This painting pretty much sums up how I feel about this week.
- Real Talk: On Fatness, Desirability, And Why Socialization Is a Beast
- My Friends Would Rather Have Their Guts Cut Open Than Be Like Me
- Sneering at America
- Meet the Woman Who Invented Cosplay
- Another Letter to Tiptree, by Gillian Polack
- Azealia Banks’ Twitter Ban Reminds Us Freedom Of Speech Is For Whites Only
- “Why do all old statues have such small penises?” (NSFW)
- Behind the Accent The linguistic and social history behind the Great Lakes Vowel Shift. I am never going to be able to hear a Michigan accent in the same way ever again.
- Olivia de Havilland and the Most Notorious Sibling Rivalry in Hollywood This was a RIVETING read.
- The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies
- Re-Examining Monica, Marcia, Tonya and Anita, The ‘Scandalous’ Women Of The ’90s
- Is “Grit” the Key to Success or an Old Idea Dressed Up to Be the Latest Self-Help Sensation?
- Ghost in the Shell and anime’s troubled history with representation
- ‘Murder She Wore’ Sartorial Splendour as seen in Murder, She Wrote
- Why This Famous Cartoonist Moved to a Secluded Canadian Island
- Men Are Sabotaging The Online Reviews Of TV Shows Aimed At Women
- From Lilysea: In a Perpetual Present: The Strange Case of the Woman Who Can’t Remember Her Past—Or Imagine Her Future as Lilysea says, “Interesting neurological condition in plain English”–and I agree. This is fascinating.
- Friend of Pretty Terrible Dame B wrote about her issues with Sharon Carter in Civil War–which I haven’t seen yet. Maybe this weekend! (I also recommend this essay about grimdark and greyhounds and narratives.)
- “Sappho and stars — what more do you need?” says Olivia Waite. Olivia is wise. Listen to Olivia.
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