Oh dear. There is just so much wrong with the world this week. A little bit of good news, but a lot more that’s positively rage-inducing. At least there’s an awesome Stephen Colbert smackdown! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Continue reading
SPOILER ALERT. Do not pass go if you haven’t seen this film yet and do not want spoilers. If you have seen it or don’t care about spoilers, welcome.
What’s a woman to do when she hates horror movies but loves Halloween? Turn to Bollywood, of course!
Nice Guys™ and MRAs! “Fake” geek girls and cosplayers! Lesbian cookies! There’s something for everyone this week. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Continue reading
Last week, the scientist behind the great blog The Urban Scientist , DNLee, was approached by Biology Online for a once a month, unpaid writing gig. When she turned it down, the response from one of the site’s editors was — let’s just call it “unbelievable.” But to add injury to an insult, when she wrote about the experience on her blog, which is hosted by Scientific American, SA pulled the story. Isis the Scientist has been covering the story since it happened and looked into the situation with SA. She has interesting things to say about the mysterious disappearing blog post. But more importantly, as a friend of DNLee, she also has the text of the missing post. DNLee has given her permission to have her words reproduced and reblogged via Isis the Scientist. What follows is her account of the Biology Online interaction: Continue reading
I took last week off from recapping the misogynistic crap in the news because, for once, I couldn’t find that much to report on! But then this week happened, and it’s like the world decided to make up for lost time. I should have known. Continue reading
So, I just started grad school. I live in a dorm-like situation and share a bathroom and a large kitchen with five other female grad students. The thing is, every time I tell someone this, the reaction is pretty ridiculous.
“SIX girls? ONE bathroom? That must be AWFUL.” Continue reading
When the Lord of the Rings trilogy hit theaters in the early 2000s, millions of Tolkien fans around the world delighted to see one of their favorite epic fantasies on-screen. I, on the other hand, remained completely unaware of the films. I do not recall viewing any trailers, seeing the films on my local theater’s marquee, or speaking with any fans about it. I lived in a bubble where the Lord of the Rings did not exist. In hindsight, I realize that I remained unaware of Lord of the Rings because I could not find myself in Lord of the Rings. There was no place for people of color, and especially women of color, on this epic adventure, so I tuned out. Continue reading
USA’s fast-paced, lawyer show Suits quickly hooked me when I began watching. Early on, the series centered on the professional relationship and friendship between hot-shot lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) and his genius protégé Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) who poses as a Harvard graduate at what is then the Pearson Hardman law firm. It’s your typical dude bro buddy show in a lot of ways with dubious applications of law to set it apart. But, this series featured the showstopper Jessica Pearson portrayed by my queen Gina Torres. Torres’s portrayal of one of very few Black women, real or fictional, to have her name on the door of a major law firm glued me in every week for two seasons.
Then the Suits writers damn near ruined it. Continue reading
We struggle our whole lives. Our humanity is defined on how we deal with those struggles. My life has definitely had its share of those battles. These last few months have shown my resilience. I am alive.
Oh, misogyny. It never stops, does it? This week we’re catching up on three weeks worth of awful, so brace yourselves. Plus, you get to find out why I’m not friends with very many people from high school! (Yes, it’s disgustingly relevant and you probably already saw the story.) As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply. Continue reading
After all, most state legislatures and Congress are on holiday, so they aren’t writing laws about my uterus this week. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of other misogyny in the news! (Trigger warnings apply for just about everything.) Continue reading
It’s an age-old argument – one that pre-dates our marriage by at least three years. An argument that is rooted in the very beginnings of our falling in love: â€œNo, you can’t be in our league.â€ Continue reading