Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

If you’re looking for the best of the ladyblogs, I’ve got a few articles that’ll make you extremely happy that the Internet exists. As if pictures of kittens weren’t doing that already.

I’m kind of in love with this piece that notes how writing pieces about looking for female DJs entirely avoids talking about awesome female DJs. Vice

Beyoncé wrote a smart piece about gender equality for The Shriver Report.

Refinery29 continues to be one of my favorite blogs because it rarely fails to discuss both style and the many complications of worrying about style. This piece about Woody Allen is the type of thing I expect from Refinery29.

In news that will likely depress you, AP computer science test takers are overwhelmingly white and male. Colorlines

If you spend any time on the ladyblogs, you’ll know that Jezebel made a rather tacky offer to get unretouched photos of Lena Dunham’s Vogue shoot. Roxane Gay weighs in. Salon

An interesting take on planning for a child while suffering from mental illness. (TW: Self harm) Mommyish

By [E] Sally Lawton

My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

One reply on “Dispatches from Ladyblogland”

Ugh, Jezebel. Why does it feel like they put that whole article together less to make a point, and more to just crow at yet another example of a common industry practice that has been railed against by less awful publications? Oh, right. Because that’s what they did. Not that I think photoshopping everybody into oblivion is great, but even the author admitted that the retouches were pretty mild, especially for a high-fashion, aspirational magazine like Vogue.

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