Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This week’s dispatches have it all: Comedy! Drama! Gravity-defying stunts!

Seven studies confirm: Mansplaining exists. Bitch Magazine

The Church of England voted to allow women to become bishops. The Guardian

How Orange is the New Black tells an accurate story about men: “If you live in a society rooted in sexist oppression of women, when women tell their stories it shouldn’t be shocking that the villains wear the face of the oppressor.” Feministing

Does Airbnb’s new logo look like a vagina? XOJane investigates.

The entire Internet’s jaws dropped when gymnast Kacy Catanzaro crushed the American Ninja Warrior obstacle course. This video is even more satisfying when you watch videos of the jacked dudes trying and failing at the course.

Jenny Lewis released a new video, “Just One of the Guys.”

The Toast has a little chat about Tori Amos.

Maria Bamford is one of my favorite comedians, in part because she is so open about dealing with mental illness. The New York Times has a profile of her.

Summer box office numbers are down in part due to a failure of studios to cater to the real money makers: women. The Mary Sue

The casting call for the N.W.A. biopic is a straight up racist and misogynistic PoS. Indie Wire

 

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[E] Sally Lawton

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

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