A lot of people have been critiquing the cover art for the 50th anniversary edition of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. They seem to think that the picture of a pretty woman staring at a vanity is not appropriate for a book that is about struggling with the idea of suicide. More
Look, if you are smuggling drugs anywhere in the region of your ladyparts, it is probably best not to send cheerful texts about it in general, and especially not say that you’ve got them in your coochie. More
Well, everything is awful, again. The charges were recently overturned against Julio Morales, a man who crept into a woman’s bed pretending to be her boyfriend. More
Women get put in the friendzone all the time, they just don’t go around shouting “I’m a nice girl, why do men only date bitches?” More
It’s weird that everyone in Ancient Greece seemingly hated Aspasia, except for Socrates, who hated everyone else. More
This kitten’s got claws. Catfight. Purred like a kitten. What a catty thing to say. A real hellcat. Don’t have kittens about it. More
This article details the perfect woman of 1912, who ate beefsteak, weighed 171 pounds and didn’t know fear. More
Misogyny is a real thing. It is a real thing, it exists, there are societal biases against women all over the place (I tried to begin listing them, but I figured you didn’t want to read a 40 page long article). It is not a made up term. And there are many ways it manifests itself.
However, it is notable that none of those ways are evident in Sarah Jaffe’s “Memories of My Misogynist Trolls*” piece on Jezebel. The only thing the much discussed pieces seems to indicate is that if you pick disagreements with people they will yell at you. Just as people have been doing with other people essentially since the dawn of time. More
This seems almost impossible because of the way “women aren’t funny.”A notion that I believe was laid forth in Vanity Fair. And yet! On their comedy covers, there are as many women as men! Six women! Six men! I know women aren’t good at math, but here are the pictures and we can count them together (you’re allowed to use your fingers). More
Did I reveal too much about Julie d’Aubigny in the title? No, I don’t believe I did. More
How do you handle your death threats?
I mean, we all get them, right? Because the Internet is kind of a lawless wasteland? I mean, I didn’t like Facebook Couple’s pages and someone replied:
“Jesus Christ. Go kill yourself; problem solved for all parties.”
So, yes, we all get idle death threats from people who want us to die. There isn’t usually much logic behind them, and they’re not to be taken seriously.
Women’s right campaigner Hildur Lilliendahl Viggósdóttir certainly does More
The Hollywood Reporter is curious about the lack of female James Bond equivalents. They’ve discovered it’s because ladies are just there for sex, and pining: More
Women’s emotions are “emotions,” men’s emotions are “how people talk.” More
This is the best news the world has ever heard, ever. More