Dispatches from Ladyblogland

What did you read over break? Here’s what ended up on my list.

A long read about Elena Ferrante. Jezebel

The story of a woman who takes a DNA test and discovers that she a descendent of the Sami people, who herd reindeer in the Arctic Circle. Intelligent Life

Leelah Alcorn. So much to say. So much to mourn. The Frisky

Hollywood is a man’s world. New York Times

Pro-life people are likely to change their minds if they hear someone else’s abortion story. Feministing

Badass female mountain climbers! Bitch Magazine

Al Jazeera has been profiling the black women leading the #BlackLivesMatter protests.

Real Native fashion. Mic

2014 was the year women took back punk. Vulture

What leading feminists want to accomplish in 2015. Washington Post

The gender gap in tech and the Stanford class of 1994. The New York Times

An illustrated guide to superhero movies that pass the Bechdel Test. The Daily Dot

Bitchflicks reviews Wild.

Grandmother’s birth control. The Toast

What’s in your girl canon?

The gendered nature of self-tracking apps. The Atlantic

Nicki Minaj is pretty awesome. Jezebel

What white publishers won’t publish. The Feminist Wire

Tell us what you read in the comments!

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

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