Things we liked, or didn’t like, from around the internet this week.
Women writers, or, how well would J. K. Rowling have done if she had been Joan Rowling writing about Hermione? A woman’s place: sexism in literature
A guide to an abnormal smear.
In Malawi, women wearing trousers or short skirts are assaulted for ‘disrespecting men’.
Ms Naughty looks at Men in Corsets. And who can blame her?
She also writes about the reason behind the ridiculous photoshopping of female genitalia in lad mags: censorship. This isn’t about presenting the vulva as neat and tidy and ‘how it should be’, it’s about avoiding a rating for “excessive genital detail“.
It’s treating a woman politely
As long as she isn’t a fright:
It’s guarding the girls who act rightly,
If you can be judge of what’s right;
It’s being—not just, but so pleasant;
It’s tipping while wages are low;
It’s making a beautiful present,
And failing to pay what you owe.
An Open Letter to the Fat Girl I Saw at Hot Yoga in New York City.
QFT: ” Without the women’s movement, I wouldn’t have had the courage or the confidence to even draw on that expertise and go public with my ideas.”
Nancy Clarke, the White House ‘flower czar,’ has died at 66. What a rad lady.
If you spend any time on the internet, and understand what the phrase head-desk means, you may require one of these. I’ll have one in pink, please.
Pop on over to Skepticlawyer and take at look at The Midwich Cats.
Annaonymous of The End is Naenae on the palpable radness of red shoes. I (Deb) have red shoe envy.
Tallulah already has a wardrobe full of red shoes (and just this month, someone pointed out to her that sluts wear red shoes. She said ‘what of it?’) but if you have too much money, and a hankering, Charlotte Olympia has you covered.