"Teen-girl taste is unfairly vilified in the rest of culture (teen girls themselves, also vilified), and there’s also the pervasive perception that stories about women are mostly for women, whereas stories about men are for everyone….Women are also taught to dismiss stories about themselves, to derisively call things “chick lit,” to treat male as neutral and female as special-case."

Margaret Lyons, Vulture

Tags: women feminism

kubrickcast:

KubrickCast is now available through iTunes!
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kubrickcast:

KubrickCast is now available through iTunes!

Please rate and review, so all the other film nerds on iTunes can find us more easily. 

Go get this in iTunes now.

kubrickcast:

Welcome to KubrickCast! In our debut episode, Bill and Renan take on Stanley Kubrick’s debut film, the little-seen Fear and Desire (1953). A great film it may not be—and Kubrick himself tried to have it suppressed, almost successfully—but it’s a fascinating piece of film history nonetheless, and still plenty fun to talk about. (33:37)

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Check out Renan & Bill’s new podcast breaking down every Kubrick movie!

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changetheratio:

Look! TheLi.st Kindle Serial is out tomorrow! Featuring terrific essays from Sally Kohn, Nisha Chittal, Stacy London, Paula Froelich, Jenna Wortham, Ruth Ann Harnisch, Leslie Bradshaw, Cindy Gallop, Glynnis MacNicol & Rachel Sklar. You should probably pre-order it RIGHT NOW:
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We love the cover and love the content even more. You can’t get more bang (or brains!) for your $1.99 (we promise a lot of both). 

I’ve got an essay in this Kindle Serial, out today on Amazon and on sale for only $1.99! Featuring 10 essays on careers and life from myself, Rachel Sklar, Glynnis MacNicol, Jenna Wortham, Stacy London, Sally Kohn, Ruth Ann Harnisch, Cindy Gallop, Paula Froehlich and Leslie Bradshaw. 

changetheratio:

Look! TheLi.st Kindle Serial is out tomorrow! Featuring terrific essays from Sally Kohn, Nisha Chittal, Stacy London, Paula Froelich, Jenna Wortham, Ruth Ann Harnisch, Leslie Bradshaw, Cindy Gallop, Glynnis MacNicol & Rachel Sklar. You should probably pre-order it RIGHT NOW:

bit.ly/List10Habits

We love the cover and love the content even more. You can’t get more bang (or brains!) for your $1.99 (we promise a lot of both). 

I’ve got an essay in this Kindle Serial, out today on Amazon and on sale for only $1.99! Featuring 10 essays on careers and life from myself, Rachel Sklar, Glynnis MacNicol, Jenna Wortham, Stacy London, Sally Kohn, Ruth Ann Harnisch, Cindy Gallop, Paula Froehlich and Leslie Bradshaw. 

One year ago! (h/t Aminatou)

One year ago! (h/t Aminatou)

Fairy Tales For The Modern Woman

"Once upon a time a woman never got married, but had many fulfilling relationships, a job that kept her comfortable, an apartment that she got to decorate just for her, and hobbies that stimulated her mind.

The End.”

These photos of working women in Saudi Arabia are incredibly powerful. (via Kate Brooks’s Photographs of Saudi Women in Retail : The New Yorker)

These photos of working women in Saudi Arabia are incredibly powerful. (via Kate Brooks’s Photographs of Saudi Women in Retail : The New Yorker)

"I’ve always been jealous of friends who were raised by parents who read The New Yorker and had art-museum memberships and voted for liberal Democrats. But I’ve also long suspected that my beliefs wouldn’t have the same amount of fire behind them if I hadn’t forged them in contrast to those of my family."

I Love My Family But Loathe Their Politics - The Cut

"I think women who say, ‘No, I’m not a feminist — I love men,’ I think that is just… You don’t know what it means. You think it means that, ‘I don’t shave under my arms, I burn my bras. Fuck men!’ How could you be so uneducated, and so unwilling to learn about something which is so important to you?"

FasterLouder Headliners | Lorde

"I love women who are bosses and who don’t constantly worry about what their employees think of them. I love women who don’t ask, “Is that OK?” after everything they say. I love when women are courageous in the face of unthinkable circumstances, like my mother when she was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Or like Gabrielle Giffords writing editorials for the New York Times about the cowardice of Congress regarding gun laws and using phrases like “mark my words” like she is Clint Eastwood. How many women say stuff like that? I love mothers who teach their children that listening is often better than talking. I love obedient daughters who absorb everything—being perceptive can be more important than being expressive. I love women who love sex and realize that sexual experience doesn’t have to be the source of their art. I love women who love sex and can write about it in thoughtful, creative ways that don’t exploit them, as many other people will use sex to exploit them. I love women who know how to wear menswear."

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