Dispatches from Ladyblogland

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.

Holy crap, it’s the illuminated dark side of the moon as it eclipses the Earth. Science is goddamned marvelous.

Speaking of marvelous, here’s Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about the dangers of scientific illiteracy.

Isn’t it interesting that no one expects Lenny Kravitz to apologize for his recent wardrobe malfunction, but accidentally exposed ladybits are like totally trashy? (The link isn’t NSFW unless you click the gif of his wang popping out of his pants. Then it’s really NSFW! And oddly mesmerizingā€¦)

Activists are calling for a boycott of the movieĀ Stonewall, since the actual riot was started by two trans WoC, but in the movie, a white man starts it. Sigh.

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Here’s a very important slideshow of Joe Biden being awesome.

Is anyone shocked that author Catherine Nichols’ novel got a much warmer response when agents thought it was written by a man? Anyone? (crickets)

Sloane Crosley talks about the difference between post-apocalyptic landscapes as written by women vs. men.

#ILookLikeAnEngineer is an awesome collection of lady engineers, started in response to douchebros who refused to believe that Isis Wenger was a real engineer when she appeared in an ad for her company.

Amanda Marcotte on why we need to stop policing women for uptalk and vocal fry when we never criticize men who talk that way.

I can’t stop laughing at this story of people infiltrating a “Southern Pride” Facebook group and changing its name/cover image to various pro-gay pro-Obama themes.

Crying laughing. Click through and watch the video.

Don’t mess with Texas, y’all. Unless you want to get shot in the face by an armadillo. (Cue chorus of “He Had It Coming.”)

And here’s a vaguely terrifying gif of the shrinking polar ice cap in National Geographic‘s atlases. Yeesh.


By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

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