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Link Roundup: This Week’s Must-Reads…Black History Month, Trolling, + More


The most compelling stories from our favorite sources.



 

9 Badass Black Feminists and Their Books That Shook the World

It’s Black History Month. Here are some additions for your reading list. 

 

Even Kim Gordon Doesn’t Have It All

Ann Friedman’s look at Kim Gordon’s life, and what her fans expect of it, makes us even more excited for the former Sonic Youth front woman’s memoir. 

 

Getting Pregnant With Michelle Tea: I Had a Baby

We followed Michelle Tea’s pregnancy attempts and miscarriage through her column on XOJane.com. Now we get her birth story, in all of its raw and intimate details.

 

No More, the NFL’s Domestic Violence Partner Is a Sham

We were afraid it was too good to be true. 

  

What Happened When I Confronted My Cruelest Troll

Lindy West is a national treasure. 

 

Mourning a Husband

Elizabeth Alexander’s beautiful account in The New Yorker of her marriage to painter Ficre Ghebreyesus will truly break your heart. 

 

Labor Pains

Rebecca Traister examines the effects of our country’s maternity leave laws in The New Republic and, spoiler alert, they aren’t good.

 

The Treatment of Emma Sulkowicz Proves We Still Have No Idea How to Talk About Rape

There’s no such thing as a perfect victim. We keep making women learn that the hard way. 

 

“Sweetness” by Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison’s new short story in The New Yorker reminds us why her voice changed the literary landscape forever. 

 

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