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A lot of great reading material here — particularly the stories on the creator of #yesallwomen, Angelina Jolie's brilliant image management, and misogyny, pick-up artists, and violence against women.
Bringing back an old blog feature after a two year break, because links are good. Some things I’ve read and loved over the past couple of weeks.
Everyone is totally just winging it all, the time. (It’s true.) (The Guardian)
Why don’t women’s magazines write about female scientists and engineers? (It’s OK for Intellectual Feminists to Like Fashion)
"Help is so affordable when migrant workers make $200 a month." Molly Crabapple interviews Donald Trump… and pisses off Ivanka. (Vice)
Pitch, bitch. Love this new initiative from Estelle Tang. (Kill Your Darlings)
"If depression is the Black Dog, then jealousy is the Black Cat." Justin Heazlewood on negativity in the Australian arts scene. (Faster Louder)
"Taken together, these images, and the stories that accompanied them, were speaking about their relationship, even if the pair themselves weren’t offering comment. And what they were saying was that this wasn’t a story about sex or scandal; rather, it was one of family, humanitarianism, and global citizenship.” Anne Helen Petersen on Angelina Jolie’s perfect media game. (Buzzfeed)
This whole tour has been such a humbling experience.” Shit writers say on social media.
And in case you missed it, here’s me talking antiporn activism in The New Inquiry.
NEWS 4/28/14 :
Kim and Kanye’s Vogue issue has set an all time record for Vogue with sales expected to surpass 500,000 copies. The Kimye issue will surpass previous top selling issues Beyonce (355,000) and First Lady Michelle Obama (293,000)
Black and brown people sell Vogue!
File under: lessons we wish Anna Wintour would learn.
Oscar voters are nearly 94% Caucasian and 77% male, The Times found. Blacks are about 2% of the academy, and Latinos are less than 2%. Oscar voters have a median age of 62, the study showed. People younger than 50 constitute just 14% of the membership.
Armed with these stats, you’ll never lose an Oscar pool again!