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!
I’m not a perfect feminist, which is consistent with my status as not being a perfect anything. This year, though, I’m going to stop cringing about the ways that I don’t meet the mark.
Because why are we still calling it a walk of shame anyway? Oh right, because people are terrible. Let’s see just how terrible people were this week! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
Get ready for another two for one, because ridiculous crapdates keep sliding across my news feed in themes. This week’s theme: boys do boy things and girls do girl things, and oh yeah, the things that girls do are manipulative and frivolous. Hooray, gender-based stereotypes that reinforce the patriarchy!
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, so we should all take it as an opportunity to show our moms how much we appreciate them… by buying them shit, right? If my inbox is to be believed, yes, that is the most important thing to keep in mind this weekend. But what to get her? Unsurprisingly, the […]
Lego has been making waves with its new “Friends” collection for girls. While some have praised the move for trying to encourage girls to play with building toys they might otherwise shun, others see it as unnecessary and pandering. The more I look at the issue, the more I realize I can see both sides […]
Exporting ethics is tricky business. Whether you are the sole vegan at Thanksgiving dinner, or out with a bunch of new travel buddies while traveling abroad, handling ethical issues without seeming like an insensitive, self-involved jerk can be a conundrum.
To the surprise of no one except the upper-middle class white guys aged 25-35 who thought that The Social Network was speaking directly to them, The King’s Speech walked away with the Best Picture Oscar on Sunday night. This was clearly a win for England, a win for classic filmmaking and, of course, a win […]
So who watched some football last night? Well, OK, who watched an hour long game of football punctuated by 27 commercial breaks from kick-off to final down? I did! And if you didn’t but you still want to know what happened during the ads, stay here: I’ve got the Best and Worst 3 ads of […]