Viola Davis, Cultivation Theory, and the 2015 #Emmy Awards

I won’t pretend I didn’t cry this morning. I didn’t watch the Emmys live last night, so waking up to the news that not only did Viola Davis win herself an Emmy (as I predicted back when she de-wigged on primetime), but two other black women, (Regina King for American Crime and Uzo Aduba for Orange is the New Black) had also left with trophies, has left me floating on a cloud of #blackgirlmagic that has lasted the entire day.

But it has also left me thinking long and hard about why these victories matter on a sociopolitical level. Read More Viola Davis, Cultivation Theory, and the 2015 #Emmy Awards

This Week in Lady Reads

Lady Reads is a bit heavy on the pop culture this week, but that’s just because so much cool news came out! But don’t worry, we’ve got dick jokes and FEELS too! Read More This Week in Lady Reads

This Week in Lady Reads

You’re about to get mooned (by the actual moon’s backside) and flashed (by Lenny Kravitz). Also, don’t mess with armadillos or walruses. They aren’t having it. Read More This Week in Lady Reads

This Week in Lady Reads

Welcome back to another week of lady reads! This week, we’ve got the best movie review ever written, a sick burn on Donald Trump, cool animals, and lots of other interesting posts. Read More This Week in Lady Reads

Yay Marriage! What’s Next?

Now that Notorious RBG and her crew used some jiggery-pokery, marriage equality is the law of the land. Everybody seems to be asking, what is next? Read More Yay Marriage! What’s Next?

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

Mad Max: Fury Road And The Great Feminism Debate

After all the hoopla, debate, and thinkpieces, I finally saw Mad Max: Fury Road last night and it did not disappoint. The movie was a masterpiece of the senses and totally overwhelmed me with how engaging it was on all fronts. By about 15 minutes in, I was at the edge of my seat whispering, “this is amazing. This is AMAZING!” to myself. Basically, I loved it. I’m listening to the soundtrack as I type this. Read More Mad Max: Fury Road And The Great Feminism Debate

This Week in Lady Reads

We’re reading some good stuff this week, including analysis of how some white people are more forgiving of admitted pedophiles than of unarmed black kids who are killed by police, books by writers of color to add to your summer reading list, and the missing men of Game of Thrones. What would you add to this list? Read More This Week in Lady Reads