This week’s dispatches have a totally cute picture of me as She-Ra. So read ’em!
Memes and misogynoir: how Internet memes often make black women the butt of the joke. The Awl
Spoiler alert: Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a girl. Cue article on representation: Role Reboot
This is a lovely long read on the partners and lovers of male rock stars. The Believer
Taylor Swift is kind of embracing feminism. Ms.
She-Ra is back! Also, here’s me as She-Ra circa 1980-something. I know the the dress should be white, but my mom still did an amazing job by sewing me this costume from scratch. Six-year-old me loved my costume that year. Jezebel
Lauryn Hill breaks down her rage. Autostraddle
On how people are expected to occupy certain spaces based on their gender. New York Times
The murder of Mike Brown isn’t so much about police militarization as it is about racism. The Toast
And here’s the New Yorker profile of Beard.
The role of humor in sex work advocacy. Tits and Sass
Myths about sexual assault. Cosmopolitan (They are really upping their game lately!)
You can’t fight rape with nail polish. Dame Magazine
Kirsten Gillibrand revealed that she’s been harassed over the years. And of course people concern trolled her immediately. Here’s a brief analysis: XX Factor
Playboy (of all publications) published a very handy chart on when you should catcall. Spoiler: only if she’s literally a felis catus. Link is safe for work, but it’s Playboy, so maybe click on your phone or at home.
Tropes vs. women