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New York’s profiler extraordinaire Jada Yuan outlines the world domination plans of Abbi Jacobsen and Ilana Glazer, our favorite Comedy Central broads. And that is a world we want to live in.
Jen Sorensen turns a friend’s rape story into a comic for Fusion. Her jaunty drawings somehow make the narrative even more harrowing. And, for other survivors, hopefully helpful.
DAME contributor Kirsten West Savali’s blistering piece for The Root, about why University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s entrenched racism should come as no surprise to anyone.
In this essay for Salon,veteran magazine and book editor George Hodgman writes of his 92-year-old mother Betty with such love, injecting just enough humor to make her descent into dementia more moving than macabre. His memoir Bettyville is next on our reading list.
Emmeline May, the woman behind the blog Rockstar Dinosaur Pirate Princess, has a genius analogy for consent. It involves tea (she’s a Brit).
As fervor continues over the revelation that an old Harper Lee manuscript will be published this year, the New York Times examines the war being waged over the 88-year-old author’s cognizance, and consent.
Women are notoriously bad at self-promotion. And social media can be…complicated. This handy piece from Vulture offers insight from the wise minds of Emily Nussbaum, Anna Holmes, Jia Tolentino, and more.
Adam Serwer’s BuzzFeed story relates present-day Ferguson, with its appalling corruption, racism, and forced servitude, to post-emancipation America, which, horrifically, didn’t look that different.
Serena Williams has been very good to tennis. But tennis? It’s been pretty terrible to Serena, especially 14 years ago at the Indian Wells tournament. Aaron Randle’s piece on Jezebel looks at what she’s endured, and why her return to Indian Wells is a triumph in itself.
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