My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.
Oh, hi, Monday. Here's all the feminist news I'm reading today:
• A string of new movies write a greedy new American Dream: AO Scott writes a great piece on The Great Gatsby, The Bling Ring, Spring Breakers, and Pain and Gain as "fables of acquisition." [New York Times]
• A Greenwich Village hate crime: A man in New York gunned down a stranger this week, apparently because the victim was gay. [The Advocate]
• Female artists took home a pile of prizes at the Billboard Music Awards, including big wins for Taylor Swift and Rihanna. [Guardian]
• Spelling out the specific stigmas against women in power saying they have mental illness. [The Frisky]
• How do you challenge censorship in prison? [The American Reader]
• A Yale scholar offers a new, in-depth look at rape during the Civil War. [Women Under Siege]
• Is tree-sitting terrorism? Proposed laws in Oregon would make certain non-violent environmental protests a felony. [Vice]
• Feministing has a rundown of ways anyone can support domestic workers who are organizing themselves for rights. [Feministing]
• Sailor Moon turned femininity into a literal weapon: In praise of "magical girl" TV shows. [Autostraddle]
• Boobs on Facebook: They're only banned if they're real, says Facebook. [Daily Beast]
What's on your radar? Post other good reads to the comments.
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