This Week in Lady Reads

Lots of interesting reads this week, but let’s start with the news everyone’s talking about:

South Carolina argued that states should totally be allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ people because it’s totally in the Constitution that states can discriminate against women.

Rand Paul tried to argue that he’s not sexist because he’s an asshole to lots of reporters if they dare to ask him questions he doesn’t like, but nope, he’s still a sexist.

When it comes to self-published books, women writers account for twice as many top sellers as men.

Not sure why it took this long for people to notice Cosmo‘s terrible image choices in a “beauty trends that need to die” piece from January, but JFC that’s racist.

Three actors of color talk about their experiences with “diverse” casting calls.

The real story behind why a man committed suicide at a Las Vegas casino (it wasn’t about the all-you-can-eat buffet, it was about male entitlement).

People got all kinds of mad at Neil deGrasse Tyson’s version of the Pledge of Allegiance but he was pretty much like:

Gif of Neil deGrasse Tyson putting on sunglasses, captioned "Deal with it."

Bend It Like Beckham is a musical now and OMG I needed this in my life.

What it’s like to find out that an old picture of you (that was taken wildly out of context) is being circulated and mocked on the internet.

I feel so old, but this is still freaking hilarious.

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Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

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