Welcome, friends! Here’s a selection of the things we’ve been reading the past week – some are happy, some are sad, some are hilarious, and some are brain-melting levels of infuriating. Choose how you want to feel, and get clicking!
To start, here’s something that will make your day and possibly your entire life better: Hark, a Vagrant’s comic about “Straw Feminists in the Closet”. If you haven’t seen it yet, you are MISSING OUT.
Hold onto the happiness from that comic, because it’s pretty much a rollercoaster of sad/angry from here on out.
- Sad: This piece on representation of queer women in media. “Love and intimacy are ours only in death, or so it would seem.“
- Angry: Follow up on the awful story (which we’ve covered in WWRs past) of Lakisha Briggs, who was evicted for repeatedly calling 911 when her domestic partner attacked her.
- Frustrated/disllusioned: Why are there still so few women in STEM fields? Hostile gender environments, for one thing.
- BRAIN-MELTINGLY FURIOUS: A 16-year-old girl was denied an abortion by the Nebraska Supreme Court, who apparently didn’t think having an anti-abortion activist for a judge impacted the case at all.
Whew. That was a lot. Here are some things that cheered us up!
- A mysteriously pro-Obamacare op-ed – on Fox News?
- An actual, scientific name for all the of the compliments that feel wrong and the positive stereotypes: Benevolent Sexism!
- Why are we not hearing anything about or from the amazing African women blazing feminist trails in Rwanda, Malawi, Liberia and Senegal? A VERY GOOD QUESTION.
- Wendy Davis is officially running for Governor of Texas! GOOD NOOS, or THE BEST NOOS?
- Internet-famous PUA and King Douchebag “Roosh” finds out his creepy “seduction” techniques don’t work in Denmark. (Denmark, coincidentally, is my new favorite country.)
What else should we be reading? Let us know in the comments!