Must-Read Links: Mad Max’s Feminism, Cate Blanchett, #Dadbod + More

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I Stole a Pen From Douglas Adams’ Grave

We’re pretty sure DAME contrib Jess Zimmerman’s piece on Hazlitt about fear, writing, and stealing from a dead author, would make Douglas Adams proud.


Two Big Frauds: I Pretended to Be Pregnant at a Crisis Pregnancy Center

We always wondered what kind of trickery was happening within the walls of crisis pregnancy centers. Thanks to Megan Koester’s account at Jezebel, now we know, and it’s as bad as suspected.


Mad Max: Fury Road enrages Men’s Rights Activists Who Claim they Are Being Duped Into Watching “Feminist Propaganda” 

We had no plans to see this movie, but you can bet we’ll be heading to the theater now.


Cate Blanchett Opens the Closet Door with Lesbian Romance ‘Carol’

We’ll take any excuse to hang on queen Cate Blanchett’s words, especially since this press is tied to the film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s groundbreaking 1952 novel, The Price of Salt.


Yoko Ono and the Myth That Deserves to Die

With Yoko Ono’s “One Woman Show: 1960–1971” opening at MoMA, it’s a perfect time to revisit the artist’s legacy, and pop culture’s complicated relationship to it via Lindsay Zoladz in New York.


Why We Should Keep Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks Off the $20 Bill

Several outlets have echoed Kirsten West Savali’s thoughts on the $20-bill matter this week, but we’re sticking with the original, which she published at the Root, because it’s so damn smart.


Kristen Schaal Perfectly Mocks the Dad Bod Trend

Ok, this isn’t really a read, but it’s too good not to include. Our favorite Daily Show women’s correspondent is so into your #dadbod.


The Last Day of Her Life

Robin Marantz Henig’s account of psychologist Sandy Bem’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis and suicide plan, for the New York Times, is riveting, heartbreaking, and, ultimately, inspiring.


Black Girls Should Matter, Too

African American boys are finally getting attention from advocates, but as Melinda D. Anderson’s piece for The Atlantic reminds us, young black girls are in dire need of support too. 


The GOP: Fiddling With Your Uterus While Our Country Burns

The infrastructure of our country is literally falling apart. But, as Jodi Jacobson writes at Reality Check, at least the House GOP is taking time to pass the 20-week abortion ban. 



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