Guess who has two thumbs and waited until 10 pm to start writing? This girl!
- Who does she think she is?: “The internet does not hate women. People hate women, and the internet allows them to do it faster, harder, and with impunity.” This piece, then, lead me to this essay from the 70’s: Trashing: The dark side of sisterhood–and it’s like a little light bulb went on in my brain. That is actually a thing. Okay, then. Onwards.
- Department stores are basically the reason women were allowed in public. Okay, that’s kind of exaggerated–the article does make it very clear that they’re talking about middle and upper class women, not lower class women.
- “Monitoring what a woman spends her money on represents a new, sophisticated way of infantilizing women.”
- A makeover saved Sabella Nitti from the death penalty Seriously. Nitti was a poor immigrant farm worker who didn’t speak English and was sentenced to death for the murder of her husband. Then a female lawyer got involved with her appeal and a big reason the charges were eventually dropped was that Nitti’s appearance was made to conform more closely with American beauty standards and that she had learned to speak English.
- And lest you think that this isn’t still an issue today: How I learned to look believable.
- Fifty years ago, protesters took on the Miss America Pageant and electrified the feminist movement.
- And to end on a lighter note: Excerpts from my upcoming novel, Ready Player Two: Girl Stuff. This made me snort-laugh.
I’ll be in Iowa next week for work, so won’t have the time or mental bandwidth to pull together links. I’ll see you in two weeks.