Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Welcome to Ladyblogland, where all the writing is above average.

The film After Tiller, about doctors who perform third trimester abortions, is available on PBS.

Here’s a truly wonderful read about the character assassination of Courtney Love. Daily Dot

You really must read Janet Mock’s essay on bell hooks, Beyoncé, and feminism. Janet Mock

Violence against indigenous women is all just fun and games on the big screen. Racialicious

Dana Goldstein on the feminism of America’s early teachers. New Republic

Joan Rivers showed women there’s business in being an asshole (something men have known for centuries). The Frisky

Are the brains of men and women really wired differently? The Frisky

Transgender model Andreja Pejic is crowdfunding a documentary. The Daily Dot

An amateur investigator seems to have solved the Jack the Ripper mystery. IFL Science 

Rolling Stone has an excellent article highlighting the struggles of homeless LGBT youth.

What did you read this week?

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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.

2 thoughts on “Dispatches from Ladyblogland”

  1. Who read my friend Sarah Fonder’s piece about how American Beauty is actually completely terrible over at Decider: http://decider.com/2014/09/08/american-beauty-15-years-later/? Also, Tumblr denizens might be interested in The Daily Dot’s defense of teenage fandom: http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/staff-editorials/10152/fangirl-screaming-defense-tumblr/?utm_content=bufferdc574&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer. Also, check out the Tumblr post I linked to in my Chippendale’s post for a short but super insightful look at how One Direction engages teenage girls.

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