Dispatches from Ladyblogland Cry at Work

We’ve been ladyblogging all week, but our ladyblog friends have some amazing stuff. Here’s what should be on your reading list.

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Discussion Links: Body-Shaming in “Identity Thief” and “Girls”

Nothing quite raises my hackles like lazy journalism, and this week, I’m certainly not alone. Two different writers, Roxane Gay and Dustin Rowles, take on the body-shaming rampant in the media’s reaction to the film Identity Thief and the TV show Girls.

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Meet the Nominees: The Potential Candidates for the Next SCOTUS Justice

There was much sound and fury and hyperbole and misinformation this past election year. Between old white guys telling us what to do with our vaginas and redefining rape for us to hysterically misinterpreting the Affordable Care Act, this election season was exhausting. There was just so much this year and, strangely enough, an issue that usually is at the forefront of the chatter during an election cycle was pushed back this time: potential Supreme Court nominees. Read More Meet the Nominees: The Potential Candidates for the Next SCOTUS Justice

New Show Recap: Girls, Episode 1.4, “Hannah’s Diary”

Hello, friends. Selena here, filling in for MJ. Much like MJ, I am a Lady of a Certain Age, but I can find a lot to like about this show. So let’s all pop a Werther’s and settle in under our afghans while we commiserate with Hannah and her sisters. Read More New Show Recap: Girls, Episode 1.4, “Hannah’s Diary”

On Lena Dunham’s Nakedness and What It All Means

Those who were scandalized by Angelina Jolie’s right leg at the Oscars better avert their eyes from anything featuring Lena Dunham.  After watching her second feature-length film, Tiny Furniture, plus the first seven-minute episode of an internet series she wrote and co-starred in, I’ve seen every part of her body starting with the letter “b” and can confirm she is not afraid of frontal nudity. Read More On Lena Dunham’s Nakedness and What It All Means