This Week in Lady Reads

Come on in for some fun, feminism, and science (with a side of misandry)!

David Tennant is going to be in Richard II in New York in April 2016!! PMag class trip!

Toni Morrison has a pretty damn awesome interview in The Telegraph.

“People keep saying, ‘We need to have a conversation about race,’” she says now. “This is the conversation. I want to see a cop shoot a white unarmed teenager in the back,” Morrison says finally. “And I want to see a white man convicted for raping a black woman. Then when you ask me, ‘Is it over?’, I will say yes.”

Copy editors are finally coming around on “they” as a singular pronoun. Huzzah!

A dumbass middle school principal had a girl’s “FEMINIST” T-shirt Photoshopped out of her class picture because she worried it might offend people.

Lilly for Target as a sequel to Mean Girls.

A new vibrator syncs up with your erotica so you can really enjoy reading!

Misandry pasta sauce! (Though I suspect that, rather than not realizing the painting they cropped on their label showed Judith in the middle of slaying Holofernes, they either figured other people wouldn’t realize it or just thought it was kinda funny.)


Meryl Streep, HBIC, is funding a program to support women screenwriters over the age of 40.

Rose Byrne and four other female filmmakers are launching a new production company and already have three films in production, all helmed by women.

Damnit, Disney, give us Black Widow merch! Do you have any idea how much money you’d make on it if you pulled your head out of your collective ass and acknowledged that women are geeks too?

Will 2015 really be the “year of women” at the box office? (And by “women,” of course, we seem to be talking about just white women. Sigh.)

While Amy Schumer’s “Clear eyes, full heart, don’t rape!” and “Last fuckable day” sketches from the premiere of season three of Inside Amy Schumer have pretty much everyone I know cheering, her interview with trans porn star Bailey Jay veered pretty far into transphobic territory.

Yeah, you’ve probably seen this a billion times before, but IDGAF because I can’t fucking wait until December!

And there’s also a blurry leaked teaser for Star Wars: Rogue One!


Female Fongoli chimpanzees are more likely than males to use spears while hunting, suggesting that they probably developed tool usage first.

There’s a new robotic lawnmower from the makers of the Roomba, but it could potentially interfere with radio telescopes. For fuck’s sake, it’s cheaper to just hire somebody if you can’t mow your own lawn!

Yes, the quadruple rainbow picture was probably real! (Technically it was two double rainbows, not a quadruple rainbow.)


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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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