friendship.
In other TV news, Orphan Black is a delight for many reasons, one of which is that they do to men what shows have done to women FOR YEARS.
The sci-fi–tinged series calculatedly disdains filling out its male characters, and it’s perversely thrilling to watch as a woman. Finally, men are the sexy, empty listeners!
Via The Hairpin, the grammar of an Upworthy headline.
The most essential grammatical tic that Upworthy employs is a bit more complex than simple word choice or sentence structure: the titles introduce a fairly typical story, idea, or theme in the first sentence, then use a much shorter sentence to complicate or undermine it. This is irritating as hell. And I think that’s the point; the second sentence piques you to resolve the irritation it causes.
The American Reader
Is the TV version of Game of Thrones writing in more misogyny? Spoiler alert. AV Club
On grabby cabbies, street harassers, and Ferengi. Skepchick
There is only one, but there shouldn’t be: Meet the only female eagle huntress in the world. BBC
Bad romance? Bad breakup? The way it makes you feel is probably worse than you thought. The Guardian
There’s an Orange is the New Black Season 2 trailer!