We’re all pretty worn out from the terribleness in the news this week, so I found a lot of fun stuff to cheer you up before the weekend. (But there’s a little bit about the terrible stuff, because it’s important and I don’t feel right completely ignoring it all. Sorry!) Come on in for the latest on Rachel Dolezal, Charleston, and funny celebrity shit. Read More This Week in Lady Reads
Over the past week, there’s been quite a bit of coverage of Caitlyn Jenner, so we’ve found a few posts you can use to refute the ignorant haters. We’ve also got lots of good reads about feminism and other social justice topics, pop culture, a bit of science (with an unfortunate side of sexism), and some fun stuff to cheer you back up if you make it to the end. (You can do it!) Read More This Week in Lady Reads
If Poe’s law deals with the impossibility of creating a parody of extremist beliefs that at least one person won’t think is true, what’s the equivalent for not being able to pick real clickbait headlines from the satiric ones? The other day I was blissfully reading an article online and in the sidebar saw a link titled, “A White Person Asks Other White People About Race. Their Answers Are Astounding.” I started cracking up, assuming it was a ClickHole post. Nope. It was a real post on Upworthy. Sigh. Let’s see if y’all can tell which of these recent headlines are real, and which ones are making fun of how absurd the real ones are. Read More Let’s Play Spot the Fake Clickbait Headline!
Nothing tops last week’s otter, but we found fun links this week anyway.
GamerGaters are still rearing their ugly heads this week, to the surprise of precisely no one. We also have some not-good news for everyone who was so excited that the Nigerian schoolgirls might have been on their way home, but at least the massive list of terrible people is somewhat mitigated by a bunch of awesome people and cool readings this week. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is So Not Basic
Let’s talk about the Ray Rice situation. (Trigger warning: domestic violence. The actual elevator footage is not included in the post, but can be found at many of the links.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: On Ray Rice, the NFL, and Domestic Violence