We’ll have a lot more about the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore in next week’s PoC News update, but we’d be remiss not to include a few posts you might need over the weekend to refute the idiots in your life. In happier news, we’ve also got stories about the Notorious RBG, trolling GamerGaters, and Game of Thrones.
Ta-Nehisi Coates on the hypocrisy of calling for non-violence from protesters after decades of violence against PoC at the hands of police.
More hypocrisy from people applauding the “hero mom” without understanding her real motives for dragging her son from the protests or the sociohistorical context of her actions.
When confronted with pictures of “looting,” reverse image search is your friend.
And besides, it’s fucked up when people are more upset by broken windows than broken spines.
Some of the best jokes from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Shit got real.
When advertisers started convincing women to buy products lest they lose their husbands for being smelly slobs.
When GamerGaters started coming after Anne Wheaton, she told them she was donating $1 to Feminist Frequency for every nasty tweet they sent her (and others matched her pledge). And yet it still didn’t stop them.
Some asshat peer reviewer told two female researchers that their study would be better if they got a man’s perspective.
Jon Krakauer talks about Missoula, rape culture, and feminism.
I mean, how can you not be a feminist if you have a brain in your head? If you’re not a feminist, then you’re a problem.
Twelve British actors reciting Shakespeare. Hellooooooo, pants feelings!
Life advice via sci-fi quotes.
Ten things you might not know about romance novels.
In an interview with Cosmo, Mark Ruffalo got to answer all the sexist questions that reporters usually ask Scarlett Johansson.
Hayley Atwell has the best driver’s license picture ever.
New Minecraft players can finally start with a female default character.
The headline says it all: “Hot Fuzz is a God Damned Masterpiece.” Yarp!
The spellcheck in Microsoft Word recognizes the weird-ass names of Game of Thrones characters. Bless nerds.
Margaery Tyrell’s emoji game is on point! (Spoilers for episode 5×03.)