Great article on the more-hard-core-than-expected Elizabeth Banks in MarieClaire @ Work, by Yael Kohen.
Why Society Still Needs Feminism
Because to men, a key is a device to open something. For women, it’s a weapon we hold between our fingers when we’re walking alone at night.
Because the biggest insult for a guy is to be called a “pussy,” a “little bitch” or a “girl.” From here on out, being called a “pussy” is an effing badge of honor.
Because last month, my politics professor asked the class if women should have equal representation in the Supreme Court, and only three out of 42 people raised their hands.
Because rape jokes are still a thing. —
Caitlin O’Donnell, Drake University. (via on-another-note)
….there’s more, lighthearted and much less so. Worth a read.
TheLi.st Newsletter is live - a thrice-weekly general-interest funly-curated hodgepodge of awesome. That will feature the work of some superfine ladies. If you want to check it out, you can do so online here, and signup here: www.theli.st - and you might wanna check out our ratio. It’s pretty rad.
p.s. Inaugural tagline from Cindy Gallop: “There’s a lot of money to be made by taking women seriously.”
"Angelina Jolie, arguably one of the most desired women on earth, is a role model sent from heaven. If only she had been around in 2004. I know she will empower many frightened young women to take action that could save their lives. Kudos, Angelina, for being brave enough to share your experience and pave the way." -
Yesterday, Angelina Jolie announced her decision to get a preventative double mastectomy. Hollywood writer Jessica Queller writes about facing the same choice—and how Jolie’s decision is a game-changer.
Jessica Queller wrote “Pretty Is What Changes” about her own prophylactic double mastectomy (and has written for Gilmore Girls, Felicity, Gossip Girl, Ed & Vegas).
Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Take a walk -
The brillz Nilofer Merchant points out a silent public health crisis - sitting, which we spend, on average, 9.3 hours doing daily. ”In this way, sitting has become the smoking of our generation,” says Nilofer - who started swapping out sit-down meetings for walk n’ talks. Awesome (and short!) talk. Even better idea.
I JUST noticed something strange on Wikipedia. It appears that gradually, over time, editors have begun the process of moving women, one by one, alphabetically, from the “American Novelists” category to the “American Women Novelists” subcategory. So far, female authors whose last names begin with A or B have been most affected, although many others have, too. The intention appears to be to create a list of “American Novelists” on Wikipedia that is made up almost entirely of men. The category lists 3,837 authors, and the first few hundred of them are mainly men. The explanation at the top of the page is that the list of “American Novelists” is too long, and therefore the novelists have to be put in subcategories whenever possible. Too bad there isn’t a subcategory for “American Men Novelists. —
Wikipedia’s Sexism Toward Female Novelists - NYTimes.com (via techladymafia)
Simple, stirring cover by Boston magazine design director Brian Struble using actual running shoes worn in last week’s Boston marathon.
Amazing. Via Maria Popova.
: If Jill Abramson were a man... -
She’s a source of widespread frustration and anxiety who is demoralizing, uncaring, morale-draining, and very unpopular. He demands excellence and relevance.
She is difficult to work with, unreasonable, impossible, stubborn. He has a strong vision and insists on seeing it carried out.
She is AWOL and disengaged. He attended Sundance and SXSW.She is not a naturally charismatic person, not approachable, tough as nails. He is direct.She is brusque, blunt, and dismissive. He does not like to waste time.She is uncaring, unable to march forward or provide reassurance, and doesn’t make people feel good. He is not your mommy.She is condescending. He is the boss.